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Aardvarks are large African mammals that eat ants. The name means "Earth pig."
An abacus is an ancient device used for arithmetic calculations.
Above means over or higher. The cloud is above the mountain.
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word. Some common abbreviations are: St. (street), Ave. (avenue), km (kilometer), and UK (United Kingdom).
Acid rain is polluted and is harmful to the environment.
The acorn is the nut of an oak tree.
Acrocanthosaurus was huge, spine-backed, meat-eating dinosaur.
An acronym is a pronounceable word that is formed using the first letters in a phrase (sometimes other parts of the words are used). Some acronyms are: RAM (which is short for "Random Access Memory") and NIMBY (which is short for "Not In My BackYard").
When you act, you do something or perform a role.
An actor is someone who performs a role in a play or a movie.
An acute angle is less than 90 degrees.
|"Haste makes waste."
An adage is a short saying that tells a commonly-known truth.
John Adams (1735-1826) was the second President of the USA, serving from 1797 to 1801.
Addition is the adding of numbers to get their sum.
An address lists where someone lives or works. On a piece of mail, an address tells the Post Office where to bring a letter or package.
An adjective is a word that describes a person, place or thing.
Adults are grown-up women and men.
An adverb is a word that tells "how," "when," "where," or "how much". Some adverbs are: easily, warmly, quickly, mainly, freely, often, and unfortunately.
When you're afraid, you are scared or frightened.
Africa is the second biggest continent. It is in the Southern Hemisphere and is bordered by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the many countries in Africa are Algeria, Egypt, Ethopia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zaire, and Zimbabwe.
The African elephant is the biggest land animal. It has large ears and a long trunk.
The African penguin is a small, flightless bird that lives on islands off the coast of southern Africa.
African wild cat
The African wild cat is a fierce cat and a fast hunters.
African wild dog
The African wild dog hunts in packs in Africa.
The agouti is a large, short-tailed rodent from rainforests in the Americas.
Ailerons are the outer flaps on the rear surface of the wings of an airpane. Ailerons are used to keep the airplane from rollling from side to side.
The Earth is surrounded by air. Many animals breathe air.
The Airedale terrier is a dog that was originally bred in England.
Airplanes are vehicles that fly in the sky.
Something that is ajar is partly open. The door above is ajar.
Alabama is a state in the southern United States of America. Its capital is Montgomery.
The Alamo is an old Spanish mission located in San Antonio, Texas.
Alamosaurus was a huge, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur that had a whip-like tail. Fossils have been found in Texas.
Alaska is the 49th state of the United States of America. Its capital is Juneau.
The Alaskan malamute is a powerful sled dog from Alaska.
The albatross is web-footed bird that can fly for a long period of time. Whe something is called an albatross, it means that it is burden.
Albertosaurus was a large, meat-eating dinosaur, related to T. Rex.
When things are alike they look the same.
All of an item includes the entire item. All of a group includes the entire group. For example, all of the apples above are red.
An alley is a narrow road between buildings.
Alligators are large reptiles that have huge jaws and large teeth.
Alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. "Slithering snake" is an alliteration because both words start with the "s" sound. "Notable knight" is an alliteration because both words start with the "n" sound (even though they start with different letters).
Allosaurus was a huge, meat-eating dinosaur.
An almond is a type of nut.
The alpaca is a South American mammal related to and smaller than the llama.
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There are 26 letters in the alphabet.
Amber is a yellowish, hardened tree resin.
An ambulance takes sick people to the hospital.
The United States of America is a country in North America. There are 50 states in the United States of America.
American Sign Language
Some deaf people use American Sign Language to communicate.
Amethyst is a purple gemstone.
An amoeba is a tiny, one-celled animal. Amoeba is also spelled ameba.
An ampersand is a symbol that means "and."
Amphibians are animals that live in the water during their early life, but usually live on land as adults. They include frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and others.
The anaconda is a huge, South American snake.
An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word. For example, spot is an anagram of post.
Anatomy is a science that studies the body.
An anchor is a heavy metal device that holds a ship in place.
An angel embodies goodness.
Angelfish are brightly-colored fish that live in warm water.
Angelsharks are sharks that have flat bodies and live on the ocean floor.
An angle is the amount of rotation it would take to put one intersecting line on top of another.
When you are angry, you are very mad.
Animals are a type of living organism. You can see lots of different animals at the zoo.
Animals make tracks in the ground when they walk or run.
The ankle is the joint between your foot and leg.
Ankylosaurus was a plant-eating, armored dinosaur.
Ants are small, social insects that are found worldwide.
Antarctica is an icy continent around the South Pole.
Anteaters are ant-eating mammals that have a very long snout (it is used to obtain ants). They are from South and Central America.
Antelopes are graceful mammals with beautiful horns.
