Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Weasels – The Perfect Hunting Machines

Weasels – The Perfect Hunting Machines
Chances are, you’ve probably never seen a weasel in the wild, but you’re familiar with them through nursery rhymes and story characters. Weasels are often thought of as bad guys and they do have some unsavory habits. They can’t really help it though. They’re just being, well,...

Weasels – The Perfect Hunting Machines

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Skunks and Their Smelly Spray

Skunks and Their Smelly Spray
Even if you’ve never seen a skunk, you’ve probably smelled its scent. Skunks live throughout the United States in woodland areas, near farms and even in cities. They’re shy

Skunks and Their Smelly Spray

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Raccoons – The Expert Thieves

Raccoons – The Expert Thieves
What animal is an expert thief and wears a mask as a disguise? If you guessed raccoon, you’re right. Raccoons live throughout the United States....

Raccoons – The Expert Thieves

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Sloth Bears – The Honey Lovers

Sloth Bears – The Honey Lovers
If you’ve read Rudyard Kipling’s book The Jungle Book or watched the Disney movie, you’ve met a sloth bear. Baloo the bear, a character in The Jungle Book is a sloth bear and his name comes from the Hindi word for bear – bhalu. Sloth bears, unlike

Sloth Bears – The Honey Lovers

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Polar Bears – The Biggest Bears

Polar Bears – The Biggest Bears
Polar bears sure make playing in the snow and ice look fun. In fact, these animals have such thick coats that sometimes they get too warm. Then they dive in the icy water to cool off....

Polar Bears – The Biggest Bears

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Brown Bears – The Grizzlies

Brown Bears – The Grizzlies
When you think of a big, fierce bear, you’re probably thinking of brown bears. North American brown bears are sometimes called grizzlies, and they are definitely big,...

Brown Bears – The Grizzlies

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Bears – The Large Lumbering Animals

Bears – The Large Lumbering Animals
What animal is an expert fisherman, can climb trees and enjoys dumpster diving? If you guessed the bear, you’re right. Bears are large, lumbering animals. They walk on all four paws...

Bears – The Large Lumbering Animals

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Police Dogs – Saving Lives

Police Dogs – Saving Lives
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a policeman or woman? You’d spend your days solving crimes and protecting people. Of course, you’d have a partner to help you and maybe, that partner would be a

Police Dogs – Saving Lives

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Fox – Clever and Shrewd

Fox – Clever and Shrewd
You probably don’t have wolves living near your house, but chances are, foxes live there. Why haven’t you seen them? Foxes are small, for one thing....

Fox – Clever and Shrewd

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Guide and Service Dogs

Guide and Service Dogs
Have you ever seen a guide dog in training? These dogs usually wear a special harness or coat and they go through a long training process before they are...

Guide and Service Dogs

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Sheep Dogs

Sheep Dogs
For the last 12,000 years, people have relied on dogs to help them get their work done. One of the first jobs dogs were used for was tending sheep,

Sheep Dogs

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Wolves – Loved and Feared

Wolves – Loved and Feared
Are you fascinated by wolves? Are you also a little frightened of them? For thousands of years, humans have loved, feared and even hated wolves. By learning more about them, we can learn to appreciate them, rather than fear them. Wolves are actually a lot like humans. They live in close...

Wolves – Loved and Feared

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Dog Family

Dog Family
Your pet dog is a part of your family, but did you know that all dogs descended from wolves? Yes, your sweet, lovable pet is related to fierce wild dogs. Men first tamed dogs over 12,000 years ago and used them for jobs like watching sheep or protecting the family. Today, some dogs still do...

Dog Family

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Jaguars – The Big Cats

Jaguars – The Big Cats
What’s the difference between a jaguar and a leopard? Both have a tawny coat with black markings, but jaguars are larger and stockier. Leopards live in

Jaguars – The Big Cats

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Leopards – The Best Climbers

Leopards – The Best Climbers
Leopards of all the big cats, leopards are the best climbers. In fact, they spend most of their lives high in the trees. They can climb while upside down...

Leopards – The Best Climbers

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Lions – The Big Cats

Lions – The Big Cats
If you love Disney’s The Lion King, you probably love lions too. These big cats really do seem royal. Lions are the biggest of the big cats after...

Lions – The Big Cats

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Cat Family and Its Members

Cat Family and Its Members
What does your house cat have in common with a cheetah or a lion? Almost everything. All cats belong to the same feline family and there are 36 species of cats on the earth. All cats are

Cat Family and Its Members

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Gorillas – The Heaviest Primates

Gorillas – The Heaviest Primates
There are four groups of gorillas – Mountain gorillas, Eastern lowland gorillas, Western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas. Mountain gorillas live in the misty mountains of Central

Gorillas – The Heaviest Primates

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