CHECK OUT OUR APP! MAY 2018 8 Highlights.com m WHO EATS Page 26 Snore Master Page 8 h t n o M s i h T n u F A Messy Maze Carly has decided to do some spring cleaning. Can you help her get to the laundry basket? 4 Ways to Lift Your Mood By Beverly J. Letchworth 1 . Close your eyes and take deep, slow breaths to relax. 2. Wear something that ies Red popp se d u n e are oft bol to as a s y m soldiers r e re m e m b acrif ices and the s e. they mak makes you smile—fun socks, a colorful scarf, big pins or buttons, or just cheerful colors! Answer on page 38. 3. Pep it up. Jog, play a to Pho y er on a spot where you can be alone for a few minutes each day to daydream and enjoy the peace. 38 . each of these 10 another place in this magazine? er ge Find the Can you find Pictures pictur es at A ns w pa red craf t foam. Hold Cut a f lower from ke e f lower’s center. 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This year, we are asking about the people you admire most, the people you turn to first when you are feeling troubled, what you like most about yourself, and more. 2018 We’re listening! Your friend, Write to me! Christine@Highlights.com This magazine of wholesome fun is dedicated to helping children grow in basic skills and knowledge, creativeness, in ability to think and reason, in sensitivity to others, in high ideals and worthy ways of living—for ® children are the world’s most important people . in May VOLUME 73 • NUMBER 5 • ISSUE NO. 799 Dear Highlights, —Mason, California Go for a Ride! How exciting, Mason! We hope these tips help. 1Ask friends and family members about the types of pets they’ve had. 2Consider how much space you have for a pet and how much time you have to care for it. 3Head to the library or talk to a veterinarian to learn about the care different pets need. May is National Bike Month. 16 22 36 6 7 8 14 Under the Rainbow Sunshine after rain makes the world new again. Hidden Pictures® Puzzle Paddling pals. 15 The Timbertoes® The family spots an eagle. Jokes A duck walks into a costume store. Snore Master 3000 16 What wacky product would you invent? Saving the Daisies What will Taylor do about the trampled daisies? 10 11 12 Goofus and Gallant® Gallant helps a new student. Gallant Challenge Leave some stone surprises in your neighborhood. 18 Crafts A robot bank, a Mother’s Day banner, and more. 20 My Sci Spreading Kindness, Rock by Rock Nature’s light show and a colorful experiment. Meet kid painters and play a rock-hunting game. T. rex could BITE DOW with a forc N e like the weigh t of a pickup tru ck— with a com pact car on top ! 26 Breakfast Around the World What kids eat in India, New Zealand, China, Zimbabwe, Sweden, Israel, and Chile. 32 Nature Watch Get to know the pronghorn. 34 22 Discovering Tyrannosaurus rex What scientists know. 24 25 See drawings and poems by creative kids. 36 Paws and Think Appreciating butterflies. 38 39 Riddles Why are fish bad at basketball? BrainPlay Why do we wear socks? 40 Ask Arizona® Copycat troubles. The Retake Andy blanks on his geography test. Salsa Steps Get the tortilla chips ready! Your Own Pages 42 Dear Highlights Kateri wants to start a neighborhood play. 43 Picture Puzzler Welcome to Meowtown! MAY 2018 5 Under the Rainbow By Robert Schechter Art by Larisa Lauber Under the rainbow, on top of the ground— that’s where the puddles we splash in are found. That’s where the petals are sparkling with drops, after the downpour and thundering stop. Way up above now the sun’s broken through, brilliant as always, the sky again blue. Don’t you just love it? The cloudburst, and then sunshine and rainbows, the world new again? 6 MAY 2018 The Timbertoes The family took a long hike. ® By Rich Wallace • Art by Ron Zalme Mabel spotted an eagle. They hiked all morning. Look how high it is! Lunchtime was rest time. How much farther? We’re near the top. Soon they reached a clearing. Now we’re the ones up high! Snore Master 3000 Do you wake up tired? When you get out of bed, does it seem as if your “get-up-and-go” has gotten up and left? By Jeffrey B. Fuerst Art by Keith Frawley The problem may be that you’re having trouble falling asleep. Nodding off on the bus ride to school doesn’t count. 8 MAY 2018 What you need is the Snore Master 3000! This amazing machine is guaranteed to send you to slumberland in minutes. Just imagine: no more restless tossing and turning! And it’s so easy to operate! Simply flip the switch, and the Snore Master 3000 pumps floating Z’ s into your room. Watch the Z’ s dance around and around and . . . around . . . . . . and . . . mmm . . . ahh Z-Z-Z So order the Snore Master 3000 today. If you act now, we’ll send you a free bonus gift! This sheep-silhouette attachment is perfect for counting sheep. Huh? What was I saying? I must have dozed off. Oh, right! See how quickly the Snore Master 3000 works? Do you have an idea for a wacky product? Come up with an “ad” for it, and draw a picture if yo u’d like. Include your name , age, and address. Mail to Wack y Ads 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431 Goaonfd us Gallant There’s some of Goofus and Gallant in us all. When the Gallant shines through, we show our best self. ® “Sure, I can help you find your bus,” says Gallant. “Why are you asking me? Keep looking, you’ll find it,” says Goofus. “I’m having trouble concentrating. May I read in the library?” asks Gallant. “It’s so loud in here, I can’t concentrate!” yells Goofus. YOUR Goofus and Gallant Moments “I felt like Goofus when I “I felt like Gallant when wouldn’t do my piano practice when my mom told me to.” I helped make my brother happy!” Micaela, Age 10, Illinois 10 MAY 2018 Davis, Age 8, Tennessee Art by Leslie Harrington. Ask fo r permis sion b efore setting out ro (Some cks. places don’t a them.) llow Avoid puttin them i g n gras sy area where s they c ould damag e lawn mowe rs. GALLANT CHALLENGE! s e s i r p r u S e n o t S P erhaps you’ve seen them in your neighborhood—small stones