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Why is the season of autumn called fall?

Autumn is the season of the year that comes between summer and winter.  For those of us who live where there is a marked changed of season, we know it’s autumn when the leaves change color and the crisp air pinches our cheeks. Americans often call this season “fall” because it is the time of …

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What causes colored snow?

Did you know that snow is not always white?  Red, blue, yellow and even black snow is sometimes seen in many parts of the world. The snow is not really these colors!  If you live in a dusty place, bits of yellow dust in the air may stick to the falling snowflakes and make them …

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Who invented roller skates?

No one really knows who invented roller skates or even when they first used.  They were probably invented by ice skaters in Europe, some 200 years ago, who wanted to skate when there was no ice. Roller skating is the popular sports of skating on wheeled skates.  People were roller skating on the roads of …

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Why do we color Easter eggs?

Since ancient times, eggs have been the symbol of the new life that returns to nature about Easter time.  We color Easter eggs and give them to our friends as a way of saying “spring is here.” On Easter Sunday, children in many places hunt colorful Easter eggs. They are often told that the Easter …

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Why do evergreen stay green all year round?

Many trees do not take a winter rest but continue to have green leaves all year round.  We call these trees “evergreen.” On of the great dangers a tree faces in the winter is that of losing precious water. Trees absorb water through their roots absorb little or no water.  And so, if the tree …

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