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Welcome January! It's a Happy New Year in the North Carolina Triangle! The beginning of the new year is a time when people often make resolutions to change something or do something better. Are you making New Year’s resolutions? Write down some simple things you can do to make this a great year! (Use the list on page 7 to get started.) This month we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Join in a free children's event in celebration of Dr. King's Birthday at Northgate Mall in Durham on January 18th, featuring Senator Floyd B. McKissick, Jr. In this issue we'll learn about Calvin Lion and the "Mixed Pride" at the Conservators Center near Burlington, North Carolina, where a group of rescued baby tigers and baby lions have grown up together in a mixed pride. You can meet Calvin Lion and his friends, and many other kinds of amazing animals by scheduling a tour at the Conservators Center. Read about America's top young scientists and their amazing inventions and ideas (pages 7 - 8), and learn how you can enter the 3M Discovery Young Scientist Challenge! Cold blustery days are perfect for a visit to Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, family events at Northgate Mall in Durham, and visits to local art museums. Parents and teachers can check out the ChillKids calendar every month (page 13) and visit www.ChillKids.com for more ideas for fun educational family outings in the North Carolina Triangle. Learn about penguins and have fun completing the monthly Kids Across, Parents Down crossword puzzle (on the back cover) with a parent, grandparent or teacher. Have a joyful January!

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Black Holes and Dark Matter, Working Together - By Katie McKissick,, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dark matter is very mysterious. It makes up 27 percent of our whole universe, but we know very little about it. We can’t measure

it directly. It doesn’t give off light or absorb it. We do know it has gravity, though, because we can see its pull on things like stars and galaxies.

Black holes are also very mysterious. A black hole is an area of such

immense gravity that nothing—not even light—can escape from it. Black holes can form at the end of some stars’ lives. The gravity holding the star together overwhelms the pressure of the hot gas, and it collapses in on itself producing a magnificent explosion. Some of the material from the star escapes in the explosion, while the rest, many times the mass of our sun, falls into an infinitely small point but keeps the same amount of gravity.

Scientists want to know more about dark matter and black holes, but they’re very hard to study. In a strange twist, the best way to learn about dark matter and black holes may be watching both of them at the same time. Scientists think that dark matter is probably made of tiny things called weakly interacting massive particles, which some call WIMPS for short. They hardly ever run into each other in wide-open outer space. But

things get crowded around the gravitational pull of a black hole. There, it’s much more likely that WIMPS could smash into each other. This is called annihilation. When it happens, WIMPS can release a burst of energy in the form of gamma rays. These are extremely high-energy rays, a thousand times more powerful than X-rays. Some of those gamma rays could escape the area around the black hole. They could make it all the way to us, and we could see them with our telescopes.

This image shows the gamma-ray signal from the computer simulation of annihilations of dark matter particles. Lighter colors show higher energies. The highest-energy gamma rays come from the center of the crescent shape on the left, closest to the black hole's equator and event horizon. The gamma rays with the greatest chances of escape are on the side of the black hole that spins toward us. Such lopsided emission is typical for a rotating black hole. Credits: NASA Goddard/Jeremy Schnittman.

Right now, this is an idea based on computer simulations and lots of math. But if it turns out we can watch black holes and dark matter interact, we could learn a lot about both of these mysterious astronomical oddities. Who would have ever thought that combining two mysteries could lead to new answers? Find out more about dark matter (and dark energy!) by visiting NASA Space Place: spaceplace.nasa.gov/dark-matter.

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Meet Calvin Lion Leader of the Mixed Pride at the Conservators Center Calvin Lion is the leader of the Mixed Pride, a group of lions and tigers who have lived together since they were babies at the Conservators Center near Burlington, NC.

Above: Calvin Lion at the Tree Toss in December 2015. Photo: Stephanie Butzer.

