Kids News - Social Studies for Kids

Rare Okapi Caught On Camera

Earlier this week, the Zoological Society of London released photos of the Okapi, an animal that was last sighted in the wild 50 years ago, and had until now never been photographed in its natural environment. The rare photos were caught by trip-wire cameras set up in the Republic of Congo's, Virumga National Park, one of three areas these shy animals can be found.

It's Hurricane Season

If you reside anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere you are probably aware that we are currently in the midst of the hurricane season, which officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th, every year.

A Glimpse Of Life In A Green Sahara Desert

The Sahara is the largest desert in the world spanning over 3.5 million square miles. While it has been a desert for millenniums (thousands of years), there have been two periods of time in the last 12,000 years that the region received rainfall and became habitable.

The Big Debate Over The Tiny Penny

How much is the American penny really worth? To some people a lot - to others it's a worthless piece of coin that should be abolished, especially given that it costs the U.S. Mint almost two-pennies to make one. Yet year after year, they keep producing the shiny little coins - welcome to the penny debate.

11-Year Old Sixth-Grader Wins National Geographic Bee

On Wednesday, 11-year old Akshay Rajagopal from Nebraska, triumphed over five million kids nationwide, to win the 20th annual National Geographic Bee Contest, held in Washington D.C.

500-Year Old Treasure-Filled Shipwreck Discovered

Imagine cruising along the coast of Africa, in a ship laden with gold coins, copper ingots (nuggets) and elephant tusks and armed with cannons to fight off enemies. This, is the picture emerging from the artifacts in a 500-year old shipwreck found off the coast of Namibia, South Africa.

How much for that Poop?

Who would have thought that someone would pay $960 U.S. Dollars for poop?  Granted this is no ordinary poop - it's 130 million years old and came from a dinosaur living in the Jurassic Era.

102 Years Later, San Francisco Still Remembers!

On April 18, 1906 at 5.12 am, the city of San Francisco, California was awakened by a huge jolt. An earthquake that measured somewhere between 7.8 - 8.3 in magnitude, shook the ground for a full minute, resulting in one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.