with inspiring words written on them, tucked among f lowers, on a windowsill, or in the nook of a tree. The Kindness Rocks Project has become popular around the world. All you need to take part are paints or a paint pen, a rock, and a kind thought. The idea began with Megan Murphy, a coach, writer, and mom who lives in Massachusetts. When she’d find beach glass or heart-shaped rocks on her walks along the shore, the small treasures would remind her of her mom and dad, and she’d instantly feel happy. She began thinking about the other people walking along the beach. How could she boost their spirits too? On a whim, Megan wrote messages on a few rocks, then left them on the Meet sand. A friend found kid painters one and texted ckand play a ro Megan to say that e! m a hunting g finding it had made See pages her day. The project 20–21. grew from there. Photos by Susan Shadle Erb. Make Someone’s Day Grab a few rocks and a paint pen or two. Can you think of someone in your life who would love to find a happy surprise? Or maybe you’d like to leave a message for someone waiting at a bus stop, playing in a park, or hiking along a trail. Write notes on the stones, place them where someone will be pleased to see them, and then smile, knowing that you just might make someone’s day! Share Your Photos Did you write messages on rocks and leave them for others to find? We’d love to see them. Please include your name, age, and address, and mail a drawing or photo of your rock to Stone Surprises 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431 In a future issue, we’ll publish a few drawings and photos from kids. MY SC Red light comes from oxygen atoms that are even higher and thinner (more spread out from one another). Green light comes from atoms of oxygen gas more than 60 miles above Earth’s surface. Night Lights By Ken Croswell, Ph.D. Some nights, the sky puts on a spectacular light show. High in the air, glowing colors seem to hover and dance. The glow, or aurora (uh-ROAR-uh), is called the “northern lights” when it’s over the Northern Hemisphere (or the “southern lights” over the Southern Hemisphere). It happens when tiny particles called electrons hit the air high above Earth, giving energy to the gas atoms and molecules there. The gas gets rid of that extra energy by giving off light of different colors. When we get hurt, why do we feel pain? Candace DeWitt Age 12 • Kansas When nerve endings in your body detect possible damage somewhere, they send messages to your brain, which produces the feeling or sensation of pain. If you were to step on hot sand with bare feet, nerve endings would send a speedy signal along pathways through the spinal cord to the brain, telling it that your feet were being hurt. 12 MAY 2018 Unlike the aurora, these lights are not natural. They’re city lights bright enough to be seen from the International Space Station (where this photo was taken). You’d sense pain and would react to the signal almost immediately to protect your feet. If you didn’t get that pain signal, you wouldn’t be alerted to the problem, and your feet could get seriously injured. Pain can be an important, protective alarm signal letting you know that something is hurting you. By Dougal Dixon Art by Robert Squier Shingopana SHEEN-go-PAH-nah “wide neck” (in Kiswahili, an official language of Tanzania) Shingopana was a small titanosaur. It was more like South American titanosaurs than like other known titanosaurs of Africa. Scientists think that its ancestors were able to roam both Africa and South America when the two continents were still joined as a single landmass. Flowing Colors Pour a one-inch layer of cooking oil into a tall, clear glass. Fill the glass to near the rim with water. Watch as the oil and water separate into layers. Then add a few drops of food coloring to the top of the oil. Watch what happens over the next few minutes. Why do the oil and water separate? And why don’t the droplets of food coloring spread and color the oil as they do in the water? Think of your own best answer. Then read our explanation on page 38. Narrow lower jaw like many South American titanosaurs had Thick neck Cow-sized body WHERE: Tanzania HOW LONG: 20 feet WHAT IT ATE: Plants WHEN: 100 million years ago 252 Triassic 201 Jurassic 145 66 Cretaceous MAY 2018 Present Cenozoic 13 Want ae? challeng Yaks in Kayaks 5 k page 1 Fold bac the e to hid clues. picture By Gary LaCoste In this big picture, find the glove, comb, wedge of lemon, bottle, bowl, kite, piece of popcorn, coat hanger, musical note, banana, drinking straw, toothbrush, heart, ruler, hammer, fishhook, carrot, crown, and shoe. 14 MAY 2018 Check out our Hidden Pictures app! Picture Clues comb glove kite wedge of lemon bottle bowl coat hanger piece of popcorn musical note JOKES “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Isabele.” “Isabele who?” l? “Isabele operationa I only see a broken one.” Noah Weinsaft, New York A daisy was growing underneath a tree. Daisy: Flower you feeling, tree? Tree: I’m vine. Clara Bruno, Illinois banana toothbrush drinking straw A book never written: How the Recycling Bin Works by M.T. Mee. Delilah Goldstein, California Foal: May I have another apple? Horse: Absolutely not! Do you think apples grow on trees? heart ruler hammer fishhook crown carrot shoe BONUS Can you also find the slice of pizza, bell, boomerang, and needle? Answers on HighlightsKids.com. Amaya Martinez, Colorado A duck walks into a costume store. He buys a magician costume and a mustache. Cashier: How would you like to pay? Duck: Put it on my bill. Connor, Ohio A chef was teaching a class of comedians to crack an egg. Chef: If your egg doesn’t crack, crack it up by telling it a joke! Grace Kiernan, Maine Make us laugh! Send a joke or riddle, along with your name, age, and address, to 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431 A Clover Thought A bee is in the clover flitting from bloom to bloom. On buzzy wings she dips