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Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young ChildrenClick Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

Click Science and Discovery Magazine for Preschoolers and Young Children

May/June 2019

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
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cricket Media, Inc.
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don’t get sick . . .

Bad germs can’t make you sick if they can’t get inside your body. If they do get in—through your mouth or nose, for example—your body has ways to stop them before they make you sick. Your skin surrounds your body like a strong wall to keep the bad germs out. If you get a cut or scratch, your blood has sticky bits that clump together to stop the bleeding and close the opening. Then germs can’t get in. Your blood looks red because it contains red blood cells. But it also has white blood cells that kill germs. Your lips can seal your mouth up tight. Your eyelids and eyelashes block some germs. Tears can wash away others. Tiny hairs and sticky earwax trap germs and keep them from…

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. . . get better!

Even though your body is always on guard, sometimes bad germs do make you sick. It’s no fun feeling tired or achy or sneezy. But those yucky feelings tell you that your body is busy fighting germs. The more germs there are, the more slimy mucus your body makes to try to trap them. Some of the extra mucus drips from your runny nose. You sneeze to send germs (or anything else that tickles the inside of your nose) flying out of your nose and mouth. Sometimes you throw up to push germs and spoiled food out of your stomach. When you have a fever, your body temperature is higher than normal. The high heat kills many germs. It also tells your white blood cells to work harder. White…

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your sore throat

Sore throats happen for lots of reasons. Many go away on their own, but some need a doctor’s help to get better. How can you tell which one you have? If your throat is so sore that it hurts to swallow, or even to talk, and you have a fever, you might have strep throat. Especially if your sore throat lasts for a few days.Strep throat is caused by bacteria, a kind of germ. If you have strep, you need to visit a doctor. Not all sore throats are strep, so your doctor will check to see if you have it. The doctor will feel along your throat, under your chin. If it’s tender there, it’s because your lymph nodes are swollen. Lymph nodes help fight germs in…

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what's germ ?

Some microbes are used to make cheese and chocolate and other food. Gazillions of tiny, tiny, tiny creatures live on and in your body. And not just there. They’re in the air, in water, in dirt, in and on plants and animals—everywhere! They are called microbes, and you need a microscope to see them. We couldn’t live without microbes. But a few can make you sick. We call those ones germs, and they are usually either bacteria or viruses. Some help plants grow. Some keep your body healthy. (art © 2019 by Chris Jones) There are lots of kinds of bacteria in lots of shapes. Whatever their shape, bacteria can grow and split into two identical copies—fast! If bad bacteria get inside you, it doesn’t take long…

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got germs ?

Why are people always telling you to wash your hands and cover your mouth when you sneeze? To stop germs from spreading!When you sneeze, germs come flying out of your nose and mouth. And they can travel far. How far? Go outside and pour a little pile of glitter onto your hand. Hold your hand flat, up by your face. Pretend to sneeze. Achoo! How far did the glitter go? A real sneeze can send germs 20 feet away. That’s as far as 24 Click magazines lying end to end! Scrubbing your hands with soap and water loosens germs and rinses them away. You can’t see germs. How do you know if you washed them all away? Squeeze a small blob of washable paint onto your dry hand.…

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who says women can’t be doctors?

I’ll bet you’ve met plenty of doctors in your life. And I’ll bet lots of them were women. Well, you might find this hard to believe, but there once was a time when girls weren’t allowed to become doctors. Back in the 1830s, there were lots of things girls couldn’t be. Girls were only supposed to become wives and mothers. Or maybe teachers, or seamstresses. Being a doctor was definitely not an option. What do you think changed all that? Or should I say . . . WHO? Elizabeth Blackwell, that’s who. A tiny wisp of a girl who wanted to explore around every corner and who never walked away from a challenge. A girl who tried sleeping on the hard floor with no covers, just to toughen herself…

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