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Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

October 2020

Just right for inquisitive young children, each issue of CLICK is a journey of discovery about the world around them, one exciting topic at a time, sparking a lifelong love of reading and learning about nature, the sciences, and the arts. Grades 1-2

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United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Cricket Media, Inc.
Periodicidad:
Monthly
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1 min.
the night workers

The sun has set. You yawn and rub your eyes. As you get ready for bed, some people are just starting work. They have important jobs to do.…

1 min.
seeing stars

Long ago, when people first looked at the night sky, they viewed the hundreds of stars twinkling above as a giant connect-the-dots puzzle. They found pictures that looked like animals and people and other things. We call a group of stars that form one picture a constellation. This constellation is called Ursa Major, or the Great Bear. Seven of the stars that are part of the bear also make another shape—the Big Dipper. In the sky, the two stars at the end of the dipper’s bowl point to a special star called the North Star. If you watched the stars all night long, you’d see that the North Star stays still, while all the other stars turn in a circle around it. The stars aren’t really turning. Earth is. Imagine Earth as a giant…

2 min.
whooo's out night?

Owls are nocturnal. They stay up at night and sleep during the day. Whose calls do you hear after the sun sets? Who sails through the night on silent wings? Whose big eyes help them see in the dark? More than 200 different kinds of owls, all over the world. That’s who! Some are s mall. So me are big. But all owls are alike in some ways. Let’s see how! Whoo's Hiding? Owls sleep during the day. But sleeping out in the open in daylight can be dangerous. Anyone can see you. Owl feathers come in different colors and patterns to make owls harder to see, so they can sleep safely. Whooo Sees in the Dark? Owls’ eyes have lots of tiny parts, called rod cells, that help them see in the dark. Your eyes have rod cells…

2 min.
a good night’s sleep

We spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. If you’re six years old, that means you’ve spent two of your six years asleep. In fact, it’s probably more than two years. Most babies and children sleep not just one-third but closer to one-half of each day. So if you’re six, you might have spent three years of your life sleeping! Why spend so much time sleeping? It’s while you sleep that your brain saves memories. Without enough sleep, you won’t be able to learn and remember new things when you’re awake. You’ll have a hard time paying attention and solving problems too. The rest of your body won’t work well either. Our bodies release growth hormones while we sleep. Those hormones—you guessed it—make us grow. No wonder growing children need more sleep…

5 min.
dozens of cousins, trillions of stars

The meadow on Aunt Margaret’s mountain was filled with cousins. “Dozens of cousins, hundreds of cousins, millions of cousins,” Katelyn sang happily as she spread out her sleeping bag. The sun was already setting behind the mountaintop. Soon Katelyn and all the cousins would settle into cozy sleeping bags and count stars. It was the Hill family annual stargazing party, and Katelyn was finally, finally old enough to stay in the meadow all night long. “Thirteen cousins doesn’t count as dozens,” said Andy. “It’s not millions!” “Billions of cousins!” Hana said. She plopped her sleeping bag next to Katelyn. “Trillions of cousins! Too many to count!” She and Katelyn rolled into each other, laughing and laughing. Andy snorted and went to help Uncle David set up the telescope. Aunt Mary and Aunt Margaret came…

3 min.
moon shapes

Look up at the night sky. Do you see the moon shining? The moon looks as if it changes shape from night to night. But it doesn’t. It doesn’t even shine by itself. All it does is reflect the sun’s light. The sun always lights up half of the moon, just as it always lights up half of Earth. What changes is how much of the sunlit side we see each night. It’s daytime on the half of Earth that is lit up by sunshine. The moon is always circling Earth. It takes about 27 days to go around once. We see different amounts of its sunlit side when it is in different places. That makes it look like it has different shapes, called phases. Grateful acknowledgment is given to the following publishers and…