August 16, 2017

6 Weird Effects of a Total Solar Eclipse

Odd things can happen during a total solar eclipse, particularly in the path of totality where the sun is entirely blocked by the moon. Here are […]
August 14, 2017
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Eclipse Safety

A total solar eclipse is an amazing spectacle of nature, but it can be dangerous to eyes if observed improperly. The sun is an incredibly powerful […]
August 13, 2017

Tales from Inside World Book: The Hard Road to Hardtack

By Echo Gonzalez   In my role as a World Book researcher, I’ve fact checked a number of food-related articles. Reading about and closely studying a […]
August 10, 2017
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Solar Eclipses in Ancient Times

For millions of people, the great solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21 will cause excitement, awe, and even a bit of […]
August 9, 2017

Think Like an Inventor: Flexible Electronics

The World Book science team interviewed NASA scientist Kendra Short about her intention to sprinkle the surface of Mars with flexible printed electronics. These electronics are […]
August 8, 2017

How does a solar eclipse actually work?

A solar eclipse is an astronomical event in which the sun is temporarily blocked from our sight by the moon. This happens when the moon moves […]
July 31, 2017

Get your kids involved in back-to-school shopping and maybe save your sanity and some money!

Back-to-school shopping is a national pastime that is feared by our wallets and celebrated by retailers. Right before school is back in session, stores will be […]
July 31, 2017

8 Reasons to Get Excited About the August 21st Solar Eclipse

Why Should I Be Excited About the Upcoming Solar Eclipse? Here’s Why!   We have been waiting 99 years for this sky show! While eclipses happen […]
July 26, 2017

Jumping and Melting

When a solid melts, its molecules break free of each other and start moving about as a liquid. As a liquid gets hotter, its molecules move […]
July 24, 2017

8 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About STEM

Are you looking for ways to excite your child about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Here are 8 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About STEM: […]