Have you ever heard of Alexander Graham Bell? Most of us should thank him—he made the first practical telephone. 

He was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bell died on Aug. 2, 1922. He had two brothers and was a parent of four children. 

Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of becoming a firefighter. My dad has been a firefighter with the Phoenix Fire Department for almost 15 years. He loves his job, and I always have a great time whenever I come to visit him at the station.

Becoming a firefighter is a long process. To get hired, you need to pass a physical, oral and written exam. To pass the physical you need to be in great shape. You also need to become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). Even though college isn’t required, it is very helpful.

Women have made great strides over the last century. March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. 

The Arizona Science Bowl is an exciting STEM competition in Arizona for middle school students. This is a regional event of the National Science Bowl and is sponsored nationwide by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The competition is open to teams from throughout the State of Arizona. Winners of the regional Science Bowl advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

Have you ever wanted to have a houseplant? Gardeners Network named Jan. 10 as Houseplant Appreciation Day. 

“We hereby endeavor to make this a very special day for growing, caring for, and loving houseplants. We want to encourage you to grow and keep houseplants, especially in the winter months. They add warmth and a calming effect,” says the network. 

Baseball is in the air! Matthew Cole Lujan was born in Stockton, California, on Aug. 23, 1988. He is a pitcher for the Sacramento River Cats, a San Francisco Giants minor league baseball team.  

Mattie Lu, as some people like to call him, is also a baseball fundamentals-and baseball specific-speed and strength training coach for budding players in Phoenix, Arizona.   

Mattie Lu’s most memorable moment in baseball was when he pitched against the San Francisco Giants, and his most memorable game was when he pitched in Stockton, California, and struck out 13 players.  

Get ready for some madness—March Madness!

That’s the nickname for the crazy, one-and-done college Division I basketball tourney that determines the top team in the nation. And this year, the men’s Final Four (the semi-final and final rounds) will play in front of enormous crowds right... Read more

Get online NOW, all you logophiles (word nerds)! Two leading dictionary companies have added 1,300 words to their online word references in February.

Merriam-Webster kicked off the trend on Feb. 6 by adding 1,000 new words. And with Love of Reading Month and Read Across America recently... Read more

Don’t pack your bags for a trip just yet, but NASA has discovered seven Earth-sized planets around a single star and they could have liquid water—the key to supporting life as we know it!

NASA scientists said last year they had discovered three planets in the system, but... Read more

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