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Computers: History, Components and Future

Computers: History, Components and Future
When you think about computers, you probably think about your home computer, your laptop or even a notepad. Your home computers can do everything from send a letter to plan...

Computers: History, Components and Future

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Mail: A Brief History And How it Works

Mail: A Brief History And How it Works
Today you can send a message to a friend with a touch of a button by text, email or phone call. Two hundred years ago, though, people waited for weeks for a letter from family or friends. Getting a letter in the mail was an exciting, momentous event. The earliest post offices were mail...

Mail: A Brief History And How it Works

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Blimps, Dirigibles and Zeppelins

Blimps, Dirigibles and Zeppelins
Have you ever seen the Goodyear blimp flying overhead above football stadiums or other events? One hundred years ago, blimps, dirigibles and Zeppelins were the way to get around if you wanted to fly. Today, these airships have been largely replaced by

Blimps, Dirigibles and Zeppelins

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Daedalus and Icarus – A Greek Myth

Daedalus and Icarus – A Greek Myth
Men have always dreamed about flying, but most early attempts ended in disaster. Legends and myths are stories that usually teach something or that have a message. A Greek myth teaches us about the folly of men trying to fly. It goes like this: Wicked King Minos cast his architect...

Daedalus and Icarus – A Greek Myth

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All About Airplanes and Flight

Since the beginning of time, man has watched the birds and wished for flight. But birds have light, hollow bones, strong muscles and feathers that make them designed for the air. We humans have heavy bones, weaker muscles and no feathers. We’re not made for flight. People dreamed about flying...

All About Airplanes and Flight

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All About Boats, Rafts and Ships

All About Boats, Rafts and Ships
Long before there were cars or even wagons and carts, people used boats to get around and travel. The first boats were simple rafts, made from logs tied together or canoes, made...

All About Boats, Rafts and Ships

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All About Internal Combustion Engines

All About Internal Combustion Engines
You probably ride in your car every day to school or soccer practice, but have you ever wondered what makes your car go? The powerful internal combustion engine underneath the hood is at the heart of your car’s performance. The secret to the internal combustion engine is simply burning...

All About Internal Combustion Engines

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All About Tunnels: Types and Uses

All About Tunnels: Types and Uses
Have you ever gone through a very long tunnel like the Eisenhower Tunnel in the Rocky Mountains? This tunnel was drilled right through the mountains so cars and...

All About Tunnels: Types and Uses

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All About Machines That Make Life Easier

All About Machines That Make Life Easier
Not very long ago, people had to work hard to take care of basic tasks. Washing a few clothes could take several hours or even days. People had to heat water on a stove and then scrub clothes on a washboard. The

All About Machines That Make Life Easier

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All About Wheels: History, Working and Importance

All About Wheels: History, Working and Importance
Do you like to roller-blade? How about riding your bike or skateboarding? All these vehicles use wheels to go. Cars, planes and trucks also use wheels. So do baby...

All About Wheels: History, Working and Importance

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All About Simple Machines: Types and Functions

All About Simple Machines: Types and Functions
Every day you use machines without even thinking about it. A machine is anything that helps make work easier. Basic tools like staplers, screwdrivers and scissors are simple machines. These machines are all based on simple inventions like levers, planes, pulleys or

All About Simple Machines: Types and Functions

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All About Force: Push and Pull

All About Force: Push and Pull
You can’t see them, but forces make the world go round. Friction happens when two things rub against each other. Friction makes things slow down. It can also warm them up. Try rubbing your hands together. Are your hands warmer? Gravity is a natural force. It pulls everything down towards

All About Force: Push and Pull

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All About Magnetism and How it Works

All About Magnetism and How it Works
From your clothes to your desk, every bit of matter is made of tiny particles called atoms. Atoms have negatively charged electrons that spin around...

All About Magnetism and How it Works

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All About Energy And Its Different Forms

All About Energy And Its Different Forms
When you think of energy, what do you think of – the Sun, gasoline or maybe electricity? All of these are forms of energy, but there are other kinds of energy...

All About Energy And Its Different Forms

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All About Light and Dark

All About Light and Dark
You probably don’t think much about light and dark. After all, you can turn on a switch and the lights go on. Even in the middle of the night, you can have light. Two hundred years ago, though, people were very aware of light and dark. They worked during the day when

All About Light and Dark

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All About Sink and Float

All About Sink and Float
Try this experiment: fill a small tub with water. Gather a few materials from around your house like a paper clip, a penny and a wooden block. Which objects do you think will sink? Which will float? Will the bigger objects sink, while the smaller objects float? Place the objects on the water and...

All About Sink and Float

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All About Temperature and How It Is Measured

All About Temperature and How It Is Measured
What is temperature exactly? Well, you know how it feels to stand outside waiting for the bus in cold weather. You also know how a hot bath feels. Those are two...

All About Temperature and How It Is Measured

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All About States of Matter

All About States of Matter
You’ve likely heard about the three states of matter – gases, solids and liquids. But did you know there are actually six forms of matter? In laboratories, scientists can create plasmas, Bose-Einstein condensates and fermionic condensates, according to NASA. But, for our discussion, we’ll...

All About States of Matter

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