Caricatures by Marc Sanchez

 

What do you know about the four people who want to be the next president? Here are some information GLEANED from the candidates’official websites.
What are the issues that are important to you?

Who would you choose if you could vote in this year’s presidential election? Go online at BearEssentialNews.com and cast your vote for president of the United States. After your choice is made, find out who kids would pick to be the next president!

 

Donald Trump, Republican Party...Read more

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Do you know the difference between an asteroid and a meteorite?  According to Livescience.com, an asteroid is a rocky object in space that’s smaller than a planet.

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“Ada Twist, Scientist,” written by Andrea Beatty, is a very clever story. Ada lives with her parents, and everyone is very concerned about Ada because she doesn’t talk. But one day, when she turned 3, she started talking. Mostly she started to ask questions like: Why? Where? Why not? When? How?

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Dr. Hank Hurrass visited Ridgeline Academy to teach summer school students about the Hellcat coil that just became a part of the Guinness Book of World Records. We learned that it took him a year to build the Hellcat coil, and he didn't know whether it would even work. The coil is not a new invention, in fact, it has been around for over a century, one of the many novel creations of inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, who also developed radio and radar waves, fluorescent lights and the AC distribution system used in our homes today. 

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Some of you might not know who Alex Naddour is, but our troop from Queen Creek does. Naddour lives in Queen Creek just like us.

     We were in the middle of earning our "Staying Fit" badge when we heard that Naddour was going to be at the Queen Creek Library before he left for the Olympic Games in Rio. We followed him through the Olympics. He just happened to win a bronze medal on the pommel horse!

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The Apennine Mountains northeast of Rome were rocked by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Aug. 24. Hillside towns crumbled, many medieval structures were leveled, and even buildings that were supposed to be RETROFITTED to withstand an earthquake were destroyed.... Read more

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Just before 4 a.m. earlier this summer, the dark skies over Arizona were dramatically lit up by a visitor from outer space! Fifty-seven miles up in the sky, a big fireball HURTLED through our atmosphere on June 2 and was visible to most of Arizona. At some point, the fireball broke up, putting on a brilliant display of smaller lights as if some sort of fireworks just went off. NASA tracked our super bright visitor, calling it an asteroid that slammed into our atmosphere at about 40,200 mph! Meteorite experts estimate the asteroid was about...Read more

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