Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle
Humans use rocks for many different things – in particular, roofing and building materials. Is it possible to run out of rocks? Although we should always use natural resources carefully, it’s not likely that we’ll run out of rocks anytime soon. Rocks go through a continuous cycle of...

Rock Cycle

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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 Earth’s Layers

The Earth’s Layers
Have you ever wondered why a bottle of soda fizzes – and sometimes bubbles over – when you open it? The answer is pressure. A bottle of soda contains high pressure. Leave the cap on and nothing happens. As soon as you take the cap off, though, some of the liquid soda escapes and becomes a...

The Earth’s Layers

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All About Soil

All About Soil
Soil is like a cake made from lots of different things. Soil consists of crumbling rock or sand, clay, dead plant and animal remains, fungi and even manure. It also contains lots of tiny...

All About Soil

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Igneous Rocks

Igneous Rocks
Have you ever wondered what happens when lava cools? Igneous rock forms, of course. The mantle of the Earth is very hot, but it remains solid because it’s under intense pressure....

Igneous Rocks

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All About Fossils

All About Fossils
When an animal or plant dies, it usually decays quickly. Dead animals are often eaten. Sometimes, though, an animal’s body sinks into thick mud. The mud contains no air so the remains...

All About Fossils

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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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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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Erosion

Erosion
The next time you’re in the mountains, pay attention to the rocks. You’ll probably notice areas near the base of the mountains where piles of...

Erosion

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