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Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

April 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
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Cricket Media, Inc.
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2 min.
know your noses

Noisy Noses A male proboscis monkey’s big nose acts as a kind of echo chamber. The bigger the monkey’s nose, the louder his honks and calls sound. He makes his loudest noises to warn of danger, scare away rivals, and show off for female monkeys. A dolphin breathes air through the blowhole on the top of its head. Some of the air fills small nose sacs beneath the blowhole. The dolphin uses these sacs to make clicks and other sounds. By listening to the sounds’ echoes, the dolphin can tell what’s around it, even in dark waters. Neat Noses In the desert where camels live, wind blows sand everywhere—even up your nose. Yuck! But camels have a trick to keep their noses clean. They can shut their nostrils tight! Sloth bears can close their…

2 min.
your fabulous nose!

The nose knows sniffing and smelling. That’s top of the list, but definitely not all. Without your nose, strawberries wouldn’t taste as sweet. Germs from outside your body would have an easier route in. Even your voice just wouldn’t sound the same. The taste buds on your tongue tell your brain if food is sweet, salty, bitter, savory, or sour. But without the scent detectors in your nose telling your brain what you’re smelling, you’d have a hard time knowing a bite of apple from a piece of potato. Your nose makes about 4 cups of slimy stuff called mucus every day. The wet, gooey mucus adds moisture to the air you breathe and traps dust and germs so they don’t get inside your body. The two holes in your nose are called…

2 min.
noses are for smelling

Your nose is like a detective, picking up clues and telling you interesting things about your world. Imagine walking down the street toward your grandmother’s house. Her kitchen window is open. You take a deep sniff. Before you even walk through her front door, you know she’s baking cookies. How? The delicious scent rises up from the warm cookies and floats through the air. Your nose has two openings called nostrils. Every time you take a breath, particles of scent move up through your nostrils. When you sniff, more particles come in, and they move higher up in your nose. High inside each nostril is a special area that is crowded with tiny hairlike scent detectors. The scent detectors send messages to your brain, and your brain tells you what you are smelling. Your…

4 min.
sniffing for scat

Click: Hi, Eba! Conservation canine sure is hard to say. What does it mean? Eba: We’re dogs who work with scientists to help rare animals. My job is to sniff out orca whale scat. Other dogs find different scat smells. Click: Scat? What’s that? Eba: It’s a polite word for poop. Click: Ew! Why would you want to find that? Eba: The scientists I work with study the scat. You can tell a lot about animals from their scat. Click: Like what? Eba: How healthy they are, what they’re eating, if a female is going to have a baby, and more. Click: Why don’t the scientists just study the whales? Wouldn’t that be less, well . . . yucky? Eba: They’d have to catch a whale first, which wouldn’t be easy! Plus it would upset the whale. Finding scat…

4 min.
sleepy, sneezy, and grumpy

Jamil Kane wasn’t feeling so great. He woke up with a runny nose. At lunch he started sneezing. By bedtime, he was a stuffy, sniffly, sneezy mess. “I hate having a cold!” Jamil said grumpily. He sneezed—once, twice, three times—and started to wipe his nose on his pajama sleeve. “Hold on a minute, cowboy,” said Mom. “Use a tissue, not your sleeve.” Jamil scowled. “I’d better not have a cold tomorrow,” he warned. “Scott’s coming over to play!” Mom tucked the comforter snug around Jamil. “We’ll see. Get a good night’s sleep, and maybe you’ll feel all better in the morning!” But Jamil didn’t feel better in the morning. He felt worse. “I’m too stuffy to breathe!” he wailed as he padded into the kitchen. “And my mouth is yucky and dry!” “Poor kid!” said Dad. “Your…

1 min.
whose nose?

Mandrills are large monkeys known for their colorful noses. The top male in a group has the brightest colors of all. A bear’s nose is one of the best in the world at smelling. Bears can smell food from miles away, even if the food is buried underground or underwater. A rabbit wiggles its nose so more smells can reach the scent detectors inside. That helps the bunny sniff out dangers it cannot see. The wiggling gets faster when the rabbit is scared or excited and slower when it feels safe. A giant anteater can’t see or hear very well, but it can sniff out the ants and termites it likes to eat from miles away. It can even tell what kind of ant or termite is hiding in a nest just by…