and drinks, and once or twice I bet she thinks it would be nice if we had clover all over. —Toby Speed MAY 2018 15 Saving The cow took off, tearing through the daisies and across the yard. s e i s i Da the By Melissa Dawn Pittaway Art by Christina Larkins Taylor opened her sleepy eyes and looked out the window at the foggy field below. “NO!” she cried, now fully awake. Buttermilk the cow was in Mama’s daisy patch. I must have forgotten to latch the gate last night, Taylor thought as she pulled a sweatshirt over her head. Mama was planning to sell daisy bouquets at the fair next week. But Buttermilk was eating the f lowers. Taylor hurried outside and grabbed the lead rope hanging on the porch. “Why can’t you stay in the field?” she called to Buttermilk as she headed across the yard to the daisy patch. Buttermilk stood nipping tender f lowers off their stems. When I grow up, I’ll be an artist and paint pictures all day, Taylor thought. I’ll never own a cow. Too much trouble. 16 MAY 2018 Just as Taylor was about to snap the lead rope onto Buttermilk’s collar, the family dog, Red, rounded the corner of the house. The cow couldn’t stand Red. Buttermilk took off, tearing through the daisies and across the yard. She finally ran through the open gate and into the field. “Thank goodness!” Taylor said as she closed the gate and secured the latch. She turned to look at the f lower garden. Most of the daisies were either eaten or trampled. “I forgot to latch the gate.” Taylor had to make it up to her mother. Mama came out of the house. “What’s going on?” she asked. She looked sadly at her garden. “I forgot to latch the gate,” Taylor said. “I’m so sorry.” “I know you are.” Mama sighed and gave Taylor a hug. “You learned an important lesson today.” Taylor’s heart was heavy as she went back into the house. She had to think of a way to make it up to her mother. A painting on the wall caught Taylor’s eye. “That’s it,” she whispered. Taylor raced upstairs. She grabbed her art supplies and sat down at her desk, looking out the window at the remaining daisies below. As her brush moved smoothly across the paper, daisies came alive. Taylor made one painting after another. The next morning, Taylor painted more. By the end of the week, she had two dozen paintings. The morning of the fair, Dad loaded daisy bouquets into the van. “That’s half the number I usually have, but it’s still worth taking them,” Mama said. “Mama,” said Taylor, “I have a surprise for you upstairs.” Mama smiled. “Really? Let’s see it.” When they reached Taylor’s bedroom, Taylor opened the door. Daisy paintings were everywhere, bright and cheerful in the morning light. “Wow,” said Mama. “Do you think anyone will buy them?” Taylor asked. Mama smiled. “Oh, sweetie, yes. I’m sure they will.” “Do you think anyone will buy them?” Crafts Make This Game Next Month! Robot Bank By Elle Vee 1. For the body, cover a tissue box with cardstock, leaving half of the tissue opening uncovered. (This will be the back.) 2. For arms and legs, cover four short cardboard tubes with cardstock. Ask an adult to help you cut holes in the body and a coin slot in the top of the robot. Insert the tubes into the holes. 3. From cardstock, cut out hands, feet, a face, buttons, and a belly. Glue them on. Add craft gems for eyes. 4. Cut out a cardstock f lap to cover the opening in the back. Tape the top edge to the robot. Add Velcro dots to hold the bottom edge closed. 5. Insert coins and bills in the slot. To get money out, open the f lap in the back. Bouquet Banner for Mom By April Theis 1. From cardstock, cut out f lowers, leaves, three triangle shapes, and the letters M , O, and M . 18 MAY 2018 2. Decorate them with glitter glue, craft gems, and markers. 3. Glue a letter and a bouquet to each triangle. Tape them onto a long piece of ribbon. Craft samples by Buff McAllister. Photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc., except robot-bank background by iStock/didecs, tabletop by iStock/forrest9; photos on octopus frame by iStock/kali9. Octo-Photo Buddy By April Theis 1. Cut an octopus head from thin cardboard. Cover it with poster board. Add wiggle eyes. 2. Cut eight arms and a hat from poster board. Glue them onto the head. 3. Add details with markers. 4. Tape a paper clip to the back of each arm. Slide photos into the clips. Add a ribbon hanger. Open the Lock A Game for 2 Players By April Theis 1. Cover a box with cardstock. 2. Cut out a handle and a keyhole from cardstock. Glue them to the box. 3. Cut a 15-inch-long strip from cardstock. Use a marker to divide the strip into six squares. Write “Start” at one end. Place the other end under the lock. 4. Cut out two keys from cardstock. Write “Odd” on one and “Even” on the other. 5. Cover two pennies with cardstock. Write “1” and “2” on one and “3” and “4” on the other. TO PLAY: Each player places a key on the “Start” square. The first player rolls both pennies, then adds up the numbers. If the sum matches the player’s key (odd or even), then he or she moves one space. If not, then that player does not move, and the next player takes a turn. The first player to reach the lock wins. CRAFT CHALLENGE! Make a Memorial Day wreath using markers, ribbon, and a paper plate. MAY 2018 19 Spreading Kindness, Hannah and Harry Rock by Rock Kids love creating, sharing, and finding these painted treasures. By Susan Shadle Erb “Mom! I found one! I found a rock!” I heard those words again and again last summer as I sat on the porch of my home, which faces a park in the small town where I live. “It’s a fun family activity.” The Kindness Rocks Project, which was started a few years ago by a mom in Massachusetts (see page 11), has spread around the world. Kids, families, and adults of all ages are taking part— painting rocks, hiding rocks, and finding 20 MAY 2018 painted rocks all over the place. Some post photos of the rocks on social media, and others simply move the rocks for someone else to find. Some take