Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Whale Shark

Whale Shark is the largest fish on the entire planet. They can reach up to 46 feet in length and weigh up to 12 tons. Their scientific name is Rhincodon typus. They have very large mouths reaching widths of 1 to 1.5 meters. An adult individual can have up to 300 rows of teeth and include about...

Whale Shark

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Basking Shark

The basking shark is the second largest shark in the world, after the Whale Shark. It belongs to the order Lamniformes, the family Cetorhinidae and the genus Cetorhinus. Average adults range between 20 and 26 feet in length and weigh...

Basking Shark

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Sand Tiger Shark

The Sand Tiger Shark is also known as the Grey Nurse Shark and Ragged Tooth Shark. These large-bodied fishes have a deceivingly ferocious look. Contrary to popular belief, the sand tiger shark is not related to the tiger...

Sand Tiger Shark

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Mako Shark

Mako Shark is the fastest shark species in the world. Their average speed is 60 miles per hour when hunting for prey. They belong to the Mackerel Shark family and are close relative of great white shark. They...

Mako Shark

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Meerkats

A Meerkat is a squirrel size creature that belongs to the mongoose family. They live in the deserts and grasslands of the southern tip of 

Meerkats

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Alpaca

Alpaca belongs to the Camelidae family that includes llamas, vicunas and guanacos, Bactrian and Dromedary camels etc. Their scientific name is Vicugna pacos. Alpacas are docile and soft animals that are kept as pets and cattle around...

Alpaca

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Guinea Pig

Guinea Pig is a small rodent that has stout body and no tail. They originated in the Andes and were domesticated as early as 5000 B.C. although they are not related to

Guinea Pig

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Pugs

With adorable wrinkles and big bug eyes, it is very difficult to not love pugs. This ancient and popular dog breed is social and intensely loyal as well. It is...

Pugs

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Dolphin Worksheet and Quiz

Dolphins are one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. They are incredibly social animals living in groups and also cooperate with each other to get food and in raising offspring.

Dolphin Worksheet and Quiz

Posted in Water Mammals

Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in the grasslands of central and western parts of North America. They are extremely social creatures that live in...

Prairie Dog

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Lions Worksheet and Quiz

This fun quiz will reveal a lot of amazing facts about these fierce members of the big cat family. You can add various things to your knowledge by answering these questions.

Lions Worksheet and Quiz

Posted in Cats Family

Squirrels

Long after most of the birds are gone, you can still see squirrels frolicking on warm winter days. Squirrels sleep more during the winter, but they don’t hibernate and come out to forage for food during mild weather. Unlike...

Squirrels

Posted in Burrowers

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales
When you think of whales, do you think of Shamu, the black and white orca whale at Sea World? Or, perhaps you think of the huge whale that swallowed Pinocchio in the Disney movie. Both images are correct. There are two types of whales: toothed whales and baleen whales. Most whales have...

Whales – The Toothed and Baleen Whales

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Manatees – The Sea Cows

Manatees – The Sea Cows
What’s brown and grey and looks like a floating baked potato? Manatees. Manatees are gentle, slow-moving water mammals sometimes known as sea...

Manatees – The Sea Cows

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Walruses – How They Differ From Seals

Walruses – How They Differ From Seals
What’s the difference between walruses and seals? Both animals are expert swimmers and hunters. Both live in cold waters and both have thick layers of blubber to keep...

Walruses – How They Differ From Seals

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Seals – The Perfect Swimmer

Seals – The Perfect Swimmer
When you think of a seal, you might think of the animals that perform tricks at water amusement parks, but these animals are usually sea lions, not seals. Sea lions have large front flippers which help them get around on land, while seals are slow and awkward. Seals are definitely made for...

Seals – The Perfect Swimmer

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Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals

Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals
Remember the ballerina hippos in the Disney movie, “Fantasia?” They were agile and adorable. In real life, though, hippos are slow, lumbering animals. They can run fast for short distances, but they prefer to spend most of the day floating in

Hippos – Cute Looking But Dangerous Mammals

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Zebras in Africa

Zebras in Africa
What’s black and white striped all over? Zebras, of course! Scientists aren’t sure why zebras have stripes, but they believe the stripes might camouflage zebras from predators. Some scientists think the stripes keep

Zebras in Africa

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