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Here Comes the Sun

Hay Seed and City Slicker have been discovering more amazing facts about the sun. When they view the total eclipse on April 8, they will be able to see the glowing outermost part of the sun’s atmosphere called the corona. This is where the sun’s weather, called a solar wind, takes place.

When this powerful wind escapes the sun’s gravity, it spreads throughout the solar system. The wind cannot be felt on Earth, but when its charged particles collide with nitrogen and oxygen atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere, beautiful flashes of greenish light appear to dance across the northern night sky. To learn more about these light flashes, do the following:

• Find a drawing of the flashes hidden in this magazine and give the page number.

• Do some research and give the name of these flashes.

• Have you or someone in your family ever seen these flashes?

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The January-February Super Sleuths was about winter-watching season. For a chance to win a $25 Amazon email gift card, kids were asked to give the answer to a riddle. They were also asked to find a picture of the answer in the magazine and give the page number. Lastly, they were asked to explain how long it took to figure out the riddle and state if someone helped them solve it.

The correct answers are:

  • A candle
  • Page 28
  • “It took me five minutes. I solved it by myself.”


Congratulations, Alana!

The Kids Korner submissions are for children under the age of 16.