Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Beetles – Colorful Insects With Hard Shells and Four Wings

Beetles – Colorful Insects With Hard Shells and Four Wings
Over 300,000 species of beetles live on the earth and over 12,000 beetles live in the U.S. Beetles have a hard shell and four wings. Some beetles cause a lot of damage by...

Beetles – Colorful Insects With Hard Shells...

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Cockroaches – The Dirty and Unwanted Insects

Cockroaches – The Dirty and Unwanted Insects
Does the word, “cockroach,” make you shudder? If so, you’re not alone. Cockroaches rank right up there with mice and mosquitoes as the most unwanted

Cockroaches – The Dirty and Unwanted Insects

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Locusts – How Can They Eat Acres of Crops?

Locusts – How Can They Eat Acres of Crops?
Locusts might seem like harmless little grasshoppers, and in many ways, they are like grasshoppers. They eat plants and they hop long distances on springy back legs. Just...

Locusts – How Can They Eat Acres of Crops?

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Lice – How a Head Louse Infests and Spreads

Lice – How a Head Louse Infests and Spreads
You’ve probably heard of lice. Maybe you’ve even had them, or known a friend who has had them. Lice are annoying and gross, but they don’t spread disease and they’re not dangerous. Still, it’s good to know what to look for when it comes to head lice. Head lice are really small....

Lice – How a Head Louse Infests and Spreads

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Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies and Moths
Butterflies are the dancers of the insect world. They flit, they flutter, and they have the most beautifully colored costumes! More than 12,000 species of butterflies and moths live on

Butterflies and Moths

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Different Types of Flies

Different Types of Flies
Most people view flies as pests. They buzz in your ear, land on your food or crawl in your house. But, did you know that those...

Different Types of Flies

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Dragonflies – Most Charming Among All Flying Insects

Dragonflies – Most Charming Among All Flying Insects
Of all the flying insects, dragonflies just might be the most charming. They don’t sting or bite. They don’t carry diseases or germs. And they have bright colors and...

Dragonflies – Most Charming Among All Flying...

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Insects and Arthropods

Insects and Arthropods
Did you know we share our planet with over 1 million species of insects? That’s a lot of bugs! Scientists are discovering more insects every day. Insects are also called...

Insects and Arthropods

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Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences

Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences
Have you ever wondered what the difference between frogs and toads is? Actually, toads are a type of frog. Toads usually have bumpy skin that is drier than a frog’s. Toads also are more likely to live on land. But frogs and toads have a lot in common. Frogs and toads both start life in...

Frogs and Toads – Explaining their Differences

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Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians

Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians
If you’ve never heard of a caecilian, you’re not alone. Most people haven’t heard of these quiet, secretive animals. Caecilians are amphibians like

Caecilians – The Secretive Legless Amphibians

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Salamanders and Newts

Salamanders and Newts
Wondering what the difference is between newts and salamanders? All newts belong to the salamander family, but newts have dry, bumpy skin. Salamanders have smooth, wet skin like a frog’s. Newts spend most of their time on land. Salamanders can live on land or in the water, depending on the...

Salamanders and Newts

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Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors According To Temperature

Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors According To Temperature
Thorny devils look like they lost a fight with a thorny bush. They’re covered from head to tail with spines and thorns. These thorns make them look scary, but thorny devils are actually shy and quiet. The thorns probably help protect these lizards from predators like

Thorny Devils – Lizards That Change Colors...

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Chameleons – Can They Change Their Colors?

Chameleons – Can They Change Their Colors?
You’ve probably heard that a chameleon can change its color to match its surroundings, but this isn’t really true. Some chameleons change colors to hide themselves; others change colors based on how they’re feeling. Chameleons have some of the most brilliant colors of any

Chameleons – Can They Change Their Colors?

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