40+ Stories and Activities for Kids

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Full Moon Names

July's Full Moon

Sky Watch

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Monthly History Highlights

The Dog Days of Summer

Traditionally, the Dog Days begin on July 3 and last 40 days, ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (“at sunrise”) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. The phrase “Dog Days” conjures up the hottest, most sultry days of summer, although Sirius doesn’t actually affect the weather. Since its rising also coincides with a time of extreme heat, the connection with hot, sultry weather is obvious: “Dog Days bright and clear / indicate a happy year. / But when accompanied by rain, / for better times our hopes are vain.”

July 7, 1981 – Wild July Weather

In a rare July snowstorm, Glacier National Park in Montana received ten inches of snow and had 90 mph winds. Meanwhile, in Colorado, Denver experienced a record high temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit!

Animal Tracks

Animal Groups

Amazing Pet Facts

The African lungfish swims in water, but if the water dries up, it can live on land for about four years, hiding in the soil until it rains again.

Weather Watch

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