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Central America

Central America
Joining North and South America is a narrow strip of land known as Central America. Technically part of North America, this strip of land contains seven countries: Costa Rica,

Central America

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Thai Greetings

Thai Greetings
To people in Thailand, manners and showing respect are very important. In Thai culture, older people, parents, teachers and bosses are given the most respect. One of the ways Thai people show respect is by offering a wai, or greeting. Here are the steps for offering a wai: Place...

Thai Greetings

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Albania

Albania
Albania is a tiny country in Southeast Europe, lying between the Adriatic Sea, Greece and Macedonia. From the rocky beaches, rise steep

Albania

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How is Snow Made?

How is Snow Made?
The first snowfall of the year is always exciting, isn’t it? You love crunching through the snow, making a snowman and hefting snowballs at your brother. By March, though, you’re probably tired of the snow and ready for spring. Have you ever wondered how snow is made, though? Snow occurs...

How is Snow Made?

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Being a Weather Forecaster

Being a Weather Forecaster
Weather forecasters that you see on television seem glamorous and exciting. Meteorology is an exciting career, but it’s not all about...

Being a Weather Forecaster

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Understanding the Weather Forecast

Understanding the Weather Forecast
“A low pressure system is moving into our area tonight.” “The relative humidity level is at 30 percent.” “Winds are moving out of the northwest at 20 miles per hour.” You might have heard a

Understanding the Weather Forecast

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Space Travel

Space Travel
A few hundred years ago, traveling over the Earth’s surface was a risky adventure. Early explorers who set out to explore the New World went by boat, enduring

Space Travel

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Life On Other Planets – Is It Possible?

Life On Other Planets – Is It Possible?
Whether you imagine aliens as friendly beings, like E.T., or something a bit scarier (think “Signs”), the thought of life on other planets is interesting. Could there really be other life in the universe? Scientists think it’s likely. In recent years, scientists have discovered many...

Life On Other Planets – Is It Possible?

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Space Junk

Space Junk
You know all the things that go out in your trash or recycling bins every week – papers, empty cans, old shoes and food scraps. But what about all the trash left behind in space? Any time space shuttles travel into space they leave debris behind. It might be tools, old engine parts, fuel tanks...

Space Junk

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Rabbit and the Moon

Rabbit and the Moon
Have you ever heard the phrase, “man in the moon,” or noticed dark spots on the moon that look like a face? These marks are the dark areas, or seas of the moon,...

Rabbit and the Moon

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The Moon – Why It Shines During Night

The Moon – Why It Shines During Night
On most nights, you can see the moon in the sky. Sometimes it’s very bright, large and round. At other times, you might see only a tiny sliver of it or clouds might cover it. For thousands of years, people have watched the moon and told stories about it. Scientists believe the moon was...

The Moon – Why It Shines During Night

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Stars and How They Are Formed

Stars and How They Are Formed
Look up in the sky at night and you’ll notice thousands of small lights. Some lights are bright, others are dim. Some look white or blue, while others look red or orange. Some of these lights aren’t stars, but aircraft, satellites or even planets. Many of them are stars though. For thousands...

Stars and How They Are Formed

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Neptune – The Farthest Planet From Sun

Neptune – The Farthest Planet From Sun
Neptune, the eighth planet from the Sun, wasn’t discovered by telescope. French mathematician, Urbain Joseph Le Verrier, noticed that Uranus’s orbit was slightly...

Neptune – The Farthest Planet From Sun

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Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun

Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun
You know that our Earth rotates on an axis that sits upright. The North Pole is at the top of the planet and the South Pole is at the bottom. Uranus, though, has been tipped...

Uranus – The Seventh Planet From Sun

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Saturn – The Sixth Planet from the Sun

Saturn –  The Sixth Planet from the Sun
The famous scientist, Galileo, first saw Saturn through a simple telescope in 1610. He thought the rings were two small planets or bodies of matter, in addition to...

Saturn – The Sixth Planet from the Sun

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