‘Science and Nature’

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A State You’ll Go Nuts Over

August 21, 2019 4:00 pm

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Aloha! That’s how you say hello – and goodbye – in our next state. Hawai’i is the only state made up completely of islands (over 100). Also, people...

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Michigan Can Keep Cool

August 16, 2019 4:00 pm

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Michigan is that mitten-shaped state that wraps around 4 of the Great Lakes. Its name comes from the Native American Ojibwe word “mishigamaa” meaning “large lake.” There’s no...

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A Perfect 10

August 14, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today our road trip takes us to the only state with a number in its name: Tennessee! This state also has a pretty cool shape. Thanks to its...

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French Fry-daho

August 13, 2019 4:00 pm

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Idaho is called The Gem State, but you can find another great thing in the ground there: potatoes! Idaho grows more potatoes than any other state. Last year,...

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This Place Rocks

August 9, 2019 4:00 pm

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Nevada’s name means “snow-covered.” That’s funny, since it’s the driest state in America! The state gets only about 9 inches of rain all year, though some spots get...

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The Best West

August 7, 2019 4:00 pm

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Today we visit the only U.S. state with “West” in its name: West Virginia! There are no “East” states, but there are two pairs of “North” and “South”...

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A Real Gem Of a State

August 5, 2019 4:00 pm

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Arkansas is a pretty surprising state. First of all, the name doesn’t sound a lot like how it’s spelled. Secondly, there are diamonds in the ground – and...

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Coloradical

August 1, 2019 4:00 pm

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Colorado turns 143 years old today. That’s worth a high five – or a mile-high five! Denver (Colorado’s capital) is nicknamed “The Mile High City” because it is...

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The Saltiest State

July 30, 2019 4:00 pm

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Utah looks like Wyoming took a bite out of it, but this state doesn’t cut corners. Lots of fantastic firsts come from this state, like the TV and...

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The State You Can’t Miss

July 28, 2019 4:00 pm

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If you like to play hide ‘n’ seek, you already know this state’s name. That’s because we count out “One Mississippi, two Mississippi…” to give our friends enough...

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