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Chocolate

What is chocolate made out of? How big is the world’s largest chocolate bar? What’s the difference between white chocolate and dark chocolate? Let’s explore this sweet, ...
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Iconic Rock Structures

  TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS: DOWNLOAD THIS PAGE AS A ONE PAGE PDF One dark and stormy night this summer, on a Utah desert, “The Cobra” toppled and fell. It took millions ...
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Swimming and Diving

How long can you tread water, swim, or hold your breath?  What’s the fastest swimming living creature?  Here are some interesting sites and videos that have the answers, and ...
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Fireworks

  Teachers/Librarians: Download this column as a one page PDF Did you know that a typical 20 minute forth of July fireworks display can take a year to plan, and it costs more ...
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Geocaching

April flowers mean May geocaches. In case it’s been a while since you’ve found or hidden a geocache, here’s a refresher course. 1. What is geocaching? http://bit.ly/1ffnwzc tells ...
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Geeks

What do Bill Gates, scientist Marie Curie, and basketball star Jeremy Lin have in common? They’ve all been called geeks. Is being a geek good or bad? Judge for yourself! [Teachers/Librarians ...
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Solar Panels

Like magic, solar panels can convert light into electricity. They can save you money, and our environment. When combined with computer-controlled motors and wind sensors, they can ...
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Pizza

What’s gooey, cheesy, and one of the most popular food choices in the world? PIZZA! Let’s learn more. 1. Where did pizza come from?  Pizza has been around in some form ...
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Winter Olympics 2014

  Download the PDF Version of this column Every 4th winter, the world’s best snowboarders, skiers, skaters and sledders migrate to the frozen parts of the world to find out who ...
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Minecraft

Teachers/Librarians — Download this column as a one page, easy to print PDF In case you’ve been stuck in an attic for the past five years, Minecraft is an online world that ...
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Cookies

            Here’s a fact of life; Kids love cookies, and so do most grownups. Can eating a cookie be good for you?  Do you know where the cookies ...
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Money

The US Mint calls money “history in your pocket.” It’s true. Every bill or coin tells a story by showing an important figure, or perhaps one of the 50 states. Let’s give ...
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Pumpkins

Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? How big can they grow?  Let’s find out! DOWNLOAD THIS PAGE AS A PRINTABLE PDF 1. Veggie or fruit?  The History Channel  says pumpkins ...
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Leaves

Five sites, ten videos about Leaves  Download this page as a PDF. Every Fall, they grab our attention by changing from green to scarlet and yellow. Here are some sites and videos ...
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Exotic Cars

Teacher and librarians — want to foster the productive use of the Internet for your students or patrons? Download this entry as a one page PDF. The links are short and easy to ...
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Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream month. Do you know what ice cream is  made out of? Why do you get a headache when you eat it too fast? Download this column as a one page PDF 1. What’s ...
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Soccer

DOWNLOAD AS A ONE PAGE, PRINTER FRIENDLY PDF What game originated in China, and has been called the most popular sport in the world? We’re talking about soccer, my friends. Because ...
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Gardening

Spring is a good time to plant a garden, but how much do you know about how they grow? Here are some links to sites and videos that will help you learn more about plants and gardens.   >>>>Download ...
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Stuffed Animals

Teachers: Download this page as a PDF! Some people call them stuffed animals. The toy industry says “plush toys.” Others say Beanie Babies, Teddy Bears, Webkinz or Build-a-Bears. ...
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Welcome to the New LittleClickers

Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED LittleClickers — a partnership between Children’s Technology Review and Computer Explorers. Starting January 2013 (this issue) we’ve started ...
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Curious About Mars?

Is Mars really red? (Not really). Is it larger or smaller than the Earth? (Smaller). Is it warmer or colder than the Earth? (Much colder). How many moons does Mars have? (Two). How ...
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Electric Vehicles

We’ve all grown used to stopping at the gas station, the smell of exhaust, and worrying about global warming. But thanks to stronger lithium-ion batteries and computer controlled ...
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What’s Inside an iPad?

Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside an iPad 2? How thick and strong is the glass? Where is the CPU? How big are the batteries? Taking your mom’s iPad apart is NOT ...
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Dogs

    Ahhhh…. there’s nothing like a little puppy breath to brighten your day. Puppies and dogs are fun, but they can require a lot of work. Here are some links and ...
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Submarines

In 2012  a submarine called the Deepsea Challenger took explorer James Cameron to the deepest part of the ocean, more than seven miles down. Subs like his use some amazing technology. ...
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Myths About Moths

    Summertime is a great time to hunt for the giant green Luna moth. But, it also brings up some common questions. Where do moths they live? What’s the difference between ...

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