Category Archives: Kids

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE – FEBRUARY 2016

Sarah Perreault | Senior Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
I live in New England, I love trivia and interesting pieces of information, and I enjoy working in my garden, kayaking and skiing with my husband and kids. I’m also a big fan of baseball! […]

WILDVILLE – FEBRUARY 2017

Animals and How They Prewarn Us of Extreme Weather

Without things like satellites and radar forecasting natural disasters is difficult at best. Earthquakes and tsunamis seem to come out of nowhere, catching people unaware. It is different for animals, though. There are many stories of animals sensing bad weather and other disasters before humans do. […]

WHERE IN THE WORLD – FEBRUARY 2017

US Extreme Weather Review

Weather is an important part of life for people all around the globe. When people talk about weather they mean the temperature and precipitation that changes daily. Precipitation is the water that falls from the sky, like rain or snow. Weather is determined by changes in temperature, air pressure and moisture […]

WEATHER – FEBRUARY 2016

The Myth, the Legend, the Polar Vortex

The polar vortex is coming! When you hear weather forecasters talk about winter’s blast of cold air you may have heard the term “polar vortex.” e term refers to unusually cold weather. But do you know what the polar vortex actually is?

The term polar vortex refers to […]

TRUMAN’S LETTER – FEBRUARY 2016

Hi, Kids!
I was just outside checking our rain gauge with my mom. I really like the fact that even with high-tech equipment and radar systems to help predict and measure the weather there are also simple and easy ways to record weather. The rain gauge was so much fun that my mom and […]

SPACE PLACE – FEBRUARY 2017

The Sun: More Than An Average Star

There is one object in space that is more important to us on Earth than anything else in the universe. It is a bright star that lies at the very center of our solar system. at star is our sun. It is a huge ball of super hot […]

KIDSVILLE KITCHEN – FEBRUARY 2017

How to Reduce Sugar In Lunch Boxes

At a time when even yogurt has come under scrutiny for its sugar content, it’s hard to know what constitutes a healthful lunch anymore.
Any way you slice it, too much sugar can be harmful for your health. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than […]

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS – FEBRUARY 2017

LIGHTNING

Lightning is an incredible act of nature. It can be dangerous, but it can also be beautiful. Lightning is created in the dark clouds of thunderstorms. Inside these clouds, little bits of frozen rain rub against each other, and when they crash into each other it creates electrical charges. e electrons get separated. Positive […]

CONSERVATION CORNER – FEBRUARY 2017

Did You Know?

Established in 1934, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the busiest park in the United States, annually attracting approximately 10 million visitors. e park, which covers 800 square miles of mountainous terrain in both North Carolina and Tennessee, typically draws 60,000 visitors on a weekend day in the summer. Many of those […]

KIDSVILLE CONNECTIONS – FEBRUARY 2017

Weather

As much as we hate to admit it, weather plays an important role in our lives every day. On warm sunny days, it is fun to play outside. Cold, rainy days, though, aren’t as much fun when it comes to being outside. Deciding whether you will be able to play outside is one good […]