Calvin was born on September 18, 2004 at the Conservators Center … along with fifteen other babies all in the same month, when their mothers were rescued by the Conservators Center. Sounds like an interesting story, doesn’t it? Most zoos and conservancies take very good care of their animals, but sadly, there are a few that break the rules. In 2004, the Conservators Center received a call about a breeding facility in Ohio that was treating its cats (lions and tigers) very badly, and the government said they had to close. Fourteen lions and tigers needed a new home immediately, but that’s a LOT of new cats! Caring for just one lion or tiger takes a huge amount of time, money, and effort. Who could possibly take so many? Regal Calvin Lion. Photo: Kim Pernicka

The staff at the Conservators Center agreed to do whatever it took to make sure these abused animals got a good home. The fourteen lions and tigers were transported to North Carolina, but another surprise was waiting just a few months later. Five of the females were pregnant when they arrived, and they had fifteen cubs! That’s a LOT of babies! Calvin and his sisters, Savik and Katrina, grew up playing with all the other babies. However, they befriended two other cats in particular—Freya and Wic Tiger. Tigers and lions never live together in the wild, but they didn’t know that. The five saw past the stripes and manes and considered themselves siblings. When they were old enough, the Conservators Center gave them their own habitat all to themselves. Hence, the Mixed Pride! Calvin leads this uncommon group of cats, but he doesn’t pay a whole lot of attention to his leadership roles. He’s very laid-back, except when it comes to chicken dinner. Staff had to start feeding him in a separate part of the enclosure when he started sneaking up and stealing his sisters’ dinners out from under them! Best Friends: Wic Tiger and Calvin Lion at the Conservators Center. Photo: Chariot Creative.

Wic and Calvin are best friends, although they have very different opinions as to how the pool should be used (Wic says swimming, Calvin says drinking). With his beautiful blond mane, Calvin can be very photogenic as long as he has assumed a majestic pose instead of the undignified upside-down position he often favors! Come visit Calvin and all of his friends at the Conservators Center soon! Visit www.conservatorscenter.org for more information. - By Kasey Thornton, Communications Supervisor at the Conservators' Center

Calvin and his sisters are part of a "mixed pride" of rescued lions and tigers. Photo: Kim Pyne

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions Happy 2016! It’s a brand-new year! Many people start the year fresh with new goals for a new year by making New Year’s resolutions. A resolution is simply a decision to do something, create something, improve something, or to make something happen. A New Year’s resolution usually involves some type of positive selfimprovement. It is thought that the tradition of beginning the new year with resolutions dates back to 153 B.C. in Rome. Janus was a mythological king of early Rome. He had two faces, one looking towards the past, and one facing forward to the future. The Romans named the first month of the year “January” after Janus, the mythological god of beginnings. A New Year’s resolution could be something as simple as saying, “This year, I will drink more water, and skip the soft drinks.” Or “This year, I will be kinder to my sister(s), brother(s), classmates and friends.”

• I will eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. • I will take care of my body through physical activity and choosing healthy foods. • I will do my best to complete my homework neatly, carefully, and on time, and I will ask for help if I don't understand something. • Family goals: I will help out in my community by volunteering, working with community groups, and helping others. Here are some more ideas for resolutions to make this a great new year: • This year I will make my bed every morning, and ask how I can help out more at home and at school. • I will find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity that I like for exercise, and get out and play at least three times a week.

The key is that you have to work at your resolutions to make them actually happen! Then be sure to review your resolutions and goals during the year, and add some new ones each month! Setting goals is a great habit to practice and develop throughout the year. Think about how great it will feel to begin to achieve your goals, and especially how good it feels when you do more to help others.

To get started on your New Year’s resolutions, complete the sentences below (or write your resolutions in a notebook or journal). This year I resolve to . . . improve myself by do better at school by help more at home by help more at school by help others by show kindness by


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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18, 2016 We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18th this year. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American minister and leader in the Civil Rights Movement to ensure equality for all people in the United States. Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to a crowd of 200,000 people in 1963. He was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1964, at the age of 35. (He was the youngest person to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy lives on today, and the third Monday of every January is a national holiday to honor his life and his legacy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” As we begin the new year this January, we can honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by resolving to do more for others at school, at home, and in our community.

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America's Top Young Scientists 2015 What's YOUR Big Idea? Big Thinkers can win $25,000 in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Hannah Herbst of Boca Raton, Florida was named America’s Top Young Scientist 2015 in the Nation’s premier middle school science competition, and received a $25,000 award. Her prototype provides power from ocean currents.

Discovery Education and 3M have named 15 year-old Hannah Herbst from Boca Raton, Fla. the winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Herbst created an energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries by using untapped energy from ocean currents.

