Category Archives: Kids

Movie Reviews – April 2017

Reviews For Kids By Kids The Great Wall

This movie is about William (Matt Damon), a traveler who comes to China with his friend Pero (Pedro Pascal) to find black powder. When they try to enter the Great Wall, the Chinese soldiers of the secret military group, Nameless Order, captures them and escorts them to […]

Around The World – April 2017

Do you like to play pranks on people? If so, there is a day made just for you – April Fool’s Day! No one is sure when the tradition of playing jokes on each other on the rst of April started, but there are a few theories. Some historians think it originated in ancient Roman […]

WILTB – April 2017

What’s It Like To Be…. Peter D’Amato

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My name is Peter D’Amato, and I am the founder/co-owner of California Carnivores, Inc., the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the country. We house the largest collection of insect- and animal-eating plants in the world that’s open to […]

Wildville – April 2017

Cape Sundew

Kingdom: Plantae
Angiosperms | Eudicots | Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales | Family: Droseraceae Genus: Drosera | Species: D. capensis

The majority of plants get all of their nutrients through their roots, which are in soil. All they need is a little sunshine and water. Some plants grow in soil that does not […]

Where In The World -April 2017

Australia

The first humans to live in Australia arrived there about 50,000 years ago. They are called the Aborigines. They settled along the coastal areas. Europeans did not make it to Australia until much later. The Dutch landed in 1606 but decided not to stay. Captain James Cook, the British Naval captain, discovered the continent […]

Weather – April 2017

Derecho

Do you know what a derecho is? Derechos are widespread, long-lived windstorms with
a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. The phenomenon was discovered and named by Dr. Gustavus Hinrichs, a German immigrant living in Iowa. Derecho (pronounced like “deh- REY-cho” in English) is a Spanish word which means “direct,” or “straight […]

Truman’s Letter – April 2017

Hi, Kids!

I planted some tomato seeds yesterday. I love tomatoes! I’ve been learning about plants and what they do. I had no idea how much one plant has to do to stay healthy every day. The “Connections” section talks about how plants work and why having plants around is important for people.

Most plants […]

Space Place – April 2017

Dwarf Planets: What Are They?

By the name, you might think that a dwarf planet is just a small planet. But that’s not quite true!

Like planets, dwarf planets have a rounded shape and orbit our sun. They don’t orbit anything other than the sun, so they’re not moons. However, there is one major di […]

Kidsville Kitchen – April 2017

The start of spring is the perfect time for new beginnings, including a fresh start on eating healthy. The trick is introducing smart eating habits so tasty and easy that your eating plan becomes more a way of life than a short-lived commitment. One easy way to achieve that habit is by adding watermelon to […]

Cultural Connections – April 2017

Didgeridoo

The didgeridoo is a musical instrument that originates from the northeast region of Australia. The aboriginal people who live there have been playing it for thousands of years. Some researchers think this could be the oldest musical instrument in the world. They have even found pictures of the instrument in cave and rock paintings […]