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Can You Podcast?

April 15, 2022

Junior Journalist, can you hear us? Listen up: This mission is all about podcasting. Mission 10: Can You Podcast? Do you listen to podcasts? They can be fantastic sources of information. On news podcasts, journalists update listeners about what’s going…

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Science

Weather Watch

April 15, 2022

Thunderclouds gather near the town of Müllrose, Germany, on April 9. These unusual formations are called mammatus clouds. Their shape can vary. Here, bulges eme…

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United States

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

April 15, 2022

Do you dream of being a reporter? Enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. To…

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Business

Books and Beyond

April 15, 2022

On March 14, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced 57th Street Books, in Chicago, Illinois, to close its doors. The store wouldn’t reopen for nearly a year and a half. During that time, director Jeff Deutsch was worried. Customers couldn’t come…

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Should Schools Have Mental Health Days?

April 15, 2022

In December, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put out an urgent health advisory. He warned that children’s mental health was in crisis. He asked for help from many different sources, including schools. Schools help protect kids’ mental health in…

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Time Off

Knuckles Blazing

April 15, 2022

TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks with Idris Elba, one of the stars of Paramount’s new movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic the Hedgehog is back. In this second movie based on the Sega video game, the blue hedgehog is…

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Environment

U.N. Climate Report

April 8, 2022

On April 4, the United Nations (U.N.) released a new report. Climate scientists say countries must reduce their fossil-fuel emissions sharply and soon. Otherwise, the dangers of global warming—such as droughts, wildfires, and ecosystem loss—will become worse. António Guterres is…

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TFK Press Club

Who Do You Appreciate?

April 8, 2022

Junior Journalist, do you know teachers who are making a difference? This week, tell us all about them. Mission 9: Who Do You Appreciate? Teacher Appreciation Week is on its way! From May 2 through 6, students around the country…

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Environment

Rainbow Fish

April 7, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described last month in the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in th…

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No More Trash

April 6, 2022

It’s a drizzly December morning in Helsinki, Finland. At a center where students are running an imaginary town, one is in charge of the electric company. Another is interviewing the mayor. Minh Anh Ho, 11, is hunched over a microscope.…

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Environment

Refill, Please!

April 6, 2022

According to the World Economic Forum, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. Most is burned, tossed into a landfill, or scattered around the natural environment. Experts say companies should do away with single-use containers. They could replace…

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World

José Andrés, Space Chef?

April 5, 2022

Have you ever imagined eating a meal cooked by one of the world’s top chefs? Now imagine eating that meal in space! José Andrés is already a globally known chef, humanitarian, and New York Times best-selling author. Now, he’s adding…

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Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 1, 2022

We celebrate Earth Day each year on April 22. It’s a day to do the planet some good. But many people work hard year-round to protect the Earth, including young people like you. Read about these incredible Kid Heroes for…

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Environment

Sailing for Good

April 1, 2022

Sailor and ocean advocate Charlie Enright cares about the environment. He competes in the Ocean Race to raise awareness about the seas. Here, he speaks with TFK Kid Reporter Cash Daniels, who also cares about the environment. Cash’s work fighting…

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