The remaining nine finalists also received a variety of prizes from Discovery Education and 3M. The second, third and fourth place winners each received a $1,000 prize and a student adventure trip to a destination such as Costa Rica.

Hannah's innovation was inspired by her desire to help her 9-year-old pen pal living in Ethiopia who lacks a reliable source of power and electricity.

Raghav Ganesh from San Jose, California, an eighth grader at Cupertino Union School District’s Joaquin Miller Middle School, who received second place for his innovation that helps monitor physiological and environmental factors that can trigger stress in those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Herbst’s scientific thinking reflected the competition’s goal of applying science to everyday life, creating a solution that will improve lives and strengthen communities around the globe. Herbst, (now a ninth grader) from Florida Atlantic University High School, competed alongside nine other middle school finalists during a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as well as the $25,000 cash prize. During the past summer, Herbst and the other nine finalists had the exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist to develop their personal inventions as part of a unique summer mentorship program. Herbst was paired with Jeffrey Emslander, a 3M corporate scientist whose research and patents have helped 3M reduce emissions to the environment and use less energy in the making of products. Each of the students collaborated with some of 3M’s top scientists, who provided guidance as they worked through the scientific method to advance their ideas from a theoretical concept into an actual prototype. Together, the mentors and finalists shared their passion for science, reviewed the scientific process and worked virtually through pre-assigned objectives, with resources and support provided by Discovery Education and 3M.

These extraordinary students are:

Amulya Garimella from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a seventh grader at Fox Chapel Area School District’s Dorseyville Middle School, received third place for her distraction-monitoring prototype that alerts the user of distraction by measuring EEG brainwaves. Iris Gupta from North Potomac, Maryland, a seventh grader at Montgomery County Public School’s Robert Frost Middle School, received fourth place for her innovation that seeks to stop allergies at the source through inhaling or injecting nanoparticles that block allergy-triggering particles. The fifth through tenth place winners also each received a $1,000 prize and a $500 gift card from Discovery Experience Since its inception, the Young Scientist Challenge has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in student scholarships and prizes, paired students with world-renowned scientists to give them real-world insights and delivered muchneeded science resources to millions of students, teachers and families across the country. Previous winners have met the President of the United States, addressed members of Congress, worked with the nation’s top scientists and been featured in Forbes magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list. For more information on the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and to learn more about this year’s finalists, visit www.YoungScientistChallenge.com.

During the final competition, the finalists shared their completed inventions with a panel of judges, including Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist and star of Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science. In addition to presenting their prototypes, the ten finalists competed in two additional challenges: 1) combining multiple 3M technologies to yield new solutions; and 2) building a simple machine using science and engineering principles. “The Young Scientist Challenge empowers students with the tools and experiences they need to apply science and their critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems,” said Bill Goodwyn, president and CEO, Discovery Education. “We are proud to stand alongside 3M in their efforts to advance STEM education through this unique project-based learning opportunity that celebrates the next generation of innovators, creators, engineers and scientists. We congratulate Hannah Herbst and the rest of this year’s finalists for their innovation and the inspiration they provide middle school students everywhere.”

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Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (cont.)

Calling all Middle School students (Grades 5 - 8)! The 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is open for entries through April 20, 2016. The 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries! Through April 20, 2016 students in grades 5-8 can share their solution to solve a realworld problem for the exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist, win up to $25,000, and the chance to be named “America’s Top Young Scientist”. Other prizes include: • The opportunity to attend a taping of a Discovery Network show • A trip to 3M’s World Headquarters in St. Paul, MN. • A technology prize pack valued at more than $250 Register today at www.YoungScientistChallenge.com/enter and get brainstorming ideas ranging from how we communicate, to how we make a difference. Young Scientists can share their innovative solution to solve a real-world problem for the chance to work one-on-one with a 3M Scientist and win up to $25,000! Images courtesy Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

Hannah Herbst's Ocean Energy Probe aims to provide a stable power source and fresh water to developing countries around the globe by using untapped energy from ocean currents. The energy is stored in a generator, and then can be harnessed for many uses, including the desalinization (removing salt from the water). Hannah entered the Young Scientist Challenge because she wants to try to make her dream of global access to fresh water, by making her Ocean Energy Probe a reality.

