Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Gerbils – Habits and Habitats

Gerbils – Habits and Habitats
Small, fluffy and cute, gerbils seem like good pets. They do make fine friends for older kids, but they’re not the best pets for young kids. Gerbils are fragile. If a young child squeezes or drops one, the gerbil could be hurt. They’re usually gentle, but they bite if they’re...

Gerbils – Habits and Habitats

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Porcupines – The Quill Pigs

Porcupines – The Quill Pigs
Like beavers, porcupines live in woodlands and forests where they eat wood and bark. Sometimes they even sneak into campgrounds to chew on canoe paddles or other wooden...

Porcupines – The Quill Pigs

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Hamsters – Cute Little Animals

Hamsters – Cute Little Animals
Hamsters are smaller than guinea pigs but bigger than mice. They are very cute, and seem like good pets. There are a few things you should know before getting a hamster....

Hamsters – Cute Little Animals

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Squirrels – African, Indian and Flying

Squirrels – African, Indian and Flying
Whether you live in the country or in a downtown apartment, you probably have squirrels living near you. Squirrels can live almost anywhere. There are 200 species of squirrels worldwide. They live in almost every country but

Squirrels – African, Indian and Flying

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Voles – The Expert Tunnel Makers

Voles – The Expert Tunnel Makers
You probably won’t find voles in your house, but these mouse-like creatures might be as near as your backyard. Voles look like mice, but they are stouter and have shorter...

Voles – The Expert Tunnel Makers

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Rats and Their Different Types

Rats and Their Different Types
What animal can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter? What animal has teeth so sharp they can grind through cinder block, wire or even glass? If you guessed the rat, you’re right. These

Rats and Their Different Types

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Rodents – Their Different Types

Rodents – Their Different Types
When you think of rodents, you probably think of small animals like mice that your mom doesn’t want in the house. But there are over 1,500 types of rodents, including...

Rodents – Their Different Types

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