Category Archives: Kids

Space Place – August 2017

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM LIGHT? By Teagan Wall

When you look up at the night sky and see stars, what you’re seeing is light produced by those stars many years ago. Because this is how we study the stars, it helps to know a few cool things about light. For example, light always travels […]

Kidsville Connection – August 2017

Genetics

What makes a rose red rather than pink? A dog’s tail short rather than long? A person’s eyes brown rather than blue? All these factors (and many more) are decided by genetics. Every organism is made of cells, and it is inside these cells that the genetic material lives.

In the 1850s and […]

Come Out and Play – August 2017

Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball is an ancient game that can be traced back thousands of years. It is widely considered the oldest sport in world history. There is evidence of the game recorded as early as 5200 BCE. The Greeks started playing a similar game between 800 and 600 BCE after they learned the game […]

Truman’s Letter – August 2017

Hi, Kids!

Have you ever wondered what makes us each unique? A lot of it has to do with science! The information in the cells that we are made of determines things like hair color, height and skin tone. While scientists have learned a lot about this in recent decades, farmers were in the business […]

Truman’s Letter – August 2017

Hi, Kids!

Have you ever wondered what makes us each unique? A lot of it has to do with science! The information in the cells that we are made of determines things like hair color, height and skin tone. While scientists have learned a lot about this in recent decades, farmers were in the business […]

Around The World – July 2017

The United States Of America

July 4 is America’s birthday. If you haven’t heard the story by now, you are missing a good one! On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The colonists were frustrated. It was Richard Henry Lee who submitted the resolution claiming the 13 colonies should be independent from […]

Around The World – July 2017

The United States Of America

July 4 is America’s birthday. If you haven’t heard the story by now, you are missing a good one! On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The colonists were frustrated. It was Richard Henry Lee who submitted the resolution claiming the 13 colonies should be independent from […]

Around The World – July 2017

The United States Of America

July 4 is America’s birthday. If you haven’t heard the story by now, you are missing a good one! On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The colonists were frustrated. It was Richard Henry Lee who submitted the resolution claiming the 13 colonies should be independent from […]

Come Out and Play – July 2017

Improvisation

It is a style of performance that was made popular by David Shepherd and Paul Sills in Chicago in 1955. It is a type of theater, but it is unique because there are no scripts. Instead, actors go out on stage and spontaneously make up the scenes they perform. There are two types of […]

Kidsville Connections – July 2017

HEROES protecting people from harsh leaders, enemies becoming best friends, friends having adventures together, losing people you love, searching for the meaning of life — these are all common themes in stories. In fact, the Epic of Gilgamesh, what is commonly known as one of the oldest surviving written stories of all time, includes all […]