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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution
Is there something you’re good at making or doing? Maybe you’re the best cookie maker on your block. Perhaps your best friend is an expert bracelet maker. You could sell or trade your cookies for a bracelet. Your friend will tell other friends about your fabulous cookies and soon you’ll...

Industrial Revolution

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Most Dangerous Volcano Eruptions

Most Dangerous Volcano Eruptions
Imagine a lake made entirely of red-hot lava. How about a cloud of searing hot rock and dust traveling more than 450 miles per hour above a volcano? These are some of the dramatic results of volcanic eruptions. Volcanoes come in many forms – rift volcanoes, which form in places where the...

Most Dangerous Volcano Eruptions

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Chile

Chile
Along the western side of South America runs Chile, a long narrow country that borders the Pacific Ocean. The coastline is over 4,000 miles long, but less than 70 miles wide. You can drive across the entire country of Chile in a few hours. The Andes Mountains border Chile on the east, and most...

Chile

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Crystals

Crystals
Here’s a project for you: place a black sheet of paper on a cookie sheet. Set the paper outdoors the next time it snows. Allow a few snowflakes to fall on the paper. Bring the cookie sheet indoors and look at the snowflakes through a magnifying lens. What do you see? That flat snowflake...

Crystals

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The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle
Every living thing on Earth needs water to survive. Fortunately, Mother Nature’s got a pretty smart way of recycling water – the water cycle. Fun Facts about...

The Water Cycle

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All About Soil

All About Soil
Soil is like a cake made from lots of different things. Soil consists of crumbling rock or sand, clay, dead plant and animal remains, fungi and even manure. It also contains lots of tiny...

All About Soil

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New Zealand

New Zealand
Alone in the South Pacific Ocean lies New Zealand. Its nearest neighbor, Australia, is 1,000 miles away. New Zealand is a group of islands formed from

New Zealand

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Igneous Rocks

Igneous Rocks
Have you ever wondered what happens when lava cools? Igneous rock forms, of course. The mantle of the Earth is very hot, but it remains solid because it’s under intense pressure....

Igneous Rocks

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia
Situated 700 miles east of Australia, New Caledonia is an archipelago, or cluster of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The main island is 250 miles long and 30 miles wide. It is covered...

New Caledonia

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Cook Islands

Cook Islands
The Cook Islands, named for explorer James Cook, are a group of 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and French Polynesia. The Cook Islands are divided into two groups...

Cook Islands

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All About Fossils

All About Fossils
When an animal or plant dies, it usually decays quickly. Dead animals are often eaten. Sometimes, though, an animal’s body sinks into thick mud. The mud contains no air so the remains...

All About Fossils

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Australia – One of the Largest Countries On Earth

Australia – One of the Largest Countries On Earth
Imagine mammals that lay eggs. How about animals that carry their babies in pockets? Welcome to Australia. Australia is one of the largest countries in the world and...

Australia – One of the Largest Countries On Earth

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas in Sweden
In Sweden, Christmas lasts almost two months! The Christmas celebration in Sweden begins on the first Sunday in December, which is Advent. On this Sunday, families in Sweden light one candle....

Christmas in Sweden

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Tonga

Tonga
Tonga, a country made up of 170 islands, lies in the South Pacific Ocean. Only 36 islands are inhabited by people. The islands have beaches, volcanic

Tonga

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All About Floods

All About Floods
In August, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, bringing with it blowing winds, heavy rains and surging sea water. New Orleans is situated in the Gulf of

All About Floods

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Traditional Swiss Sports

Traditional Swiss Sports
What would you do if you had no television, no computers, no soccer team and no video games? You’d work during the day, of course, but when the work was done, you’d probably invent your own games. That’s how many of the world’s games and sports began. Schwingen, or Swiss wrestling, dates...

Traditional Swiss Sports

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Religions of the World

Religions of the World
Since the beginning of time, people have wondered about the meaning of life and death. They have looked for ways to explain nature and the Earth. People all over the world have...

Religions of the World

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Malta

Malta
Off the coast of Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea, lie three small islands that make up the country of Malta. Malta and Gozo are the two main islands. Comino is a smaller island. People...

Malta

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