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Bubble, Bubble, Bubble ... POP!

For centuries, kids have loved blowing bubbles; however, the soap used early on was not like the fruit-scented bubbles of today. Learn more about the history of bubbles with Science Sandie. more »

May 27, 2014 Just for Kids

Make A Meteorite Crater

Not all craters are made the same. Let’s simulate what happens to the Earth’s surface when it is hit by large meteorites! more »

May 27, 2014 Articles

Make Your Own Driveway Paint

This is similar to sidewalk chalk but in paint form! Plus, it’s easy to clean. more »

May 27, 2014 Just for Kids

Book Review: Calvin and Hobbes

These comics showcase timeless friendships. more »

May 27, 2014 , Just for Kids

The Science of Hockey

Checkers players use pucks and presentations to teach science. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Articles

Sullivan smiles up at his brother

Photo courtesy of Tiana Povenmire-Kirk

The Heart of the Story

Povenmire raises awareness about nephew's heart condition. more »

May 27, 2014 Articles

Running Mates

Girls on the Run helps participants develop supportive friendships. more »

May 27, 2014 Articles

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Kids use search and find skills to explore the world around us. A nature scavenger hunt is a great way to learn more about an area and to hone observation skills. Plus, it's a lot of fun! more »

May 27, 2014 Articles

Minecraft Builds Minds

Popular computer game scores in classrooms! more »

May 27, 2014 Articles

Create At-Home Animation

Have you ever wanted to make your favorite drawing come to life? Fourth grader Maddie shares an easy craft that will make your art come alive! more »

May 27, 2014 Articles

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  • Baby Gorilla Birthdays

    Bomassa and Apollo, the zoo's two baby gorillas, arrived in August 2012. Now the zoo staff is celebrating both special anniversaries and their impact on the zoo as well as the U.S. captive gorilla population. more »

  • Becoming a Zoo Keeper

    Kids - Wanna be a zoo keeper when you get older? Check out this video from the NC Zoo that explains what it takes to become a keeper. more »

  • Great Ape Weekend (2012)

    Great Ape Weekend 2013 is coming up soon - September 14-15, 2013. Why not check out this video from last year about Great Ape Weekend 2012. more »

  • BBQ and Blues Promo

    Learn all about the upcoming BBQ and Blues festival, brought to you by the Charlotte Center City Partners. more »

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