Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Cameroon

Cameroon
Cameroon was formed in 1961 from former British and French colonies. Like many countries in Africa, it has had challenges in becoming a free and independent country. Harsh and corrupt rulers have slowed the process....

Cameroon

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Chad

Chad
Chad is one of Africa’s poorest nations, mainly because of years and years of fighting. The fighting stems from religious and cultural differences between Muslim groups, who live mostly in Northern Chad, and Christian groups, who live in the south. Northern Chad is a hot, dry

Chad

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Somalia

Somalia
Pirates, war, famine, drought. Somalia has had its share of trouble. The country lies in Northwestern Africa along the Indian Ocean. Its neighbors include

Somalia

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Djibouti

Djibouti
Djibouti lies in Northwestern Africa on the Red Sea. Neighboring countries include Ethiopia,

Djibouti

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Eritrea

Eritrea
Eritrea sits in northeastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea. Neighboring countries include Ethiopia and

Eritrea

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Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea is a small country in West Africa bordered by Gabon and Cameroon. The country was ruled by

Equatorial Guinea

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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe is a country consisting of two small islands and smaller islets sitting off the Western coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are known for growing cacoa, so if you love chocolate, you...

Sao Tome and Principe

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Togo

Togo
Togo is a narrow strip of land on the Western coast of Africa, bordered by Ghana and

Togo

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Benin

Benin
The West African country, Benin, is one of the most politically stable countries in the region, although it’s also one of the poorest. Farmers grow cotton and fishermen catch fish. People in Benin rely on trade with Nigeria...

Benin

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Nigeria

Nigeria
Nigeria is sometimes called the “Giant of Africa,” because it is one of Africa’s largest countries and it has the most people of any country in Africa. Nigeria sits on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It...

Nigeria

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Niger

Niger
Niger sits in Western Africa, between Nigeria, Algeria, Mali, Libya and

Niger

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Art

Art
Have you ever drawn a picture to show how you were feeling? Art has always been a powerful way to express ideas and emotions. More than 100,000 years ago, people buried the dead with beads or other objects. These objects may have helped them remember the dead. Later, people made jewelry from...

Art

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Dance

Dance
You hear some catchy music. Your foot starts tapping. Your fingers start snapping. Soon your whole body wants to move. What’s going on here? Certain types of music just seem to call for movement. People around the world have used dance for thousands of years to express thoughts and ideas....

Dance

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Music

Music
People have made music for thousands of years. Bone whistles have been found in Europe that date back 25,000 years. Music has many purposes. It stirs the emotions. It can comfort a crying child or fire up a crowd. It is a way to express feelings and ideas. Music comes in many forms. A choir...

Music

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Holy Places

Holy Places
For thousands of years, religion has helped people understand the world and their place in it. People want to know why they’re here, how they got here and where they’ll go after they die. Religion can answer these questions. Religion often gives people certain rules to live by. For...

Holy Places

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Money

Money
Have you ever traded something with a friend? Maybe you traded Pokemon cards for Skylander cards . Before people had money, they traded for the goods they needed. A farmer might trade vegetables with a weaver for cloth. As time went by, people used objects, such as beads or shells for money....

Money

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Myanmar

Myanmar
Myanmar, also known as Burma, sits in Southeast Asia between Thailand, China and

Myanmar

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Mongolia

Mongolia
Situated between Russia and China, Mongolia is a mountainous country with a harsh climate. Most of Mongolia is at least 5,000...

Mongolia

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, was ruled by European Powers for more than 450 years. First invaded by the Dutch and Portuguese, Sri Lanka gained its independence from Great Britain in 1948. In Sri Lanka live two groups – the majority Buddhist Sinhalese, and the minority Hindu Tamils. After...

Sri Lanka

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Maldives

Maldives
South of India, in the Indian Ocean, lays a string of 1,200 islands known as Maldives. People live on only 200 of these 1,200 islands. Maldives is a very low-lying country. The highest points on the island are only five feet above sea level. Scientists worry that if sea levels rise due to global...

Maldives

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh
After India gained its independence from Great Britain in 1947, the country set aside East and West Pakistan as a homeland for Muslim Indians. The two parts were in perpetual conflict, until 1971 when East

Bangladesh

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Bhutan

Bhutan
Nicknamed the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” and “The Kingdom in the Clouds,” Bhutan is a beautiful, tiny country nestled in the Himalayan Mountains between India and

Bhutan

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Nepal

Nepal
In South Asia, between China and India, lies Nepal. Here, you’ll find lowlands, as well as the highest mountain peaks in the world. Nepal has endured...

Nepal

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India

India
India is a vast country with the second largest population in the world. The country includes mountain ranges, dense jungles, arid deserts and fertile farmland. Home to elephants, tropical birds, pythons and rhinos, India is also the only country in the world where both tigers and lions...

India

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