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table

A table is a piece of furniture with a flat top and legs.
taco

taco

A taco is a Mexican food that consist of a folded, fried tortilla that contains a mixture of food, usually beans, meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.


tadpole

Tadpoles are baby frogs or toads.


tag

A tag is a label put on something.


taiga

A taiga is a cold woodland or forest with evergreen trees.


tail

Some animals have a tail.


tail

The tail is the rear section of an airpane.

Once upon a time...

tale

Tale is another word for story, a make-belive event.


talk

Talk is one way people communicate, using language. People talk in many different languages.


tall

When someone or something is tall, it has a greater height than the other thing.


taller

When something is taller than something else, it has more height. The boy in the middle is taller than the boy on the left.


tallest

The boy on the right is the tallest of the three.


tally marks

Tally marks are a quick way of keeping track of numbers in groups of five. One vertical line is made for each of the first four numbers; the fifth number is represented by a diagonal line across the previous four.


tambourine

A tambourine is a musical instrument.


tangram

A tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle that can be made into many shapes.


tanker

A tanker is a truck that carries liquids, like milk or gasoline.


tape

Tape is a long, sticky ribbon that is used to fix things or to stick things together.


tape measure

A tape measure is used to measure things.


tapir

A tapir is a plant-eating, hoofed mammal with a small trunk.


tarantula

A tarantula is a large, hairy spider.


target

A target is something you aim at.


tarsier

Tarsiers are small mammals with enormous eyes.
Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian devil

Tasmanian devils are nocturnal (most active at night), meat-eating marsupials from Tasmania, an island off mainland Australia.
Tasmanian tiger

Tasmanian tiger

The Tasmanian tiger was a large, meat-eating marsupial from Tasmania, mainland Australia, and New Guinea. It is probably extinct.


taxi

A taxi is a car with a driver that will take you places in exchange for money. Cab is another word for taxi.


tea

Tea is a drink that is brewed from leaves of a tea plant.


teach

When you teach someone, they can learn something new.


teacher

A teacher is someone who helps you learn.


team

A team is a group of people that work together towards a common goal.


teapot

You can brew tea in a teapot.


tears

Tears come out of our eyes when we cry.


teddy bear

Teddy bears are fun to cuddle.


tee

A tee holds a ball in postion so you can hit it.


telephone

You can talk with people who are far away by using a telephone.


telescope

A telescope is a optical device that makes faraway objects appear closer and larger, allowing us to see distant objects in space.


television

A television is a machine that receives pictures and sounds. People watch and listen to shows on television.


ten

People have ten fingers and ten toes.


Tennessee

Tennessee is a state in the eastern United States of America. Its capital is Nashville.


tennis

Tennis is a sport in which a ball is hit over a net with a racket.


tennis racket

A racket is used to hit a ball or shuttlecock in sports like tennis and badminton.


tent

A tent is a temporary shelter made of fabric.


tepee

A tepee is a house made by some Native Americans.


tern

Terns are birds that are sometimes called "sea swallows."


terrier

Terriers are dogs that were originally bred to drive small animals from their burrows.


test

A test determines if you have learned something or not.


tetrahedron

A tetrahedron is a pyramid formed by four triangles.


Texas

Texas is a very large state in the south central United States of America. Its capital is Austin.


Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday during which people give thanks. In the USA it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The first Thanksgiving in the USA was a feast in 1620 shared by the Pilgrims (who had recently settled Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts) and the Wampanoag Indians, who shared their food. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October.


thermometer

A thermometer is used for telling what the temperature is.


Thescelosaurus

Thescelosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur whose four-chambered, fossilized heart has been found.


thin

The opposite of thin is fat.


think

You can think of amazing things.


third

The third person or item comes after the first and second.
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thirteen

Thirteen is the number after twelve (12) and before fourteen (14).
13 Colonies
Thirteen Colonies

There were thirteen (13) British colonies in eastern North America in the 1700's. They revolted against British rule and eventually became the United States of America.
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thirty

Thirty is the number after twenty-nine (29) and before thirty-one (31).
1,000

thousand

One thousand is a whole number that is equal to 100 times 10.


thread

Thread is used to sew things and to make fabric.


three

A tricycle has three wheels. A triangle has three sides. A Triceratops has three horns. Tri means three!


three-toed sloth

The sloth is a slow-moving mammal that lives hanging upside-down from trees.


thresher shark

The thresher shark has a a greatly-elongated top part of the tail.


throw

When you throw something, you use your arm to send it through the air.


thumb

The thumb is the widest finger on a person's hand. The thumb is next to the pointing finger. All apes (like gorillas and chimps) have thumbs.


thunderstorm

A thunderstorm is a an electrical storm with lightning (flashes of bright light), which creates thunder (very loud sounds).


tic-tac-toe

Tic-tac-toe is a game for two players. The winner has to get three marks in a row.


tickle

Tickling someone can make them laugh.


tie

A tie is a narrow band of fabric tied around the neck.


tiger

Tigers are large, fierce cats that have stripes.
Tiger shark

tiger shark

Tiger sharks are large, fierce sharks that have faint stripes.
tiger swallowtail

tiger swallowtail butterfly

The tiger swallowtail is a butterfly with black and yellow markings, and elongated tails on its hind wings.


time

Time is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years.


timeline

A timeline is a graphic display that shows a series of events that happen in a time period.


time zone

The Earth is divided into 24 time zones so that everyone in the world can be on roughly similar schedules (like having noon when the sun is highest in the sky).


tiny

When someone or something is tiny, it is very small.


tinier

The boy in the middle is tinier than the boy on the right.


tiniest

The boy on the left is the tiniest of the three.


