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Glove-o-saurus

Glove-o-saurus – directions for making a dinosaur puppet With just a wiggle of your fingers, you can take this dinosaur puppet for a walk. What You Need * old rubber glove * strip of felt*, 1 1/2 X 12 inches (3.5 X 30 cm), for the row of points * pieces of felt* for making […]

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Ready…Set…Glide – flying frogs

Ready…Set…Glide – flying frogs Tim Laman This google-eyed guy is one of four kinds of flying frogs. Check out those big toes with webbed skin between them. They’re not for swimming–they’re for flying! Sure, birds fly. Bats too. But have you ever heard of flying FROGS? Let’s take a jungle journey to find these and […]

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I have three fish, and I never see them close their eyes. Do fish ever sleep? – yes, fish sleep but cannot close their eyes because they have no eyelids

I have three fish, and I never see them close their eyes. Do fish ever sleep? – yes, fish sleep but cannot close their eyes because they have no eyelids – Ask Scarlett I have three fish, and, I never see them close their eyes. Do fish ever sleep? Yes, they do. But they don’t […]

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Check It Out!

Check It Out! – see the star Arcturus Starlight, Starbright This time of the year, it’s easy to see a really bright, yellow-orange star called Arcturus. Here’s how: Go outside after dark on a clear night and turn toward the south. Now look at the top half of the sky. See the brightest star? That’s […]

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Cool tool tricks

Cool tool tricks – how chimpanzees use plant stems as a tool for catching termites This chimp has a cool way of catching termites. It uses a stem or other plant part as a tool! First it sticks the tool into a log. Then, after the termites grab hold, the chimp pulls out the tool […]

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Freaky flashlights – how to decorate a flashlight for Halloween

Freaky flashlights – how to decorate a flashlight for Halloween Decorate for Halloween with a spooky light. Here’s how to make one of these glowing faces: 1. Place a paper lunch bag flat on a table with the open end facing you. (Use a white bag if you’re making a ghost.) 2. At the closed […]

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Helping Nature Near You…

Helping Nature Near You… Ready for National Wildlife Week? This is a special time for learning more about wildlife and how we can help it. The program is brought to you by the National Wildlife Federation (the group that publishes Ranger Rick). This year the week runs from April 16 to 22, and the theme […]

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Back to the wild

Back to the wild – how scientists are trying to protect the endangered golden lion tamarins of Brazil from extinction Ellen Lambeth Look at that face, framed by a silky mane! (photo at left) It’s easy to see how golden lion tamarins (TAM-uh-rinz) got their name. But why do they need so much help? WHAT’S […]

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I fish with birds

I fish with birds – cormorant fishing in southern China Kun Yi Hello! My name is Kun Yi, and this is Shiao (Shee-YOW). She’s a cormorant, and her full name–Shiao Hua Niao–means Little Colorful Bird. Shiao is sort of a pet. But she’s also a working bird with an important job to do. My family […]

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Go On An Egg Hunt

Go On An Egg Hunt – hunting frog eggs Diane L. Burns Spring is in the air. And so is the sound of courting frogs. That means frog eggs will be coming soon to a wet spot near you. Why not go check out the action? Just use these helpful hints and hop to it! […]