Can you imagine a volcano erupting so strongly that it’s whole top blows off and falls down?! That’s what happened to Mt Mazama in Oregon. And then it slowly got filled with rain water (it took 740 years!) and now it is the deepest lake in North America and one of the deepest lakes in the world! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
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There are all kinds of crystals – and the idea is a bit complicated. It’s all about how atoms and molecules come together to make very specific shapes. Snowflakes are crystals and so is salt and sugar and ice. And so are a lot of stones and rocks – especially in places that have cool natural awesomeness like Sophie and Sadie are seeing on their trip visiting the US National Parks. Looks like they found a shop that sells crystals […]
Arches National Park in Utah is filled with…arches! Sandstone arches. Sometimes it’s wind that causes natural structures, sometimes water – this time it is salt! This area was once an ocean that evaporated leaving a lot of salt behind. The layers of salt combined with layers of harder and softer sandstone – and some wind and water – to create these arches. The sandstone comes in different colors and Sophie and Sadie are getting to see how the different colors […]
Looks like Sadie has found some family in Saguara National Park in Arizona! The Sonoran Desert is the only place in the world that the Saguara Cactus grows – and they can grow pretty tall (the tallest on record was 78 feet tall)! Cacti (the plural of cactus) come in all shapes and sizes. Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
I can’t blame Sadie for being kind of scared – alligators, crocodiles, snakes! And lots more birds and reptiles and mammals and insects – in fact, while most US National Parks are about preserving beautiful and amazing places, the Everglades in Florida are about preserving an area for all of these beautiful and amazing plants, animals, and insects! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Sophie and Sadie are back in Cleveland for the fireworks! They got an awesome view! The Chinese were the first to invent fireworks over 2000 years ago! And today they are still known for their fireworks – over 90% of the fireworks in the world are made in China. Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Good thing Sophie and Sadie have those flashlights on their helmets – caves can get very dark! Mammoth Cave is a National Park in Kentucky – and it is the longest cave in the world! It have more than 400 miles of cave passages. That would take a long time to get through! The funny thing is, no one has found any Woolly Mammoths in the cave – the name comes from how big some of the openings are! Click […]
Sophie and Sadie are off to Maine! To Acadia National Park – the first national park east of the Mississippi River. Since it is on the Atlantic Ocean, there’s water and land things to do – and a lighthouse! And whales! I’m not sure whether Sadie is waving to Sophie or trying to warn her about the whales…good thing they are friendly! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Sophie and Sadie are off on their adventure of visiting the US National Parks this summer. Do you see them? They are starting off in our own backyard! If you like history combined with biking and hiking, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is for you. The bike path (and a fun passenger train!) go along a part of the Ohio & Erie Canal – and there are also rivers, caves, hills, fall colors, some old homesteads, and more! Click on […]
There is a time to do research and there is a time to head out and take action! Sophie and Sadie are off on their summer adventure visiting the US National Parks. So exciting! We love taking trips. And when you take a trip, you have to pack things to take along…like underwear, for example. And that’s where luggage comes in handy! It comes from the word to lug – which is what people did before someone thought to put […]