Fun & Easy Science for Kids

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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Pakistan

Pakistan
Pakistan, in Central Asia, is an ancient region, originally settled by humans over 5,000 years ago. The country was part of India, until 1947. After achieving independence from Great Britain, India set aside the country of Pakistan...

Pakistan

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan
After declaring independence from the Soviet Union, Tajikistan almost immediately became involved in a civil war between the Russian-backed government and Islamist opposition groups. The country has yet to recover and is the poorest country in the region. Tajikistan is a mountainous,...

Tajikistan

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Home to nomadic tribes for centuries, Kyrgyzstan’s culture changed during the years of Soviet occupation as thousands of Slavic farmers migrated to the region. The country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, Kyrgyzstan has struggled with corrupt political leadership...

Kyrgyzstan

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
A country of harsh extremes, Afghanistan lies in Central Asia between Pakistan and Iran. The country has rugged, snow covered mountains and arid deserts. Summers...

Afghanistan

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan lies in Central Asia, bordering Russia, China, uzbekistan and...

Kazakhstan

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Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is an ancient country, situated on the Great Silk Road between Asia and Europe. For centuries, traders traveled this route. Beautiful cities, such as Samarkand and Bukhara rose up along the route. Uzbekistan came under

Uzbekistan

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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan is a desert country situated in Central Asia. Bordered by the Caspian Sea, Iran, Uzbekistan,

Turkmenistan

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Iran

Iran
Iran is an important country because it has some of the largest oil reserves in the world and it sits in a strategic position between Northeastern Asia, Western Asia and North Africa. Iran borders the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf...

Iran

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Kuwait

Kuwait
Kuwait lies at the top of the Persian Gulf, bordered on all sides by large and powerful countries, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. This...

Kuwait

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Bahrain

Bahrain
Bahrain is a tiny island country sitting between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. This Muslim country is one of the most liberal Arab countries....

Bahrain

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Qatar

Qatar
A narrow strip of land, Qatar sits in the Persian Gulf and borders Saudi Arabia. The landscape is dry and barren, yet Qatar is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It has plentiful oil and natural gas reserves. Because...

Qatar

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Timbuktu for Kids

Timbuktu for Kids
Have you ever heard an adult use the expression, “It was way out in Timbuktu.” This expression means that a destination is in the middle of nowhere – far away from civilization. Timbuktu is more than just a figure of speech, though. It’s an actual place, found in the country of Mali in...

Timbuktu for Kids

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What Do You Wear

What Do You Wear
What’s your favorite outfit? Maybe it’s a t-shirt and comfy jeans or your favorite athletic shorts. You probably have lots of choices in your closet for what you’ll wear each day, but it wasn’t always so. The first people made clothes out of animal skins for protection and warmth. These...

What Do You Wear

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The Empty Quarter

The Empty Quarter
In the middle of The Arabian Peninsula lies the Empty Quarter, or Rub’ al Khali, the world’s largest sand sea. This inhospitable space covers over 225,000 square miles of land, and occupies parts of

The Empty Quarter

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