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Cretaceous Park? The Truth About Velociraptors

Thanks to the book and movie Jurassic Park, we all have a healthy respect for Velociraptors. They were the meanest, nastiest, no-good dinosaurs we have ever seen! (Remember the kitchen scene?) Shudder. Turns out that Jurassic Park wasn’t [...]
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Happy National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! To kick off this month-long celebration, we’re sharing three videos featuring poetry of just a few of our favorite children’s poets.
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Websites We Like — Flixxy

Sometimes it’s fun to simply sit and click one video after another and see where you end up. Unfortunately if you do that on YouTube, especially if you are not using Safety Mode, you’ll run into questionable material, and by that [...]
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is exactly what it sounds like: NASA uploads a picture of the cosmos every single day and they are amazing. “Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along [...]
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Silver by Chris Wooding

Some young readers (12+) of Silver by Chris Wooding are saying it’s one of the scariest books they’ve ever read. If that’s your thing, read on! The Synopsis: When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the [...]
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PS22 Chorus Covers Pharrell’s “Happy”

Some people might think that one more cover of Pharrell’s “Happy” is one too many, but not me. The song is so catchy and uplifting, and then you add normal people all over the world dancing about being happy, well, it doesn’t [...]
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Freezer Paper Stencils with Mark Montano

Super Crafter Mark Montano has many fun projects on YouTube but not all of them are in the “fairly easy” range in which we like to roam. That said, he’s got a new instructional video on how to make a stencil using freezer [...]
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The First Lady Goes To China

First Lady Michelle Obama was on a weeklong trip to China from March 19-26, 2014. She traveled around the country giving speeches, talking with Chinese leaders, and visiting major Chinese landmarks, including the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta [...]
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Enter NASA’s “Cassini Scientist for a Day” Essay Contest

NASA has announced “Cassini Scientist for a Day” – An essay contest for students in grades 5-12. Click here to see the flyer. You have an opportunity to be a scientist for a day by telling NASA which target you think [...]
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1,000 Years of Toilet History and More at the Royal Palaces

As Anglophiles, we appreciate the Historic Royal Palaces YouTube channel, the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House on Whitehall in England. The [...]
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Audio Book

We found a lovely recording of Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, on YouTube. It’s a particularly nice audio recording by James Murphy. If you’re one of these young people who have a hard time unplugging at night, consider closing [...]
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Do We Really Only Use 10% of Our Brain?

I’ve heard people say that we “only use 10% of our brain” for many years. It frustrated me because I wanted very much to be the one using all of my brain which would make me the Genius Queen Boss Of All Things! In this great [...]
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What Can You Do About Acne?

If you’re a preteen or teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne (zits, pimples, spots). About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults. In fact, about 17 million people in the United States have acne. [...]
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Would You Like To Work At An Aquarium?

Would you like to work in an aquarium one day? It takes many people and volunteers, each with their own responsibilities, to maintain an aquarium. Learn about some of the careers at an aquarium and the people who work with animals on a daily [...]