the rocks home and then replace them with new ones that they create and hide. Nine-year-old twins Harry and Hannah DeVrieze have painted hundreds of rocks with their parents. Photos by Susan Shadle Erb, except photo of Ben and Luke by Judy Tuman Burinsky and some individual rock photos by Guy Cali Associates, Inc. Kadyn and Jayce Most evenings, the family and their small dog walk around with a wagon full of rocks that they hide as they walk. “It’s a fun family activity,” Hannah says. “We will do it in the winter too,” Harry adds. Ben Burinsky, age nine, and his brother, Luke, age seven, were visiting relatives when they found their first painted rock in a park. They were so excited that they went home and painted their own rocks, then hid them for others to find. “My boys loved finding the rock in the park, especially since it was a superhero,” their mother, Judy Burinsky, says. “I love how something so small can bring a smile to my children’s faces. In return, they learn the value of giving back to others.” Kadyn Kinney, age nine, and his Ben and Luke Can you f in d 10 painted rocks hidde n throughout this issue? Answ ers on p a ge 38 . seven-year-old brother, Jayce, have also painted many rocks. They love to hide rocks and hunt for rocks with their mom and dad. When their grandmother visited, they gave her painted rocks to take home and hide in the Florida town where she lives. When asked how many rocks he has painted so far, Jayce says, “Trust me! I’ve painted way more than 30.” DISCOVERING Tyrannosaurus rex Scientists have hunted down clues to how T. rex lived. By Andy Boyles, Contributing Science Editor Art by Robert Squier Sense of Smell The brain area for smell was big. T. rex had a hunter’s nose. “The Better to See You With” Eye sockets faced forward, like a lion’s or tiger’s. Who takes the biggest bite of dinosaur fame? Answer: Tyrannosaurus rex, the “tyrant lizard king” from the end of the dinosaur age, 66 million years ago. In 1902, fossil hunter Barnum Brown found enough bones from one T. rex in Montana to show its huge size and meat-eating teeth. Since then, scientists have turned up more than 50 specimens. The biggest and most complete skeleton is 42-foot-long “Sue.” It’s named after Susan Hendrickson, who found it in South Dakota in 1990. Some meat-eating dinosaurs were bigger than North America’s T. rex. For example, Spinosaurus (Africa) and Giganotosaurus (South America) were discovered years later. Still, T. rex had the widest jaws, the strongest teeth, and, let’s face it, the coolest name. “Even if it’s not the largest, Tyrannosaurus is one of the most impressive,” says Dr. Thomas Holtz of the University of Maryland. Dr. Holtz helped Highlights round up scientists’ biggest T. rex discoveries during the past 116 years. 22 MAY 2018 Crushing Teeth “These are not cutting teeth,” says Dr. Holtz. “These are pulverizing, crushing, piercing teeth.” Give T. rex a Hand! For years, T. rex’s hand bones were missing. In 1988 and 1990, new discoveries showed that the carnivore had only two fingers. Mighty Little Arms Over the years, many skeletons have shown that T. rex had tiny arms for its size. Scientists are not sure how they were used. No Feathers? “Seesaw” rex “Tripod” rex stood upright for years. In the 1970s, scientists saw that T. rex stood and moved like a giant bird. In today’s displays, the meat eater stands with the back and tail parallel to the ground. A scientist once called the dinosaurs “10,000-pound walking teeter-totters,” or seesaws. Stiff Spine and Tail Long, thick tendons made the backbone rigid. Tailbones locked together, forming a straight tail. Imprints in rocks show that small T. rex relatives had feathers. T. rex might have had feathers when it was young, but imprints show adults had scaly skin. All Grown Up Growth rings (like tree rings) in bones show T. rex was fully grown by about age 20 and could live to be 28 years old. “Tripod” rex The first skeleton included only one-eighth of the bones. Scientists thought each dinosaur must have stood and moved like some type of modern mammal, so they made T. rex stand like a kangaroo, in a tripod stance with its tail dragging. Small Arms Too Heavy to Run? T. rex’s legs were built for speed, but the dinosaur was too heavy to run. It might have run when it was young, then walked fast as an adult. Photo by Classic Image/Alamy Stock Photo. Scientists thought the arm bones were too small for T. rex. Were they really bones from a smaller dinosaur? “How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up?” At first, scientists thought T. rex had three fingers, like its relative Allosaurus. How Many Bones? Scientists didn’t know how long to make the dinosaur. They gave it an extra 12 feet of tail! Salsa Steps Ask a n t o h e adu lt lp wit h a n yt h i n g sharp or h o t. Try these recipes for salsa that’s sweet, corny, or spicy. For each recipe, start with: 1 2 / cup diced tomato 1 2 / cup diced sweet bell pepper 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 4 / cup diced red onion 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or parsley 1 2 / teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon olive oil Then . . . Sweeten It! Make It Corny! / cup diced mango /4 cup crushed pineapple, drained 24 1 2 / cup corn kernels 1 finely diced garlic clove 1 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar MAY 2018 Puree with: Gently mix in: Stir in: 1 2 Spice It Up! 1 2 / cup black beans, drained 1 2 / cup roastedtomato puree 1 2 / cup diced avocado 1 teaspoon diced jalapeño pepper For more zing, add a few drops of hot sauce. 