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Food for Thought

Food for Thought is full of fascinating facts about ​science, news and important events to help educate and inform your young scientist.
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Public Libraries: A Great Place for Kids

Public libraries are truly amazing places! They’re full of books, movies, music, newspapers, magazines and they are all free for everyone to use. Get a

Monarch Butterfly migration
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The Amazing Monarch Butterfly Migration

Butterflies are beautiful creatures with delicate, colorful wings that flutter through the air. But did you know that some butterflies travel long distances, and this

Foggy rainforest floor
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There are some very special forests found in wet areas of the world, they are called rainforests. Tropical rainforests are found close to the equator

Armillaria ostoyae growing on log
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Humongous Fungus

Most people think the blue whale is Earth’s largest known organism, but it isn’t. It’s a fungus! Oregon’s Malheur National Forest is home to a

Ant standing on leaf
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Mighty Ants

They may be small, but ants are incredibly powerful.  Here are some fun facts about these small but mighty ants!  There are over 12,000 ant

Amur Leopard Cub
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Endangered Species

Any animal or plant that is in danger of disappearing forever is called an endangered species. If a species of animal or plant dies out

Pine forest viewed from above
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Trees and Arbor Day

Trees and Arbor Day go hand-in-hand. In fact, Arbor Day is a day set aside to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees!  It

Sloth hanging from tree branch
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Slow Sloths

Sloths are an adorable and very slow-moving mammal, that live in the treetops of Central and South American tropical rainforests!  Sloths sleep 15-18 hours a

Humid Rainforest
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Humidity is the amount of water vapor that is in the air. Water vapor is the gas state of water. Humidity comes from water evaporating