Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Mars – The Red Planet

Mars – The Red Planet
For many years, scientists wondered if life could exist on Mars, sometimes called the Red Planet. This planet, which is about half the size of Earth, isn’t as much like...

Mars – The Red Planet

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Venus – The Nearest Planet to Earth

Venus – The Nearest Planet to Earth
Named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus is anything but lovable. This planet is nearest to Earth. It is also about the same size as Earth. But that’s all the two...

Venus – The Nearest Planet to Earth

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Mercury – The Smallest Planet of Solar System

Mercury – The Smallest Planet of Solar System
Mercury, the smallest planet, goes whizzing around the Sun at a dazzling 31 miles per second. The planet travels so fast that it makes a complete loop in only 88 days....

Mercury – The Smallest Planet of Solar System

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Rain – Where Does it Come From

Rain – Where Does it Come From
Rain makes the grass green and it makes your garden grow. Have you ever wondered what makes rain though? There are always tiny drops of water vapor in the air. Warm air has more water vapor than cold air, which is why it is often humid in the

Rain – Where Does it Come From

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons
You probably have a favorite season. Have you ever wondered what causes the seasons, though? You probably know that the Earth spins on its axis every day, making a complete...

Four Seasons

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Sandstorms – How They Form

Sandstorms – How They Form
Most storms bring rain or snow, but how about sand? A sandstorm happens when great gusts of wind pick up sand and carry it for miles and miles. The

Sandstorms – How They Form

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Tornadoes

Tornadoes
A tornado might have carried Dorothy on a great adventure to the land of Oz, but in real life, you don’t want to get anywhere near one. Tornadoes happen when warm air from the Gulf of Mexico...

Tornadoes

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Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning
Kaboom! Watching and listening to a thunderstorm can be exciting, but you wouldn’t want to be out in it. All thunderstorms make lightning and lightning is dangerous. Lightning happens when ice and water particles bump around inside thunder

Thunder and Lightning

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Different Types of Clouds

Different Types of Clouds
Have you ever watched clouds on a summer day? Some clouds are white, fat and fluffy. They float high in the sky. Others are low, gray and thin. They might even look a little green. Scientists have discovered several kinds of clouds and named them. Watching the clouds is not only fun, but it can...

Different Types of Clouds

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Giant’s Causeway

Giant’s Causeway
Forget leprechauns. The Irish have giants, as well. Stretching across the Irish Sea sits over 40,000 black basalt columns. Some of the columns are more than 35 feet tall. The black columns...

Giant’s Causeway

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Cappadocia – The Natural Wonder in Turkey

Cappadocia – The Natural Wonder in Turkey
Visiting Cappadocia in Turkey is like going to another planet. Hundreds of volcanic rock formations look like fairy houses. Tall columns are topped with domed roofs. Some of the formations go...

Cappadocia – The Natural Wonder in Turkey

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Victoria Falls – The World’s Largest Waterfall

Victoria Falls – The World’s Largest Waterfall
In Africa, on the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia, sits the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls was named by a Scottish missionary and explorer, Dr. David Livingstone for...

Victoria Falls – The World’s Largest...

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Uluru – Australia’s Ayers Rock

Uluru – Australia’s Ayers Rock
In central Australia, you’ll find a very, very large rock known as Uluru, or as the Aussies call it- Ayers Rock. The rock is made of sandstone. It changes color during the day,...

Uluru – Australia’s Ayers Rock

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Forests – Mysterious and Beautiful

Forests – Mysterious and Beautiful
There’s something magical about walking through a forest. It’s usually quiet and a bit dark. The air smells musty and earthy. You might feel like you’re the only person on

Forests – Mysterious and Beautiful

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Rain Forests – The Most Populated Forests

Rain Forests – The Most Populated Forests
Everything seems bigger in the rainforest. In the rainforest, grow huge trees and plants with large leaves. Brightly colored birds and tree frogs live there. The rain...

Rain Forests – The Most Populated Forests

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Deserts of the World

Deserts of the World
When you think of a desert, what do you imagine? Perhaps you imagine the saguaros of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Maybe you think of the camels and sand dunes found in...

Deserts of the World

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