1 finely diced garlic clove 2 teaspoons diced jalapeño pepper Then stir in: 1 2 / cup peeled and diced cucumber A Butterfly Conservatory Why do some people create butterfly gardens? Why might people like to visit them? How is this place like a zoo? How is it different? Why might touching a butterfly be harmful to it? Where else in nature do you see the kinds of colors you see on butterfly wings? Art by David Coulson. d n s w a a P Think Well, hi! MAY 2018 O O UN RL D B T AR 26 K F A A S E R D T HE W All around the globe, kids begin their day with a meal. What that meal looks like often depends on the tastes and traditions of their country. Maybe these breakfasts will inspire you to put something new on your morning menu! New Zealand has one of the s in earliest time zone kids there the world. While ast on are eating breakf wai‘i Tuesday, kids in Ha ing might be just finish up their first Monday meal. New Zealand By Jillian Sullivan Indy and Sonny’s breakfast is typical for New Zealand: WeetBix and fruit (kiwifruit this time) and toast with Marmite, a salty spread made with yeast extract. Because the family doesn’t eat dairy, there is almond milk on the Weet-Bix and coconut oil on the toast. On the weekends, Indy and Sonny’s dad serves mushrooms and avocado on toast for everyone. (Sonny loves mushrooms.) Or their mum makes Indy’s favorite: buckwheat pancakes, bananas, and maple syrup. But this is a school day, so it’s cereal and toast. “I like the kiwifruit. It’s so fresh,” Indy says. “And the Weet-Bix is munchy.” Sonny says sometimes he has jam on his toast. “But Marmite is my favorite.” Art page 26 by iStock/glorgos245. Photos by the authors, except page 26 (pancakes and fruit) by iStock/samael334; pages 28–29 (bottom) Samuel Kingston. Globes by Map Resources Premier International. kiwi Weet-Bix Marmite on toast Continued on next page Continued from pa China By Amy Jiang On weekdays, Zixuan’s breakfast is bread and milk. But on weekends, Zixuan has a big breakfast. During the Dragon Boat Festival, a special occasion, he helps his mother make zongzi. Zongzi are pyramid-shaped dumplings made of sticky rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. At the center of the dumplings are different stuffings—red dates, red-bean paste, meat, or chestnuts. Zixuan likes the red dates best. Because zongzi take such a long time to prepare, though, Zixuan prefers making pancakes. “They’re easy to cook and very yummy!” he says. custard tart oranges and bananas celery with peanuts zongzi pancakes sambar coconut chutney dosas idlis poori 28 MAY 2018 Greek yogurt Israel cottage cheese challah bread orange jam By Liat Savin Ben Shoshan Breakfast in Israel usually includes fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes and cucumbers cut into small pieces, as well as tahini (a sesame paste) and olives, an influence of the local Arab culture. Dairy products, like Greek feta cheese or cottage cheese, and scrambled eggs are also part of the meal. Because it’s Saturday, Yoelli is eating tahini cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta cheese challah, a sweet soft bread baked only on Fridays, for the Jewish Sabbath. Yoelli says that challah is his y Jeyanthi Manokaran Kiara and Inba, who live in South India, get a wholesome start to their day. Because rice grows well there, they have idlis (steamed rice dumplings) and dosas (rice pancakes made with the same batter). olives favorite part of breakfast—and it reminds him that there is no school today. “Mmm! Crispy dosas!” says Kiara. The idlis and dosas go well with sambar (lentil soup) and coconut chutney. Coconuts are plentiful in South India. Another breakfast option is poori (deepfried Indian wheat bread), more common in North India where wheat is grown. Kiara and Inba wash all of this down with milk. “I love milk!” says Inba with a smile. Continued on next page Continued from page 29 coffee or tea with milk and sugar peanut spread sweet atoes bread Zimbabwe By Cecil Dzwowa For Victor of Zimbabwe, the typical breakfast always includes tea or coffee mixed with milk and a couple of teaspoons of sugar. While most Zimbabwean kids have their tea or coffee with sliced bread and jam, margarine, or peanut spread, Victor adds a rural touch to his first meal by including one or two boiled sweet potatoes. “They stay in the stomach much longer, they have a natural sweet taste, and you can easily grow them in your backya backyard garden,” he says. On the weekends, when Victor is not rushing to school, toasted bread and fried eggs are often added to th he menu. But, for Victor, it doesn’t m matter what day or o occasion it is. “Sweet potatoes will always have to be on that brreakfast table.” boiled egg knäckebröd cucumber cheese Swed By Tiffany Aln Many kids in Sweden, like Nils and Signe, eat either a thick sour milk called fil or plain yogurt with cereal, seeds, berries, or bananas sprinkled on top. Another popular breakfast food is a hard, thin flatbread called knäckebröd (ka-neck-e-brud). This has been served on breakfast tables in Sweden since the 1500s. It was Chile By Mariah Leontopoulou-Cochran sourdough bread fil butter originally baked with a hole in the middle so it could be stored on hooks to eat later in the year. Nils eats his knäckebröd with cottage cheese and cucumber, but it is also common to eat it with butter, cheese, and tomatoes. Sourdough bread is another great choice. But of everything on the breakfast table, hard-boiled eggs with salt are Nils’s and Signe’s favorite. Well, that and milk with cinnamon. So good! For Isabella, who lives in C , breakfast usually means toasted marraquetas (crunchy rolls), hallullas (biscuits), or white toast with melted cheese along with some fruit and juice. Sometimes she puts jam on her bread. “Then it’s like I’m eating dessert for breakfast!” she says. Even though her first meal changes a little from day to day, it always contains some form of bread. That’s because bread is inexpensive and can be used in a lot of ways. “Bread is a huge part of our culture,” says Isabella’s cousin Flo. “We are taught to eat it from a very young age.” jam toasted bread and cheese fruit cheese MAY 2018 31 Nature Watch HORNS, NOT ANTLERS Pronghorn As its name shows, the pronghorn has horns, not antlers. What’s the difference? By Peter Friederici DID YOU