Above: 2015 winner Hannah Herbst demonstrates her Ocean Energy Probe innovation.

Hannah earned the title "America's 2015 Top Young Scientist" and received $25,000 as the 2015 winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

10 Reasons YOU Should Participate in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (Grades 5 - 8): 1. The grand prize is $25,000 and an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime trip!

6. Finalists present their video competition ideas to a distinguished panel of judges.

2. Finalists get to work one-on-one with renowned 3M scientists – a mentoring experience they’ll never forget.

7. No textbooks! This is original, outside-the-box dreaming, planning and innovating.

Visit www.YoungScientistChallenge.com for more information.

3. Friendship! Lots of competitors and finalists share a passion for science activities.

8. Finalists travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, and tour exclusive labs of 3M headquarters.

Ask a parent to help you register today at www.YoungScientistChallenge.com/enter and let the brainstorm begin!

4. Learning goes way beyond classroom walls and into the real world of innovating.

9. Being part of the science community is fun. Plus, this video competition is one science activity that makes a big impact on college résumés and essays.

Complete your student profile and upload your video entry by April 20, 2016.

5. Competitors’ ideas and innovations can make a real difference in the world!

10. You could be (drum roll, please)… America’s next Top Young Scientist!

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Amazing Penguins!

Each year on January 20th, Penguin Awareness Day is celebrated in honor of the quirky, flightless bird found mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. On April 25 each year, people globally celebrate World Penguin Day, which marks the annual northward migration of penguins. Both holidays are a great opportunity to learn more about these fascinating swimming birds. On the back cover of this magazine, you can test your penguin knowledge by completing the Kids Across, Parents Down crossword puzzle ("It's a Penguin Party") with a parent or teacher. Did you know that there are 17 different species of penguins? Penguins are found on every continent in the southern hemisphere. Most penguins live in Antarctica, while others live on the shores of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, on the coasts of South America, and on the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific. The Emperor penguin is the largest penguin species. Emperor penguins grow to be four feet tall and weigh up to 60 pounds. Emperor penguins live in the Antarctic, and they make a long journey to their breeding grounds, called rookeries, on sea ice near the Antarctic shore. The female Emperor penguin lays one egg, and the male penguin tucks the egg between his legs on top of his feet, under a flap of his belly. The male keeps the egg warm until it hatches, which takes about 64 days. He is very careful not to drop the egg. The male Emperor penguins huddle together to keep warm. Temperatures are as low as -70ºF! While the male Emperor penguin takes care of the egg, the mother makes the long journey back to the sea to find food. When she returns, it is time for the baby to hatch, or it may have already hatched by the time the mother penguin returns. Then the male penguin heads for the sea to eat. He has fasted (had no food) while keeping the egg warm for more than two months!

Some of the other penguin species can lay more than one egg. For example, the Adélie penguin lays one or two eggs. Before laying the eggs, the female and male Adélie penguins make a nest by gathering stones in their beaks and making them into a pile. Like the Emperor penguin, the male Adélie penguin guards the nest while the female journeys to the sea to find food. The female returns after two weeks and then changes places with the male, taking her spot on the nest. They will switch places one more time, before the baby penguins hatch from the eggs. Male and female adult Adélie penguins look alike; they both have a black tail that looks like a tuxedo! Penguins are birds, but they don’t fly in the air. They spend most of their life "flying" under water! They can swim at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Their wings are flippers, which help them dive. They can dive 30 feet underwater before returning to the surface of the sea. Sometimes, they come out of the sea with such speed and power that they soar into the air, like porpoises. When they are on land, penguins stand up like a person and waddle around. Sometimes they lay on their bellies and use their flippers and feet like oars to row around on the ice — this is called tobogganing.

To learn more, families may enjoy watching documentary movies about penguins, including The March of the Penguins (2005), and Adventures of the An Emperor penguin keeping his baby warm. Penguin King (2013).

Penguins in Antarctica have black backs and white stomachs, which helps them regulate their body temperature. When they are cold, they face their backs toward the sun to help warm themselves; if they feel warm they turn their white stomachs toward the sun, which reflects the heat and helps them cool down. Many antarctic fish and sea creatures have a special kind of protein in their blood that acts as a kind of antifreeze to prevent them from freezing! A group of Adélie penguins in Antarctica. Images: Creative Commons.

