Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Keeping Time

Keeping Time
“Time to get up”, “Time to go to school”. Modern life is ruled by the calendar and the clock. You probably know what the time, day and month is at any moment. The first people didn’t keep track of time though. They hunted and worked during the day and slept at night. They didn’t have...

Keeping Time

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Lightning – Nature’s Firework

Lightning – Nature’s Firework
If thunder is Mother Nature’s percussion instruments, then lightning is certainly Nature's fireworks. How is lightning formed? Lightning happens when negative electrical charges build up in the bottom portion of a

Lightning – Nature’s Firework

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Caves – Mysterious and Intriguing

Caves – Mysterious and Intriguing
Have you ever explored a cave? Caves are dark and interesting. You might imagine animals or people that have been in the cave before you. But have you ever wondered how a cave is made? Caves are usually made when water runs over soft rock, such as limestone. The acid in the water slowly eats...

Caves – Mysterious and Intriguing

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Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island
Ancient Hindu myths and stories are filled with images of horrible monsters, demons and fierce animals. The god Shiva has eight arms and is sometimes depicted as half man, half woman. Parvati, Shiva’s wife rides on a

Elephanta Island

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Slovenia

Slovenia
Slovenia sits in Central Europe, flanked on the north by the Alps and on the south by the Adriatic Sea. This ancient country was ruled for almost 1,000 years by Austria. Later, it became part...

Slovenia

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Poland

Poland
Poland is the largest country in Central Europe. For centuries, it has endured invasions and wars, but the Polish people have kept their language and their culture. During World War II, Hitler’s armies invaded Poland. They built a concentration camp here where many people were...

Poland

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Ukraine

Ukraine
In Eastern Europe, along the Russian border, sits Ukraine, the largest country in the region. The Carpathian Mountains to the west protect Ukraine from fierce northern winds. The Ukraine has some of the richest farm land in Europe – over 1,000 miles of flat plains known as steppes. It also has...

Ukraine

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All About Mining

All About Mining
The Earth is full of resources, including food, water, minerals and stones. People have used rocks and minerals from the Earth for thousands of years to make weapons, tools and...

All About Mining

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Rock Layers

Rock Layers
Sedimentary rock forms in layers over millions of years. If you look at a cliff made from sedimentary rock, you’ll notice distinct layers that may even be different...

Rock Layers

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The Jewish Quarter in Trebic Czech Republic

The Jewish Quarter in Trebic Czech Republic
Imagine living in a city where the homes sat close together, separated only by small alleys. Now imagine that the alleys sometimes ran right through a house. Would people come through your backdoor and go out again through your front door? What if you were in the middle of eating dinner? Or...

The Jewish Quarter in Trebic Czech Republic

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Population Growth

Population Growth
Scientists believe modern humans have lived on the Earth for 200,000 years. We've made our mark – for good and bad – more than any other living thing. In the beginning, people...

Population Growth

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The Old Town Lijiang

The Old Town Lijiang
Do you love the movie Mulan? Then you’d probably enjoy visiting the old town of Lijiang, in China. This town looks a lot like it did 800 years ago when people first began settling it and...

The Old Town Lijiang

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Since the beginning of time, people have told stories and legends to explain natural, but mysterious, occurrences. The Northern Lights is one example. The Vikings thought the Northern Lights were caused by the shining weaponry of immortal warriors. The Alaskan Inuit people believed the lights...

Northern Lights

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Weathering Explained

Weathering Explained
Let’s say you made a cake and left it outside. What would happen? Maybe it would dry up and crack in the hot sun. Or perhaps rain would wash it away. If it froze, it might crack too. This process would probably take just a few days. The

Weathering Explained

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