KNOW? The pronghorn is well suited to its grassland home in the central and midwestern United States. Even when eating with its head down, a pronghorn is likely to see a predator approaching. That’s because its eyes are on the sides of its head and stick out a bit. Its vision is sharp, too, and can spot motion a mile away. HORNS ARE w On bovids, such as bison and goats w On many males and females When a predator—often a wolf or coyote—does get close, a pronghorn herd relies on speed to escape. Pronghorn are the fastest land animals in North America, sprinting at 60 miles per hour and running at 40 miles per hour. What makes them so fast? Short upper legs and long lower legs give them long strides without great effort. And their bodies excel at moving oxygen from lungs to muscles. The pronghorn is built for speed! w Permanently attached w Keratin (a protein in nails and hair) over a bone core w Often curved, usually with one point ANTLERS ARE EYE SE E The pronghorn has a big field of view. Without turning its head, it can see most of the way around itself. Humans can see just over halfway around. Pronghorn’s field of view w Usually on just males TRY THIS: Hold your hands straight out in front of you. Slowly move them out to the sides without turning your head. How far back on each side can you still see your hands? 32 MAY 2018 w On members of the deer family, such as moose and elk w Shed yearly w Bone Human’s field of view w Branch-like, and can have many points Animal Squares By Teresa A. DiNicola Following the rules, can you find nine animal names in the box? The first one has been done for you (COW). BONUS! Find all nin e animals in the scene. RULES • You can start on any square. • For each name, every letter that follows must be connected to the one before, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. • Do not use the same letter square more than once in the same word. O C A E W R T B L E G I Answers on page 38. Peter’s Piggy Bank Peter P emptied his piggy bank, spilling out all the quarters, dimes, d nickels, and pennies. When he added up the coins, they to otaled $1.23. Peter noticed that he had the same number of each type of coin. How many of each coin did Peter have? Answer on page 38. MAY 2018 33 Your Own Pages Fenris Dexter Age 8 • New Hampshire Bikes Horns honk. here. Bikes take you everyw They roll like the wind And get you there. n be blue. Mine is red, yours ca We’ll all love our bikes The same way I do. Gavin Shields Age 7 • Nevada Israel Treat Age 10 • Minnesota Inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian Christian Hellyer Age 9 • Pennsylvania The Boy in the Rain Alison Rimes Age 11 • New York There was a young boy in Maine who loved to play in the rain. And up he jumped, fell on his rump, same. and got up and laughed all the Matthew Foster Age 11 • Georgia Ice Pops Pineapple, mango, peach never out of reach. Sweet and sour to the 10th power. Perfect for the beach. Grace Ferguson Age 10 • North Carolina Steam Locomotive 34 MAY 2018 Micah Thompson Age 8 • Texas Firefly Bees vs. Bears There is honey s. And honey brings bear y ne Bees guard the ho share. ’Cause the bears don’t There are f lowers es. And f lowers bring be ney ho e And that leaves th . For the bears to seize Lighting up in the night. Blinking softly, oh so bright. Try to catch them, if you can. Gently holding in my hands. Evie Chapman Age 5 • Maryland George Tang Age 9 • Rhode Island Kansas Prairie up clouds, f loating The f luffy white e ht as cotton in th so high, are as lig s sky. brilliant K ansa lowers bloom The elegant sunf ar e distance you he in the fall. In th call. a meadowlark’s The Watercolo r Jellyfish Abby Wood Age 7 • South Carolin a Moon Moon up above Oh, what a pity, It’s over the city. It’s time for bed. Pull up your blankets, Rest your head. Now, go to sleep. Who said it’s made of cheese? by little rabbit with chub You may find a rows d find some spar cheeks. You coul beaks. with stubby little lo used to but no W here the buffa , K ansas prairie, longer roam, oh that I call home. you’re the place Kaitlyn Keller Age 12 • Kansas Amy Kuo Age 13 • California Sophie Conklin Age 6 • Alabama Share Your Creative Work When the sun is low in the sky, I rest my head on the table and start dreaming. Perry Sloan Age 6 • New York We’d love to see it! Art must be on unlined paper. Poems must have fewer than 75 words. All submissions must be created by you. Justin Okerblom Age 4 • Washington We cannot return your work, so you might want to keep a copy. Include your name, age, and address. Mail to Your Own Pages 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431 The Retake By Chris Low Art by Mike Boldt “N ew Jersey is eating Pennsylvania, and Ohio is a chicken nugget,” Andy whispered to himself. Hunched over his desk, Andy ran his finger over a blank United States map. On each state was a number, and on a separate paper, Andy had written the numbers 1–50. After 20 minutes, the numbers were all he had to show for his work. “OK, and Utah is the washing machine. No, Montana is the washing machine. Or North Dakota? Gah! They’re all washing machines!” Mr. Crane looked up from his desk. “Everything OK, Andy?” Andy hadn’t realized his confusion was so obvious. He felt his face get hot and he set his pencil down in defeat. It wasn’t the first time Andy had blanked during a test. No matter how hard he studied, nothing seemed to stay in his brain for long. Memory tricks helped a little, and after five nights of poring over an old paper map laid out on his bedroom f loor, Andy had even started to feel a glimmer of hope. “Time’s up!” Mr. Crane started collecting answer sheets. “You’ll get these back later today. Come see me if you need to retake it.” Andy quickly shoved his 36 MAY 2018 blank test into the pile. He wanted to forget about it, but his brain seemed to forget only the things it was supposed to remember. It wasn’t the first time Andy had blanked during a test. “Ugh. Utah