Learn About Horseback Riding

Horses are wonderful creatures! You may have seen horses featured in a variety of different books, television shows, and films. Did you know that long before cars, trains, and busses people used horses as a common way to travel? People often rode on horseback or as passengers in a horse-pulled carriage.

History of Horseback Riding

People have tamed and trained horses for many purposes. Throughout the history of the world, people have trained horses to use them as a way to take people from one place to another.

As early as 4,000 years ago, people who lived in central...

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A Kid's Guide to Making Compost at Home

What Is Composting? How to Try It at Home

Did you know that some of the scraps left over from lunches and cooking aren’t really garbage? Some waste can be turned into healthy, nutritious soil for plants. This is done by composting, and you can try it for yourself.

What Is Compost?

Compost is a type of fertilizer for plants. It’s made of organic materials, which means parts of other living things. Bacteria feed on these scraps and help break them down. When they’ve done their work, the compost no longer looks like plants. Instead, it looks like moist, dark...

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Unusual and Usable Items That Come from the Sea


The sea provides people with a lot of food. Our oceans are full of fish, lobsters, crabs, and other edible goodies. But what about some of the more unusual things that come from the sea? There are actually a lot of items from the world’s oceans that are used by humans every day for things besides food. Here’s a quick list of some of the more unusual sea products.

Sea Products That Look Pretty There are lots of unusual items that come from the sea and are popular with people just because they look pretty. Precious stones and...

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Five Tips to Make a Road Trip More Fun

Does your family take a vacation together? If you do, you’re not alone. Two out of every five grown-ups are planning to take their family on vacation this year. Half of those families will make their trips by car.

That’s probably because driving is cheaper than flying. It’s also slower. Spending hours in a car can get boring, but there are plenty of ways to make a road trip more fun. Try these tips to make sure your next vacation is great, even when you’re stuck in the back seat.

1. Bring Something to Read You can pack a...

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