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Vietnam Educator's Guide Activity: Holidays

What was once a harvest celebration in Vietnam has now become a holiday celebrating children, with toys, masks, and lanterns. Investigate the changing nature of holidays.

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What Is Tradition? Vietnam

Altars decorated to welcome ancestors home for the New Year, a Mid-Autumn Festival where kids parade through their neighborhoods in masks and receive toys ... take a look at Vietnamese traditions, past and present.

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Physics Books

Meet one of the world's most influential scientists. Construct a compass and a flashlight. Find out how to pop through a wormhole. And further explore physics with these 10 kid-friendly titles.

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Nobody's Perfect

Perfection certainly wasn't something to strive for, according to Einstein. In fact, he believed that messing up was a part of being successful—an idea that, itself, has proven relevance.

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Vietnam Book List

Extend your journey of body, mind, and spirit with this list of recommended books. There are kid-friendly titles along with great reads for high school students and adults.

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Space and Time

Do you know how to describe where you are in the fourth dimension? Or what it would take to turn a rabbit into a black hole? Explore the fascinating nature of space and time.

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My Fish-Shaped Home: A History of Changes

Did you know that Long Island was once part of a chain of volcanoes? Or that it was part of the tropics—and faced south? Step back in time with this seventh-grader for a look at the forces that shaped this giant sandbar.

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When Disaster Strikes

An earthquake prediction when she was young peaked the interest of this eighth-grader from Michigan. While the earthquake never occurred, her fascination continues to this day.

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Mars: Past, Present, Future

In the early 1900s, some astronomers believed that the color contrasts on Mars' surface were great oceans. Today we know they are huge dust storms. Track how our knowledge of Mars has changed with this seventh-grader.

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