Kids News - Current Events
On New Year Eve, 26-year old Travis Pastrana, stunned a cheering crowd of 35,000 people, by establishing a new record for the longest rally car jump ever! His eye-popping 269ft. leap, surpassed the previous record of171ft., by an astounding 98ft!
A team of Taiwanese marine biologists recently revealed the discovery of a new species of crab - one that resembles a strawberry so much, that it has been clumped with the family of crabs known as 'Strawberry Crabs'.
Common Core Resources
- This book explores the marvels and mysteries of our species. Full of incredible facts, photos, diagrams, and illustrations, it takes kids on a journey through all the organs and major systems. Kid-friendly yet comprehensive, it answers questions and inspires them to learn more. An Educator’s Guide with common core alignments and classroom activities is available for download.For grades 4-8 (ages 8-12).
With the holidays over, the onset of a fiercely cold winter in most parts of the United States and the beginning of (almost) six months of school, there may not seem much to smile about these days - But don't tell that to Ruth Kaiser. She not only smiles a lot, but manages to find a smiley face in almost everything she sees, even her lunch!
After almost five years of construction, the world's tallest building - the Burj Dubai, was finally declared opened amidst much fanfare today. In his opening ceremony speech, Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, not only revealed its final height, but also, its new name.
San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is known for its cheesy gift shops, snazzy street performers, clam chowder served in their world famous sourdough bread bowl and. . . . . . . . hundreds of loud and boisterous sea lions that reside on the docks of its Pier 39.
The night before the beginning of a New Year is always special. However, tonight is even more so, as the skies will be lit up by a full moon - the 13th one of the year and the second one this month - An event that occurs so rarely that it is called a 'Blue' moon.