Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales
When you think of whales, do you think of Shamu, the black and white orca whale at Sea World? Or, perhaps you think of the huge whale that swallowed Pinocchio in the Disney movie. Both images are correct. There are two types of whales: toothed whales and baleen whales. Most whales have...

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales

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Manatees – The Sea Cows

Manatees – The Sea Cows
What’s brown and grey and looks like a floating baked potato? Manatees. Manatees are gentle, slow-moving water mammals sometimes known as sea...

Manatees – The Sea Cows

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Walruses – How They Differ From Seals

Walruses – How They Differ From Seals
What’s the difference between walruses and seals? Both animals are expert swimmers and hunters. Both live in cold waters and both have thick layers of blubber to keep them...

Walruses – How They Differ From Seals

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Seals – The Perfect Swimmer

Seals – The Perfect Swimmer
When you think of a seal, you might think of the animals that perform tricks at water amusement parks, but these animals are usually sea lions, not seals. Sea lions have large front flippers which help them get around on land, while seals are slow and awkward. Seals are definitely made for...

Seals – The Perfect Swimmer

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Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals

Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals
Remember the ballerina hippos in the Disney movie, “Fantasia?” They were agile and adorable. In real life, though, hippos are slow, lumbering animals. They can run for short distances, but they prefer to spend most of the day floating in

Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals

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Zebras in Africa

Zebras in Africa
What’s black and white striped all over? Zebras, of course! Scientists aren’t sure why zebras have stripes, but they believe the stripes might camouflage zebras from predators. Some scientists think the stripes keep

Zebras in Africa

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Wild Horses – How They Evolved From Early Horses

Wild Horses – How They Evolved From Early Horses
If you've seen the movie, “Spirit,” you know that cowboys and settlers captured wild horses and tamed them. But wild horses, or mustangs, still roam parts of America today. When Spanish

Wild Horses – How They Evolved From Early Horses

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Ibex – Do Ibex Have Magical Powers?

Ibex – Do Ibex Have Magical Powers?
A few hundred years ago, Europeans thought the ibex had magical powers. It does look a little like a unicorn with its long curving horns, but this animal is no myth. Ibex live in southern Europe and northern

Ibex – Do Ibex Have Magical Powers?

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Musk Oxen – All You Need To Know

Musk Oxen – All You Need To Know
Musk oxen look a little like a dust mop with feet. These arctic animals have thick hair that grows 2 feet long and almost touches the ground. This hair keeps musk ox warm during cold, fierce winters. Musk oxen live in

Musk Oxen – All You Need To Know

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Bighorn Sheep – The Mountain Sheep

Bighorn Sheep – The Mountain Sheep
Visit the Rocky Mountains in the fall and you might hear some awesome crashing noises. These noises aren’t rocks falling, but bighorn sheep fighting. Males have huge, curled horns that can weigh up to 30 pounds. During mating season, the males, or rams, run at each other and butt their heads...

Bighorn Sheep – The Mountain Sheep

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Antelope – The Bovine Family

Antelope – The Bovine Family
Antelope are in the bovine family. They are related to cows, sheep and goats. More than 90 species of antelope live in

Antelope – The Bovine Family

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Cattle Family – Moo

Cattle Family – Moo
You probably know all about the cows, sheep and goats that live on farms. But did you know that there are wild cows, sheep and goats living throughout

Cattle Family – Moo

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Camels – The Big and Awkward Desert Animals

Camels – The Big and Awkward Desert Animals
What animal carries a refrigerator on its back? The camel. Well, not exactly, but a camel’s humps do store fat, which the camel uses for energy when

Camels – The Big and Awkward Desert Animals

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Moose – Where and How They Live

Moose – Where and How They Live
Moose are often cute and cuddly in cartoons and books, but in real life, you wouldn’t want to mess with one. These animals are taller than your dad and they weigh more than 1,300 pounds. That’s as heavy as a car! Males have huge antlers that can grow 6 feet across or more. You might...

Moose – Where and How They Live

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Wild Deer

Wild Deer
Depending on where you live, you’ve probably seen white-tailed deer in the wild. In fact, in some parts of North America, deer can be found in suburban neighborhoods. They might...

Wild Deer

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