tire

A tire is an air-filled covering for a wheel. Cars, bicycles, and many other vehicles use tires.


toad

Toads are amphibians with poison glands and usually warty skin.


toadstool

A toadstool is a poisonous mushroom.


toaster

A toaster is a machine that heats up slices of bread, making toast.


today

Today is the day it is right now.


toddler

Toddlers are young children.


toe

We have five toes on each foot.


toenail

Toenails grow at the ends of your toes.


together

When people or things are together, they are in the same area.


toilet

Toilets are in bathrooms.


tomato

Tomatoes are soft and tangy; they grow on vines.


tongs

Tongs are a type of simple tool used to pick up things.


tongue

Our tongue helps us eat, taste, and talk.


tongue twister

Tongue twisters are hard to say!


tools

Tools help us do work and make things.


tool box

Tools are stored or carried in a tool box.


tooth

We use our teeth to bite and chew food. Teeth are held in the gums by roots.


toothbrush

You can keep your teeth healthy by using a toothbrush to clean them.


toothpaste

You use toothpaste to clean your teeth.


torch

A torch is a device that carries a flame.


tornado

A tornado is rapidly spinning air that is very dangerous. Tornados are funnel-shaped. If a tornado travels over a body of water, it is called a waterspout.
Torosaurus

Torosaurus

Torosaurus was a large, plant-eating dinosaur with three horns, a huge, bony frill, and a huge skull.


torus

A torus is a doughnut-shaped object.


totem pole

A totem pole is a large, Native American wooden carving representing family history and spirits.


toucan

The toucan is a rainforest bird that has a big, colorful beak.


touch

When two things touch, they are in physical contact with each other.
towel

towel

You can dry things with a towel.


town

A town is a very small city.


tow truck

A tow truck is a strong truck that can pull cars and other trucks when they cannot move.


toys

We play with toys.


Trachodon

Trachodon was a duck-billed, plant-eating dinosaur. It is known only from its fossilized teeth.

tracks

Animals make tracks when they walk or run.


tracks

Trains run along railroad tracks.


tractor

A tractor is a powerful vehicle that can pull a plow or other farm tools.


traffic light

A traffic light directs traffic safely. Green means go, yellow means prepare to stop, and red means stop.


trail

A trail is a rough, unpaved path.


train

A train has an engine that pulls railroad cars along a track.


trapezoid

A trapezoid is a four-sided figure with exactly two parallel sides.


trash can

A trash can holds garbage.


treasure chest

A treasure chest is a lidded, locked box filled with valuables.
tree

tree

A tree is a plant with a trunk, leaves, and roots.


tree rings

By counting the number of tree rings in a tree's trunk, you can tell how old the tree was.


T. rex

T. rex is short for Tyrannosaurus rex. Tyrannosaurus rex was a huge, meat-eating dinosaur that had short arms and two-fingered hands.


triangle

A triangle is a geometric figure that has three sides.


triangle

A triangle is a musical instrument that has a triangular shape.

Triassic period

Dinosaurs and mammals first appeared during the Triassic period, which lasted from 248 million to 208 million years ago.


Triceratops

Triceratops was a large, plant-eating dinosaur that had three horns on its head.


trilobite

Trilobites are extinct, hard-shelled marine animals that lived in the seas millions of years ago.


triplets

Triplets are three siblings (brothers and/or sisters) who are born at the same time.


trombone

The trombone is a long, brass, musical instrument.


trout

The trout is a torpedo-shaped fish that lives in lakes and streams.


truck

A truck is a vehicle that can carry big loads.


trumpet

Your lips vibrate when you play a trumpet.


trunk

An elephant's trunk is its long nose.


trunk

A trunk is the major support of a tree.


trunk

A trunk is a very large traveling case.


trunk

The trunk is the large compartment in the back part of a car.


t-shirt

A t-shirt is a simple shirt without buttons or a collar.


tsunami

A tsunami is a rare, giant series of waves caused by an underwater earthquake or other large-scale, underwater disturbance.


tuatara

The tuatara is an unusual reptile from islands off New Zealand.


tub

A tub is a large container. Tub is also another word for bathtub.


tuba

The tuba is a large, brass, musical instrument.


tube

A tube is a hollow cylinder through which things can move.


tube

Some pastes and gels (like toothpaste) come in tubes.
Tubman
Tubman, Harriet

Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) was an escaped slave who devoted her life to fighting slavery and championing the rights of women. She helped hundreds of other slaves flee to the north to freedom via the Underground Railroad.


tugboat

A tugboat is a sturdy boat that guides large boats in and out of harbors.


tulip

The tulip is a cup-shaped flower.


tuna

The tuna is a very large, bony fish that lives in the ocean. People eat a lot of tuna.


tundra

A tundra is a cold, treeless area; it is the coldest biome.


turkey

Turkeys are large birds that nest on the ground.


turtle

Turtles are slow animals that have a very hard shell.


tutu

Ballerinas sometimes wear tutus when they dance.


TV

TV is a short name for television.
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twelve

Twelve (12) is the number between eleven (11) and thirteen (13). Dozen is another word for twelve.


twenty

Twenty is the number between nineteen and twenty-one. There are twenty (20) apples above.


twig

A twig is a small tree branch.


twins

Twins are two siblings (brothers and/or sisters) who are born at the same time.


twist

When you twist you pivot your body.


twister

Twister is another name for a tornado, a rapidly spinning air that is very dangerous.


two

We have two eyes, two ears, two arms, and two legs.
typewriter

typewriter

The typewriter is a machine that makes letters and numbers on paper when a person hits the keys.


Tyrannosaurus rex

Tyrannosaurus rex was a huge, meat-eating dinosaur that had had short arms and two-fingered hands. It is also called T. rex.


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