Make a Classroom Green Team

Samuel Garcia, a fifth grade student from PS10 in Brooklyn, NY, poses with Plastic Man. Plastic Man is about the size of a 30-pound boy, and 30 pounds is the weight of plastic bags thrown away in a year by each person in the United States. Plastic Man sits in class to...

Heavy Storms Flood India and the Philippines

By ELAINE MATTHEWS Unusually severe storms in southern India and the Philippines, in September and October caused massive flooding that killed more than 1,200 people. Millions were forced to evacuate their homes, and hundreds of thousands found relief in emergency...

Your Turn: Should Columbus Day Still Be Celebrated?

Fifth-graders from the Martin Luther King Jr. School of Excellence in Springfield, Massachusetts offer their opinions on the question: Should Columbus Day still be celebrated? Denaysia Scott We should not have Columbus Day. If you do not care about what I am saying,...

Fifth Graders Send Message on Natural Gas Drilling

A natural gas drilling site in Dimock, Pennsylvania, located in the Catskill Mountains. In September 8,000 gallons of toxic fluids spilled from the Cabot Oil & Gas drilling site contaminating local ground water in Dimock. PHOTO: Catskills Mountainkeeper Sky Hawk...

Letters to the Editor

These letters came from Ms. Kelly Norris’ 6th Grade Social Studies class at Manor Middle School in Manor, Texas. If I would change health care, I would pick the choice allowing everyone to have health insurance and pay less than the original cost. There are a lot of ...