Category: Ask

    Fire Below Your Feet
    Caster, Shannon
    What happened to make Centralia, Pennsylvania, a modern-day ghost town?
    The quiet town o…

    Keeping Cool in the Desert
    Stewart, Melissa
    You might think that camels are the perfect desert animals.
    And they are. But oth…

    Weird Cures (that work!)
    Powdered earthworms, mouse dung, hare’s tooth, pulverized toads-for years before modern medicine, people used all…

    Don’t Know Your Own Strength?
    “He hit me harder!” “No! She hit me harder!” If Mom heard this excuse, she’d probably send you to the time-o…

    Underground Wonders
    Animals have lots of tools and tricks for getting by underground. A mole uses its massive, muscular front arms to “bre…

    Little School on the Prairie
    Daydreaming during math, students at Sunset Ridge Elementary School can look out the windows of their classro…

    Gift from the Past, The
    Rumford, James
    When European explorers first ventured into the Pacific in the early 1500s, they found people…

    Hunt for Extremophiles
    CONTEST
    In our March issue we asked you to tell us where you think extremophiles would love to live (extra po…

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