Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Christ the Redeemer

The massive statue of Christ the Redeemer is a matter of national pride for all Brazilians as Brazil is a religiously diverse country. In Portuguese, it is known as Cristo Redentor. This 38 meters tall statue is made of reinforced...

Christ the Redeemer

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Ha Long Bay Facts

There are around 1,600 limestone islands and islets that makeup Ha long Bay. It is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It is located in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province, very close to the Chinese border. In 1994, it was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The bay extends 74...

Ha Long Bay Facts

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What Makes Stars Shine

Have you ever wondered while looking up into the night sky that what makes stars shine? All these beautiful bright stars are hot balls of gases or glowing plasma. They are held together by their own gravity. With an intense...

What Makes Stars Shine

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The Alamo Facts

The Alamo is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States. It is located in the Alamo Plaza District in San Antonio, Texas.  It is a secluded compound on over four acres. Approximately 2.5 million people visit this every year. It was originally built in early 1770s by the Spanish...

The Alamo Facts

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Outer Space

The famous astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first one to look into the outer space. He used his telescope for this around 400 years ago. Space is vast and beautiful and has a lot to wonder about. It is pretty...

Outer Space

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CN Tower Facts

Toronto’s CN Tower is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is a 553.33 meter-high observation tower that makes it the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. The name of this tower is an acronym for the Canadian National Railway as it was built by the state...

CN Tower Facts

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Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day falls on the third Monday in the month of February. This day is celebrated in the United States and is a national federal holiday. It is meant to celebrate George Washington and all other Presidents of the US. It was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first US...

Presidents’ Day

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2 every year. It began as a Pennsylvanian German celebration in the 1800s. Initially, it started in Europe as Candelmas Day. In 1886, it was proclaimed as Pennsylvania’s first official Groundhog Day celebration. This American tradition is meant to...

Groundhog Day

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Velcro

Fun Facts George de Mestral, a Swiss engineer and amateur naturalist, was walking his dog through the woods. When he returned home, he noticed cockleburs stuck to both his pants and his...

Velcro

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Popsicles

What would summer be without cool, sweet, and delicious popsicles? But have you ever wondered who invented them? Would you believe it was an 11-year-old boy? Fun Facts In 1905, Frank Epperson left a cup filled with soda and a stirring stick on his front porch in...

Popsicles

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Paper Clips

Inventions almost always come as a solution to a problem. In the case of paper clips, the problem was paper. Office clerks were responsible for organizing and managing hundreds of pieces of paper. Before the paper clip, they used ribbon, string, or even straight pins to keep the papers in order....

Paper Clips

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Breakfast Cereal

Cheerios®, Rice Krispies®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®. It’s hard to imagine breakfast without our favorite breakfast cereals, but there was a time when getting breakfast on the table was a lot more work. Before the invention of modern breakfast cereals, people often ate large, cooked...

Breakfast Cereal

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Chewing Gum

Champion gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde met her match with Willy Wonka’s chewing gum meal, which sadly, doesn’t exist. But the history of chewing gum is almost as interesting as a tomato soup, roast beef, and

Chewing Gum

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Zipper

For hundreds of years, buttons were the main fasteners for clothing and shoes. Boots were often fastened by a row of tiny buttons. Pants were fastened with buttons, which attached to a shirt, jacket, or suspenders to keep the pants up. Even stockings required buttons or ties to stay up. The...

Zipper

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Shellfish

Shellfish aren’t really fish, but animals that live in water. They include oysters, mussels, clams, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Shellfish were a major food source for Native Americans living on the East Coast. Early...

Shellfish

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Tofu

Cheese is made from heating cow’s milk to separate the solids (whey) from the liquid. The solids are then formed into cheese. Tofu is a similar product made by separating the solids in soymilk – made from soybeans – from the liquid. It was discovered in

Tofu

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Pasta

Mama Mia! Everyone loves pasta. This delicious dish has been around for a long time. People ate it in China 5,000 years ago. Researchers have found evidence that people were eating it in

Pasta

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Oatmeal

People have been growing and eating oats for at least 7,000 years. They were grown in ancient China, as well as ancient Greece. The Greeks were the first people to make them into porridge. They’re still a favorite food today and with...

Oatmeal

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Lentil

Lentils are an ancient food. Originally, they came from Asia and the Middle East. They are part of the legume family and they’re related to beans. Fun Facts Lentils are usually purchased...

Lentil

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Walnut

Walnuts in their shell are fun to crack open, but did you know these nuts are loaded with nutrition? Walnuts are among the healthiest nuts. Just a handful each day can strengthen your heart, bones, and mind. Fun Facts Walnuts contain more Omega-3 fatty acids than...

Walnut

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Salmon

Salmon is super healthy for you. Salmon is rich in vitamins and healthy fats that researchers believe can keep the brain and bones healthy, build strong eyes, and even reduce symptoms of ADHD. Salmon is revered by First...

Salmon

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Quinoa

Quinoa might just be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It has eight amino acids and many other nutrients. It’s so nutritious that NASA has recommended it for space flights and the United Nations has suggested its use for feeding...

Quinoa

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Almond

Almonds are sometimes called a super food because they’re full of heart-healthy fats. One handful provides lots of energy and can even regulate blood sugar. Try them raw or roasted and salted. Fun Facts Almonds are related to

Almond

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Garlic

Whether garlic can ward off vampires is up for debate, but researchers have found that it can get rid of other pests. Garlic has some powerful antibacterial properties and can kill many kinds of bacteria – even those that don’t respond to antibiotics. Best of all, it’s a delicious addition...

Garlic

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Chocolate

Chocolate is a sweet treat that sometimes gets a bad rap, but eaten in moderation, it can be heart healthy. Your best bet is dark chocolate; a few bites a day is plenty. Fun Facts Chocolate comes from cacao beans, the seeds of a fruiting tree, the cacao tree. The...

Chocolate

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