Kids News - Current Events
California's Death Valley, located in the Mohave Desert in the Southwestern region of America, is well-known for its extreme temperatures, varied altitude that ranges from 282ft. below sea level to 11,000ft. above, and its beautiful rugged terrain.
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).
The next time someone calls you a 'pinhead', you should take it as a compliment - That's because researchers recently revealed that the size of animals' brain, has no bearing on its intelligence level.
Paul Sereno, a resident paleontologist at National Geographic has been scouring the arid areas of the Sahara for many years, in search of crocodile fossils. Now his findings of five species of these ferocious creatures that roamed the Earth 100 million years ago, have been used to create an amazing documentary entitled 'Crocs Eating Dinosaurs'.
On Monday, Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, carrying with it, six astronauts, 30,000 pounds of pumps, numerous tanks of nitrogen, ammonia and oxygen and . . . . . . 4,000 slithery worms!
The thought of eating vegetables like green beans, courgettes (zucchini), runner beans, radishes and leeks probably makes most of you shudder. But then again, you have probably never seen them put together to create the skyline of one of the world's most beautiful cities!