Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children February 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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1 min.
where does your lunch come from?

What’s for lunch? A PB&J sandwich, baby carrots, grapes, and a big glass of milk. Yum! But where did all that food come from? BREAD Bread starts as wheat on a farm. The wheat is ground into flour and mixed to make dough. The dough is put into pans and baked. After it cools, it’s sliced and bagged. MILK Milk comes from dairy cows. The cows are milked twice a day. The milk is heated to kill any germs. Then it’s cooled and put into jugs or cartons. PEANUT BUTTER Peanuts grow underground. The peanuts are shelled and cleaned. They’re ground up into paste and mixed with other ingredients. Then the peanut butter goes into jars. JELLY Jelly starts with fruit. The fruit is washed, then cut up or smashed. It’s cooked until it thickens into jelly. The jelly is poured into jars. BABY CARROTS Carrots grow underground. Other machines cut them into…

1 min.
from seed to plant

Big, little, bumpy, smooth, hard, soft. Seeds can look different on their outsides. But inside every seed waits a baby plant, ready to grow. Every little tomato seed is protected by a strong outer coat. Moisture and warmth soften the coat, so a thin white root can push through. When the seed is planted, more roots grow and spread down through the soil. A little stem pushes out of the seed coat too. It pokes up out of the soil, looking for light. Two seed leaves open. They formed inside the seed to feed the baby plant until it can make its own food. You can still see the seed coat covering the seed leaves on one of these plants. Soon the plant grows its true leaves. This plant still has its seed…

3 min.
susie and the spoilers

What’s mold? A kind of fungus, like mushrooms. Fungus? I thought mushrooms were plants. Nope. Plants can make their own food from sunlight, air, and water. Molds and mushrooms can’t. We grow on stuff to feed on it. As we feed, we break the stuff down and help it rot. Yuck. But wait a minute. I eat mushrooms. Can I eat you? Humph, you can eat only some types of mushrooms. Some are poisonous. Is mold poisonous? Most molds are harmless. Some are even used to make medicine and yummy cheese and sausage and other foods. But moldy food isn’t usually good for people to eat. So how’d you get on my sandwich? Well, molds grow from spores. Like plants grow from seeds? Sort of, but you can’t see spores without a microscope. They are so tiny they float through the…

1 min.
butter up

How do you make butter? Well, if you had a cow, you’d milk her and let the milk stand overnight. Tiny globs of fat in the milk would float up and make a layer of thick cream. You’d skim off the cream and churn it. All the stirring would break the thin skin around each fat glob, so the fats could stick together and make—butter! No cow? Try this. What to do 1. Fill the jar halfway with cream, and add the marble. 2. Make sure the jar is tightly closed, and start shaking it. You don’t have to shake hard or fast, just about once per second. Do you hear the marble rattling? 3. After a few minutes, whipped cream will coat the sides of the jar. Keep shaking. 4. Do you still hear the marble?…

4 min.
summer sweetness in a purple jar

If there was anything Finn liked better than grape jam on peanut butter, it was picking grapes with Mom at the end of summer. His sister Hazel wasn’t so sure. There were always bees. They buzzed all over the grapes at Wenger Farm, and why wouldn’t they? Warm sticky juice oozed off every bunch of grapes and made the whole farm smell heavenly. “I like Concord grapes,” Hazel said, “but I wish they didn’t have seeds. The grocery store grapes don’t.” “Who cares? Grapes you pick yourself are the yummiest!” Finn popped one into his mouth and ate it—seeds, skin, and all. “Fresh and local can’t be beat,” agreed Mom. “Concord grapes were first grown in Massachusetts, but they do just fine right here in Virginia, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” “They…

1 min.
it’s food!

Pineapples grow from spiky plants that look a bit like a pineapple fruit’s top crown. Each plant grows only one fruit and then slowly dies. But first it sprouts new shoots that grow into new plants. Originally from China, kiwifruit are also known as Chinese gooseberries. Growers in New Zealand renamed the fuzzy, brown fruit after New Zealand’s beloved fuzzy, brown bird, the kiwi. Some cucumbers have thick, smooth skins and big seeds. Some have thin skins and just a few small seeds. Cucumbers used to make pickles are often short with thin, bumpy skins. A grapefruit’s color depends on its type. The peel can be yellow, green, pink, orange, or a blend. The color of the juicy center ranges from yellow to pink to red.…