Archive for Category: Did You Know?

water

Being Careful With Water Is Good for Our Earth

Many people in the world do not have enough clean water to drink or to use for washing themselves and their food. You can find ways to use less every day, and clever ways to re-use it. Here are some of them: 1. Turn off the faucets When brushing your teeth...

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fish

Some Wild Arkansas Fish Tales

Two Records in One Day The chances of catching a state-record fish are extremely small. Two anglers catching two records the same day, from the same boat seems impossible, but it happened! On April 15, 1984, William Garvey of Indianapolis caught a 5-pound, 2-ounce white bass on the Arkansas...

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catfish

A Fish with Whiskers: Catfish

They are fun to fish for. You can keep them in an aquarium. And, they make a tasty meal. No matter how you enjoy them, catfish are fascinating underwater creatures. With the exception of Antarctica, they live on all continents and are believed to include 3,000 different species. Some are...

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american

May Is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution that created Asian Pacific American Heritage week. 1990, President George H. W. Bush expanded the celebration from a week to a month. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in May to commemorate the arrival in May 1843 of the first...

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mars

Hello Mars! Communicating with Curiosity

With cell phones and the internet, we’re used to communicating with anyone, anywhere, quickly and easily. But how do scientists communicate with things that aren’t on our planet—such as the Curiosity rover on Mars? This communication beyond Earth is a bit more complicated. We communicate with spacecraft using radio signals....

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cosmic cavern

Weird & Wonderful in Arkansas: Cosmic Cavern Wonders

Have you ever seen things that are out of place, like a hat on a fence post or a cellphone on a sidewalk? How about Santa Claus in a cave? How about bacon? Well, if you tour the amazing Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas, and descend 400 feet into its...

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squirrels

That’s just Squirrely! Fun Facts About Squirrels

Hey kids! Did you learn anything about slugs in the March issue of Official Kids Mag? We sure did! This month we’re going to take a closer look at a feisty little creature who is always busy scurrying around. Squirrels. Squirrels are fast climbers especially when going up and down...

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trees

Fun Facts About Trees

Trees give people many gifts. They give us shade on a hot summer’s day and a beautiful show of color in the fall. They also provide us with food, medicine, clothing and furniture. Coconut Trees Coconut trees are palms that grow up to 30 feet high. They are known as the ‘tree of...

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slug

It’s a Slug Life: Fun Facts About Slugs

Some creatures are really interesting to look at. You see them, but you don’t REALLY notice them.  Occasionally, you just have to stop, bend down and take a closer look. Slugs are one of those creatures.  But what are they good for?  We’re going to explore the life of...

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plastic

It’s Just Plain Weird: Houses Made From Recycled Plastic & Unlikely Friends

Houses from Recycled Plastic This sounds like an awesome idea. A company formed in 2013 in Puebla, Mexico, called Eco Domum, is using discarded plastic trash to form panels to build houses. It is the brainchild of Carlos Daniel Gonzalez who identified the need for low cost housing in...

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