Kids News - Current Events
For the last two years, we have all smiled, sung and danced with Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, Taylor and the rest of the gang as they journeyed through their high school years. Now comes the Grande Finale. As they get ready to graduate, Disney has spared no expense with its 3rd, but by no means final, High School Musical 3 - The Senior Year, extravaganza.
Common Core Resources
Stolen into Slavery is the powerful, true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into bondage where he worked for 12 years as a slave. Now an Oscar-winning film, Stolen into Slavery is an adaptation of Northup’s autobiography for younger readers. National Geographic has created a 12 page discussion guide for talking to young readers about this book.
For Grades 6-8
Tofu and Fin must be the luckiest rats in the world. Not only do they live on the beautiful Island of Hawaii, but they are also not confined to a treadmill in a cage like most pet rats - Instead these one-year olds get to surf on the beautiful beaches, on their own custom-made surfboards.
With less than ten days left before Halloween, we are sure most of you already know what you are going to dress up as. For those of you who still haven't even thought about it or are still on the fence, here are a few ideas for costumes that can be made with a little help from mum or dad.
Though oceans make up over seventy percent of our Earth, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the deep bed of the ocean floor and the amazing life it sustains. In an attempt to learn more about some of the mysteries that lie in our deep dark seas, four divers recently completed a diving expedition across all the oceans of the world.
With the dark months of the harsh Martian winter approaching, the five-month old Phoenix Lander mission is expected to come to an end soon. The decline of the Sun will mean less power to charge the Spacecraft's batteries, eventually causing it to die. But scientists are hoping that before it loses power completely, it will be able send back some final crucial data about the Red Planet.
Astronomers have found what they believe is the hottest exoplanet. Called Wasp 12-b, this charcoal black planet with temperatures exceeding 2,200 degrees Celsius (4,000 degrees Farenheit) is hotter than some stars, and about half the temperature of our own star - the Sun.