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What are the Northern Lights?

One of the most beautiful phenomena in nature is the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.  Aurora comes from the name of the Roman god of the dawn. Borealis comes from the Greek … Read more

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A New Trail of Dinosaur Footprints

Paleontologists are scientists who study dinosaurs and fossils. Fossils are preserved remains of prehistoric life. Bones, teeth, and footprints are types of fossils. Paleontologists use this information to understand what life was like when dinosaurs … Read more

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Images from a Telescope

Have you ever looked at the sky through a telescope? A telescope makes stars and planets appear closer to Earth. The James Webb Space Telescope, or Webb, is the most powerful space telescope ever built. … Read more

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Let’s Celebrate Mario Molina

During the month of September, we celebrate Hispanic American heritage and culture. Mario Molina was born in Mexico. As a boy, he played with toy chemistry sets. When he grew up, Mario studied chemical engineering. … Read more

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Glassblowing

Have you ever wondered how people shape glass? If you bend glass, it will break. Glass used for glassblowing is melted in a furnace. The solid glass becomes a soft, hot liquid called molten glass. … Read more

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What is a Salmon Run?

Do you know anyone that has run a long race? Salmon are fish that train their whole lives for one event. It’s called the salmon run. But salmon do not run, they swim. Once a … Read more

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Why are Flamingos Pink?

Imagine turning the color of the food you eat! Flamingos are birds that turn pink because of the food in their diet. Flamingo chicks are born with white and gray feathers. By the time they … Read more

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How Does Wind Make Energy?

If you have ever blown out a candle, you have watched wind turn into energy. You created wind to blow out the flame. Nature creates the wind we feel outside. We cannot see the wind, … Read more