Anthony, Susan B.
Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) campaigned for women's rights in the USA, including the right to vote.
Antlers are hard, branch-like growths on the head of some mammals- they are shed yearly. Many animals, like reindeer, have antlers.
Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Some antonyms include: happy/sad, big/small, up/down, stop/go, wet/dry, long/short, loose/tight.
Apatosaurus was a huge, plant-eating dinosaur. It used to be called Brontosaurus.
Apes are a type of mammal. Chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, gorillas, and people are apes.
An apostrophe is a symbol that indicates that some letters have been omitted from a word (for example, "do not" can be written as the contraction "don't"). Apostrophes are also used to show possession (for example, Jane's doll means a doll belonging to Jane).
An apple is a juicy fruit that grows on an apple tree.
Johnny Appleseed was a legendary man who planted apple trees through the USA. His real name was John Chapman, but he was called Johnny Appleseed because of his love for growing apple trees.
An apple tree is a fruit tree that produces apples.
An apricot is a tart fruit with a thin, orange skin and a hard pit.
April is the fourth month of the year.
An apron protects clothing from getting dirty.
You can look at fish in an aquarium.
Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages tree planting and tree care. In the USA, Arbor Day is usually celebrated on the last Friday in April.
Arachnids are animals that have eight jointed legs, an exoskeleton, and a two-part body. Spiders, scorpions, and ticks are arachnids.
An arch is a curved opening.
Archelon was a marine turtle that was the size of a car. It lived during the time of the dinosaurs.
An archer shoots an arrow with a bow.
An archipelago is a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean.
The Arctic is the area surrounding the North Pole of the Earth. The Arctic is covered by the Arctic Ocean, some of which is covered by a thick layer of ice.
Animals that live in the Arctic have adapted to withstand very cold temperatures.
This white hare lives in the Arctic and has huge hindfeet.
The Arctic Ocean is the ocean that covers the North Pole and surrounding areas.
The Arctic tern is a small bird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year.
Arctic wolves are meat-eaters that live in northern Canada.
Arithmetic is the study of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Arizona is a state in the southwestern United States of America. Its capital is Phoenix.
Arkansas is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Little Rock.
You can carry things in your arms.
An armadillo is a small, burrowing, armored mammal.
An armchair is a chair with arms.
Neil Alden Armstrong (1930- ) was the first person to walk on the moon. He piloted NASA's Apollo 11 mission, which landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
An army is a unified group of people who are trained to fight on land.
When something is around something, it is near or close to it.
Arrows are long and have a sharp point.
A work of art can be a drawing, painting, sculpture, music, dance, photograph, or other form of expression.
You can see works of art at an art gallery.
The artichoke is a spiny, green vegetable.
|the, a, an
An article is a word that introduces a noun and also limits or clarifies it. In English, the indefinite articles are: a and an; the definite article is the.
An artist creates works of art.
Asia is the biggest continent. It is in the Northern Hemisphere and borders Europe. Some of the countries in Asia include China, Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Laos, Japan, Myanmar, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Thailand, and part of Russia.
When you are asleep you are not awake.
Assassin bugs are a type of insect that eats other insects.
Asteroids are tiny planets; most asteroids orbit between Mars and Jupiter.
The asteroid belt is a doughnut-shaped concentration of asteroids that orbit the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
An astronaut travels into space to explore or perform tasks.
Astronomers are people who study astronomy and learn about objects in the universe, including stars and planets.
Astronomy is the science that studies the universe.
Someone who is good at a sport is an athlete.
The Atlantic Ocean is a large body of salt water that separates the Americas from Europe and Africa. It is the second largest ocean.
The atmosphere is the gas that surrounds a planet.
An atoll is a ring (or partial ring) of coral that forms an island in an ocean or sea.
Everything is made up of tiny atoms.
The @ on keyboards and in email addresses is called the "at sign." You can write one easily by writing a lower case a, then continuing to draw an almost-complete circle around the a.
August is the eighth month of the year.
An aurora is beautiful lights in the near-polar sky. Auroras are also called northern lights.
Australia is a continent, a country and an island! It is surrounded by the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The capital of Australia is Canberra.
An automobile is a car.
Autumn is the season between summer and winter. Another name for autumn is fall.
An avenue is a wide street.
Avimimus was a bird-like dinosaur that ate meat and had a long beak.
The avocado is an oily, green fruit; it is sometimes called the alligator pear. Avocados grow on trees in warm areas.
When you are awake, you are not asleep.
An award is something you get for winning or doing well at something.
An awl is a long, sharp tool used to make small holes in things.
(also spelled axe) An ax is a sharp, metal tool with a handle that is useful for chopping wood.
The aye-aye is an unusual, nocturnal primate (a type of mammal) that lives in Madagascar (an island off the coast of Africa).
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