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    






 

      


4 2+7





 10

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ODD/EVEN Dot-to-Dot Instructions Connect the ODD numbers only (1-29) (numbers with a triangle symbol) and connect EVEN numbers only (2 - 168) (numbers with a square symbol).

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JANUARY 2016 Flick Picks Norm of the North

Kung Fu Panda 3

(In Theaters: January 15, 2016)

(In Theaters: January 29, 2016)

The animated family film Norm of the North tells the story of a polar bear named Norm and his three Arctic lemming buddies, who leave their polar home in search of solutions when their home is threatened by human tourists planning to build condos there.

One of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. Get ready for the return of Jack Black as Po and his team of Kung Fu pandas. There are all new adventures and a supernatural villain that will require Po and an entire village of his panda friends to defeat.

Norm and the lemmings wind up in New York City, where they experience the adventure of their lives. Norm begins a new life as a performing corporate mascot, until he discovers that his new employers are directly responsible for the destruction of his polar home. Actor Rob Schneider voices Norm, a polar bear of many words. Norm of the North voice actors include Ken Jeong as Mr. Greene , and Heather Graham as Mr. Greene's assistant, Vera. Rated PG. (1 hr. 26 min.) Lionsgate and Splash Entertainment.

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When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the father and son travel to a secret panda paradise to meet memorable and hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy friends to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! Rated PG. (1 hour, 35 min.) DreamWorks Animation, Oriental DreamWorks, China Film Co.

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That’s easy. LEDs use less energy, last longer and are more durable than traditional bulbs. LED bulbs are also versatile, which means they can be used for a lot of different stuff. Today, LEDs can be found in everything from TVs to traffic lights!

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Many of today’s LED bulbs are between six to seven times more energy efficient than regular bulbs. That’s because regular bulbs release most of their energy as heat, while LEDs release barely any heat at all.

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By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups!

Kids Across

1. It's what squid and krill (sea creatures that look like shrimp) are to a hungry penguin 3. A penguin's short, hard ____, which he uses as paddles, make him a super swimmer 6. Big bird: With a name that is fit for a king, Antarctica's _____ penguin is the largest of them all 8. The Pittsburgh Penguins push the puck across the ice in this pro sports league (abbr.) 10. Blubber is the thick layer of ___ that keeps penguins (and whales) warm 12. Most penguins are shaped a little like ____ pins 14. Penguins live in freezing cold weather, but they hardly ever get ___ (After all, have you ever seen one sneeze?) 15. A penguin's frosty float which allows him to walk on water 17. "_____ Feet" is a movie about Mumble, a penguin who couldn't sing very well, but he sure could dance

18. All together now: When penguins huddle, their dark _____ absorb heat from the sun to help them keep warm 20. Penguin babies (and baby turkeys) are called _____ 21. A penguin is a ___ that cannot fly (Many years ago, when their 3A were wings, they could soar through the sky) 22. Penguins (like people) are ____-blooded animals 23. Could you all please keep it down?!: With all of that honking and squawking and, penguins can be ___.

Parents Down

5. 7.

9. 11. 12. 13.

1. Dive for dinner (or what a penguin hopes to catch when he does) 2. Number of eggs a mother 6A penguin lays each time 3. Webbed ones make swimming a simple feat 4. Penguin's acrobatic act: To leap out of the water, make an arc and plunge back in

16. 19.

(or a dolphin's cousin who always seems to be smiling) What penguins will do to anchovies that many pizza lovers won't Fans flocked to this 2014 animated, spy-fi comedy about a bird colony named for an island off the coast of Africa: "The Penguins of ____" Arctic hospitality: Almost all penguins hail from the Southern _____ What penguin chicks do when they come out of their eggs. On the express: Body part on which a penguin slides Color of a penguin's 12D that makes it almost invisible to predators from below when it's swimming Equipped with barbs, penguins' ____ help them get a grip on a good meal You guessed it: Location of the black marking on the chinstrap penguin that makes him look a kris@kapd.com bit like a British bobby

It's a Penguin Party!

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