Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Algeria

Algeria
When you imagine Africa, what do you picture? Grasslands where lions and giraffes roam? Perhaps dense jungles or deserts? Native people raising crops and animals? Algeria has...

Algeria

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Ghana

Ghana
Located on the western side of Africa, Ghana is made up of low-lying plains and hills. Many people in the country are farmers, although people have moved to the cities in recent years. People...

Ghana

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Kenya

Kenya
In America, we have 50 states, but we are all part of the United States. If you visit different states, you might notice that the food, language and...

Kenya

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Africa

Africa
Welcome to Africa – the second largest continent in the world. Africa is also second in the number of people – the population – who live here. Africa is a vast, beautiful land with dry, hot

Africa

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Finland

Finland
Finland is a wild, northern country that borders Russia. The people who live here call their country “Suomi.” For hundreds of years,

Finland

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Ancient and Modern Calendars

Ancient and Modern Calendars
Does your family keep a calendar posted in the house? How do you know when to go to soccer practice or piano lessons? Most families look at a calendar every day. Calendars keep us organized. Anciently, the first calendars were developed to track the

Ancient and Modern Calendars

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Egypt

Egypt
The Nile River that runs through Egypt has allowed this desert land to flourish and bloom for thousands of years. Because of the water provided by the Nile, Egypt was one of the first places in the world to be farmed and settled. Ancient Egyptians had a complex society. Their beliefs in the...

Egypt

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Morocco

Morocco
Morocco, in Northwestern Africa, has a long history of war and conquest. The Berbers have lived there for thousands of years. In the 7th and 11th centuries, Arabs invaded Morocco and slowly...

Morocco

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Brunei

Brunei
“Use your fork and spoon. Don’t use your fingers.” Maybe your mom or dad reminds you of proper table manners like these. What if you lived in a country where it was polite to eat with your fingers? Eating with your fingers is a traditional custom in many Asian countries, including Brunei....

Brunei

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Korean Mermaids

Korean Mermaids
Have you ever ducked underwater in the bathtub or swimming pool and timed yourself? How many seconds could you stay underwater? 6 seconds? 10 seconds? Perhaps even 20 seconds? Off Jeju Island in

Korean Mermaids

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
If you lived in Sierra Leone, you might live in a wood house in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. If you lived in a village, your home would probably be made of sticks covered with mud or blocks made from mud and heated in the

Sierra Leone

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City Life

City Life
For thousands of years, pre-humans and humans lived nomadic lives. They moved from place to place, hunting wild game and gathering plants, roots, seeds and berries. Around 7,000 B.C.E.,...

City Life

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Transportation

Transportation
Less than one hundred years ago, most people were born, lived and died within 100 miles or less. Today, people can travel all over the world in a few days or weeks. Modern transportation has changed how people work and live. People can live in one place, but work with people in another...

Transportation

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The Clever Girl – Italian Folk Story

The Clever Girl – Italian Folk Story
The Clever Girl is an Italian folk story. Folk stories usually means legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs included in the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. Sometimes "folklore" is

The Clever Girl – Italian Folk Story

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East Timor

East Timor
East Timor sits in the Indian Ocean on an island also occupied by Indonesia. This poor country was ruled by the Portuguese from the 1600s until 1975. Not long after it gained its independence from

East Timor

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Central America

Central America
Joining North and South America is a narrow strip of land known as Central America. Technically part of North America, this strip of land contains seven countries: Costa Rica,

Central America

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Thai Greetings

Thai Greetings
To people in Thailand, manners and showing respect are very important. In Thai culture, older people, parents, teachers and bosses are given the most respect. One of the ways Thai people show respect is by offering a wai, or greeting. Here are the steps for offering a wai: Place...

Thai Greetings

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Albania

Albania
Albania is a tiny country in Southeast Europe, lying between the Adriatic Sea, Greece and Macedonia. From the rocky beaches, rise steep

Albania

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How is Snow Made?

How is Snow Made?
The first snowfall of the year is always exciting, isn’t it? You love crunching through the snow, making a snowman and hefting snowballs at your brother. By March, though, you’re probably tired of the snow and ready for spring. Have you ever wondered how snow is made, though? Snow occurs...

How is Snow Made?

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Being a Weather Forecaster

Being a Weather Forecaster
Weather forecasters that you see on television seem glamorous and exciting. Meteorology is an exciting career, but it’s not all about...

Being a Weather Forecaster

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