Fun & Easy Science for Kids

All About Floods

All About Floods
In August, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, bringing with it blowing winds, heavy rains and surging sea water. New Orleans is situated in the Gulf of

All About Floods

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Traditional Swiss Sports

Traditional Swiss Sports
What would you do if you had no television, no computers, no soccer team and no video games? You’d work during the day, of course, but when the work was done, you’d probably invent your own games. That’s how many of the world’s games and sports began. Schwingen, or Swiss wrestling, dates...

Traditional Swiss Sports

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Religions of the World

Religions of the World
Since the beginning of time, people have wondered about the meaning of life and death. They have looked for ways to explain nature and the Earth. People all over the world have...

Religions of the World

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Malta

Malta
Off the coast of Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea, lie three small islands that make up the country of Malta. Malta and Gozo are the two main islands. Comino is a smaller island. People...

Malta

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Denmark

Denmark
Directly above Germany lies the Jutland Peninsula. This peninsula is the mainland of Denmark. In the sea surrounding the peninsula are more than 400 islands, which...

Denmark

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic
The Czech Republic lies in Central Europe, near Poland and Slovakia. This country’s borders have changed many times over the last 1,000 years.

Czech Republic

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Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash
Every country and region has its own favorite foods. Most of these foods are based on what grows in an area. People living in countries near the sea, for example, usually love fish. Hungary...

Hungarian Goulash

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Australian Convict Sites

Australian Convict Sites
What if you were put on a ship and sent thousands of miles from your parents to a strange land? There you were forced to work as a servant, farm worker or factory worker. The reason you were sent away was because you had been convicted of a crime. The crime might range from something very...

Australian Convict Sites

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Croatia

Croatia
Croatia is a small European country that sits along the Adriatic Sea. It was part of Hungary for many years and was joined to Yugoslavia in 1918. In 1991, it declared independence from...

Croatia

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons
Which season do you like the best – spring, summer, fall or winter? Most of us have a favorite season. But what causes seasons? Seasons are caused by the Earth’s tilt in relation to the

Four Seasons

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The Netherlands

The Netherlands
Netherlands, sometimes known as Holland, sits next to the sea. The land is so low that the sea previously covered much of it. The Dutch people have built great walls or dykes to keep the water out. Over time, they slowly drained the water so the land can be used for farming or other purposes.

The Netherlands

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Tropical Climates

Tropical Climates
Tropical climates are found in areas that lie close to the equator. Here the sun shines intensely. Within tropical climates, there are three groups: tropical wet; tropical wet and dry; and tropical monsoon. Tropical wet regions, also known as

Tropical Climates

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Serbia

Serbia
Serbia lies in Southeast Europe, a landlocked country that was previously part of Yugoslavia. Serbia and Montenegro formed a union after Yugoslavia collapsed, but the two separated in...

Serbia

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All About Earth’s Magnetism

All About Earth’s Magnetism
Both Earth’s inner and outer core are metal, but the outer core remains liquid while pressure keeps the inner core solid. The liquid outer core is constantly moving. This moving metal generates a magnetic field around the planet. This magnetic field makes a compass point to north or south. It...

All About Earth’s Magnetism

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Taking Care of the Earth

Taking Care of the Earth
Think about how you feel when your room is a mess. Maybe there are socks and dirty clothes piled on the floor. An old banana peel sits on the dresser and juice from a tipped over juice box drips down the side. How does your room feel? Do you like spending time there? Probably not. You might...

Taking Care of the Earth

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Tectonic Plates

Tectonic Plates
Have you ever watched a pot of soup simmering on the stove? Steam in the pot rises. Put a lid on the pot and the steam and water may actually boil over. Turn the heat down, though, and the water and steam drop too. Deep beneath the

Tectonic Plates

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Earth’s Crust

Earth’s Crust
The interior of the Earth is one hot place. In fact, some of it is liquid rock or metal. The crust, though, is made of rock that has cooled to a hard outer skin. The continental...

Earth’s Crust

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Ecosystems

Ecosystems
Imagine an ecosystem as a tiny world within our world. Here, living things, like plants and animals, interact with non-living elements, including water, rocks, soil and

Ecosystems

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The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl
When the first settlers crossed the American plains in the mid-to-late 1800s, the vast landscape must have seemed endless. So much fertile land to be ranched or farmed. Although being a farmer or rancher was hard work, it was a satisfying way of life for many people. In the 1920s, grain...

The Dust Bowl

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