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Flavorful Fruits.(role of ethylene gas in ripening of fruits)

Flavorful Fruits.(role of ethylene gas in ripening of fruits) Saffer, Barbara When fruits ripen, they produce a gas called ethylene (ETH-il-een). It helps make bananas soft and yellow, apples sweet and juicy, and tomatoes red and tasty. Can ethylene gas produced by one fruit help another fruit ripen? Let’s see. All you need are two […]

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School. (poem)

School. (poem) Bischel, Connie It’s school time again. It’s ready to begin. It’s back to backpacks And lunches in sacks. Summer is over, but teachers are here To help you start school …

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My brother.(poem)

My brother.(poem) Kidwell, Brittany Jason is my brother. I would not have another, Because we need each other. Sometimes he …

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A lamb. (poem)

A lamb. (poem) Maher, Megan Gnomes In a faraway place, there are Creatures so small, They come out in the spring, summer, And fall. They’re small like leprechauns, insects, And beer. And like the squirrels, they live in the trees. They’re cute little fellows With cone-shaped hats. They fly on the backs of the birds […]

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Mountain Marvels.(mountain goats)

Mountain Marvels.(mountain goats) The peaks of the Rocky Mountains are a cold and forbidding place in the winter. Chilly winds reach sixty miles per hour. Blizzards drop ten feet of snow in a day. The ice-covered rocks are too slippery for walking. Deadly avalanches roar down the slopes. Even trees cannot live here. But in […]

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Cool costumes.(how to make mummy and flower Halloween costumes)(Cover Story)

Cool costumes.(how to make mummy and flower Halloween costumes)(Cover Story) Schoring, Joanna You’ll be under wraps in this haunting get-up. You Need: * Small, white bedsheet * Safety pins * Scissors * White and black face paint * Black acrylic paint * Sponge brush Directions: 1. Cut the sheet into long strips. 2. Wear a […]

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How fast does blood flow in a person’s body?(Ask Doctor Cory)

How fast does blood flow in a person’s body?(Ask Doctor Cory) SerVaas, Cory Dear Stephen: When blood leaves your heart, it travels about three feet per second. That’s the length of one yardstick! As the blood gets closer to the smaller arteries, it slows down. A drop of blood travels from your heart down to […]

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How do people get sick? I don’t understand why we get fevers, headaches, and coughs when we’re sick.(Ask Dr. Cory)

How do people get sick? I don’t understand why we get fevers, headaches, and coughs when we’re sick.(Ask Dr. Cory) SerVaas, Cory Dear Min Jung: Every day, our bodies come in contact with viruses and bacteria that are too small to be seen, but could make us sick. Our skin keeps out most of these […]

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Her “plane” old house. (woman lives in refurbished airplane)

Her “plane” old house. (woman lives in refurbished airplane) Hennessey, Gail Skroback When Jo Ann Ussery of Benoit, Mississippi, needed a new home after the one she had been living in was destroyed by fire, she went out and bought a different type of home. She purchased a red-and-white Boeing 727 airplane! “I was looking […]

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THE SECRET SIX CIRCUS.(short story)

THE SECRET SIX CIRCUS.(short story) It was big news when the circus announced that it was coming to town. Until then, the only really big news was the theft of Mrs. Cash’s jewels. My name is Chris, by the way. I’m eight years old and the leader of the Secret Six. We like to solve […]