was the washing machine!” Andy said, staring at a map during lunch. Andy’s friend Aaron shrugged. “You only need a 70 to pass.” “Yeah, well it’s hard to get a 70 when you hand in a blank sheet of paper,” Andy said. “You really turned it in blank?” said Aaron. “What about the chicken nuggets and stuff ?” Andy shook his head. “It helps a little, but why bother writing down three states?” Aaron popped a grape into his mouth. “Well, Mr. Crane will let you retake it tomorrow.” “Great. Maybe by tomorrow I’ll remember four states.” Andy was the only one standing at Mr. Crane’s desk after school. Apparently everyone else had done fine. “I’m sorry,” Andy said quickly. “For what?” Mr. Crane asked. “Um, for not trying, I guess?” “Andy,” Mr. Crane said, “I saw you. I think you were trying. Weren’t you?” “I guess,” Andy admitted. It was easier to fail when people thought you hadn’t tried. But this teacher wasn’t fooled. Mr. Crane motioned toward the back wall. “Do you have time to help me straighten up a bit?” Andy wasn’t in a hurry to walk home and tell his mom about the latest f lop. “Yeah, sure,” he said as he walked to As he stepped back to take in his work, Andy felt a sudden jolt of confidence. He looked down to see Montana on top of the pile, and the words leaped to the front of his mind. An old man with a beard. He slapped the Montana magnet on the map. Michigan is a mitten! Was he really ready? There was only one way to find out. the back of the room. He picked up a pile of magnets, each with the name of a state on it. On the wall hung a large magnetic map—part of a review game the class had been playing. Andy almost tossed the magnets into a box, but something was bothering him. He shuff led through the pile. “There,” Andy said as he stuck the Utah magnet into place. “And while I’m at it . . .” He pulled out New Jersey and Pennsylvania and placed them on the map. Connecticut connects New York and Rhode Island! Ohio—is still a chicken nugget. Andy barely noticed that Mr. Crane had gotten up from his desk. “Does it help to move the pieces around while you think of all those great phrases you memorized?” Mr. Crane asked. Andy shrugged. “Um, yeah, I guess it does.” “Well, I think it’s a fine way to practice. How about you come back here tomorrow and run through it again?” The next day after school, Andy stopped by Mr. Crane’s room and took another shot at the map. He felt more confident than ever. Something about combining memory tricks with moving the pieces around on the board made everything f low. For the first time, Andy felt as if the things he’d been studying were sticking in his brain. When he was done, Andy stopped at Mr. Crane’s desk. “So, I guess I’ll see you tomorrow for the retake.” Mr. Crane nodded toward the map. “How about right now? You look ready to me. Just promise you won’t peek at your masterpiece back there.” Andy hesitated. Was he really ready? There was only one way to find out. “An 88? Andy, that’s great!” Andy’s mom squeezed his arm as she looked over the test at home. “So what’s your secret?” “Mr. Crane says I might learn better by being active. I think he’s right!” After the retake, Andy felt as if he could tackle anything. He was already thinking about how to make a clay model for the frog anatomy quiz on Friday. “Well,” said his mom, “I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you. We’d better hang this test on the fridge!” “Actually,” said Andy, “this one’s going on the washing machine.” S L E D RI D page 33 Animal Squares Answers Here are the animal names we found: cow, crow, cat, bat, bear, rat, crab, owl, tiger. Where did the sheep go on vacation? 1 page 2 Madi Heller, Maine Fun This Month A Messy Maze y sleep Why did the little bo r? lie de on the chan Mystery Photo Bike pedal. page 12 My Sci Flowing Colors—Water is denser, or heavier, than oil, so water sinks to the bottom of the glass. Water molecules are “polar” (more positively charged at one end and more negatively charged at the other), but oil molecules are not. Polar molecules are attracted to other polar molecules, but they don’t mix well with nonpolar molecules. So the water and oil separate. Like water, food coloring is polar. (In fact, it is made of foodcoloring molecules dissolved in water.) So the dense, watery foodcoloring drops do not mix with the oil. Instead, they fall to the bottom of the oil layer. When they push through the oil-water boundary, they mix with the water below. Which mythical creature always wants to be in the spotlight? 3 Peter’s Piggy Bank Peter had 3 quarters, 3 dimes, 3 nickels, and 3 pennies. page 43 Hamilton Southerland, New York r bring two Why did the golfe the tournament? pairs of pants to ecticut Sophia Saldamar Picture Puzzler Catrick will cross the bridge six times. 5 4 co, Conn Who leads orchestra at the zoo? the Joe Minnick, Minnesota Why can’t pirates say their ABCs? 6 Isabelle Rohrer, Ohio page 21 Page 39 Hidden Roc Page 6 Page 22 Page 15 Page 37 Page 18 Page 34 Back Page Page Cover 17 43 7 What did the alpaca say to the suitcase? MAY 2018 Gavin, Missouri 9 8 cries a lot? Which dinosaur nia lif Hyebin Choi, Ca or Answers: 1. The Baahamas. 2. He was a light sleeper. 3. The centaur of attention. 4. In case he got a hole in one. 5. The boa conductor. 6. They get stuck at C. 7. They don’t like getting close to the net. 8. “Alpaca you up!” 9. The Cry-ceratops. 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Photos of 10 Kindness Rocks hidden throughout this issue by Guy Cali Associates, Inc. Why are fish bad at basketball? Olivia Alderman, Pennsylvania Covers: For the Win! by Macky Pamintuan; What’s W Wrong?