Diwali: Festival of Lights

By Anitha and Anusha Diwali simply means “festival of lights.” It is the only festival that is celebrated throughout India. Two girls from India tell us about the holiday: “Diwali is a joyous occasion, particularly for the children as it brings them new clothes, home...

Prize for Stem Cell Research

by IndyKids Staff The 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for the work they have done in stem cell research. There are many different types of cells in the body (liver or kidney, for example). A stem cell...

More Melting Ice

by IndyKids Staff Record amounts of the ice covering the Arctic Sea in the North Pole melted this summer due to higher temperatures caused by global warming. The Arctic Sea covers a large area north of Canada, Russia and Greenland. The changing temperature has made it...

Fun Facts!

by IndyKids Staff Ostriches are related to dinosaurs. Their tissue is similar to Tyrannosaurus rex tissue. An ostrich’s eyeball is bigger than its brain. It is actually a myth that ostriches bury their head in the sand when they see predators. They just rest their...

‘The Pill’ for Middle Schoolers

by IndyKids Staff A Portland, Maine school board has approved a measure that allows middle school students to receive birth control pills from the student health center. Birth control pills are taken by women to prevent pregnancy. Some parents are concerned that they...