® by Josh Cleland 38 2 Mehrish, Bahrain Why do we wear socks? These veggies are a hoot! ST AR T bra Take in on your ah ike ! What are some things from nature that people bring indoors? is hink le? t u o b do y t vegeta t a Wh nnies u the f If you could travel through time to any moment in your life, would you? ? Who is the most uplifting person you know? DOH! When you make a mistake, how do you usually react? hot-air balloon or a On w h kind at s of thing peop s do their le sign nam es? Which parts of your day are the most memorable? Why? What three questions can you answer truthfully by saying Would you rather ride in a submarine? WHY? Would you like to be on TV? If yes, doing what? THE END MAY 2018 39 Ask izona ® Little Copycat By Lissa Rovetch • Art by Amanda Morley Dear Annoyed, I understand exactly what you mean. Around the time my little sister, Indi, turned six, she started copying my every move! “What are you guys doing?” she asked my friend Mareya and me one Saturday morning. “We’re making bracelets,” Mareya said, pointing to a photo in the craft pages of her magazine. Indi plopped down next to us at the table. “May I make one too?” “Um . . .” I paused. “Sure!” Mareya said. Indi squeezed in so close to me that I could hardly see what I was doing. “Can you give me a little more room?” I asked. “You’re blocking me from the beads.” “I’m just trying to see what 40 MAY 2018 you’re doing,” she answered. “Well, you don’t need to see exactly what I’m doing,” I told her. “You can make your own design.” “I am!” she said. Except she was using the same colors of beads and string and everything that I was using. “Hey, ’Zona, I brought my guitar,” said Mareya after we’d finished the bracelets. “Want to get your maracas and we can make up songs for our band?” “Excellent idea!” I said. “Let’s go to the backyard where we can have some privacy.” When Indi didn’t say anything, I thought she must have gotten the clue. But 10 minutes later, guess who showed up. “Sorry it took me so long, but I couldn’t find my tambourine,” said Indi. “It was in the basket that Charlie was sleeping in. Isn’t that so funny?” “Maybe your kitty secretly wishes he could play the tambourine.” Mareya laughed. Indi giggled. “Maybe we should invite Charlie to be in our band!” Indi seemed to copy my every move! “Our band?” I said. “Since when is this our band? You’re constantly following me, and I’m tired of it.” As soon as those words came out of my mouth, I wished I’d never said them. First, Indi got a super-surprised look. Then, her eyes started filling up with tears, and before I could say another word, she ran away. I groaned. “I definitely did not mean for those words to come out of my mouth.” “Yeah,” said Mareya. “You were pretty harsh.” “Can you give me a little more room?” “It’s just that sometimes I feel like I have a shadow that doesn’t belong to me!” “Well, since I don’t have a younger sister or brother, I can’t really put myself in your shoes,” said Mareya. “But I always thought it’d be cool to have someone look up to me the way Indi looks up to you.” “I guess I never really thought of it like that.” I shook my head. “I’m feeling terrible about what I said.” Mareya and I talked it over and came up with a plan we hoped would help. “Hi, Indi!” I said, in my best squeaky kitty-cat voice. (I was holding Charlie in front of my face, pretending he was talking.) “Your sister says she’s really sorry for the way she acted. I want to play the tambourine in your band, but I’m not great at holding it with my paws, so I’m hoping you can maybe, um, give me a hand.” Luckily, Indi smiled a little, and with a bit more convincing from Charlie, she agreed. So, dear Annoyed, here’s what Mareya helped me to figure out. It’s worth trying to change the way you see the situation. If you keep in mind that your brother acts like It’s worth trying to change the way you see the situation. your shadow because he looks up to you, then you might be less bothered by his behavior. No matter what, he deserves to be treated with patience and kindness. (I still wish I’d been a lot kinder to Indi that day.) And when you and your brother are getting along, you could mention in a friendly way that you’d like some time alone with your friends once in a while. I’ve had that conversation with Indi, and because she knows she is welcome at other times, she’s actually OK with it. Ciao for now, Arizona “Your sister told me she was really sorry.” Dear Highlights I have to use an inhaler. I think someone will laugh at me. Laney, Montana If people laugh, it’s likely that they do not understand how your inhaler works. You might explain that your inhaler is doing the very important job of delivering medicine to your lungs. It’s an incredible device! Perhaps the more you explain about the importance of your inhaler, the less likely people will be to misunderstand or make fun. If people laugh even after you’ve explained what your inhaler does, do your best to ignore them. Remember, you are acting responsibly by taking care of your lungs to stay healthy. That’s nothing to feel embarrassed about. My foster brother doesn’t play with me when he says he will. What should I do? Darian, Indiana Perhaps it will help to talk to your brother during a time when the two of you are getting along well. You might tell him that you like spending time with him, and you feel sad when he doesn’t play with you after he says he will. The two of you might decide to schedule times to play together. You could even write down your schedule on a calendar and put it somewhere you and your brother can see it every day. 42 MAY 2018 I love doing plays. I would like to start a play in my neighborhood, but I don’t know how. Any suggestions? Kateri, Washington What a fun idea! You might start by talking to your neighborhood friends to see who would like to participate. Remember, not everyone needs to be an actor. A successful play also needs people to make sets, design costumes, coordinate music or special effects, and so on. Let people choose how they’d like to be involved. Next, work together to choose a story or script to perform. Some plays have a detailed script. Others have only a loose story, which allows the actors to make things up as they go along. 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