Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Bighorn Sheep – The Mountain Sheep

Bighorn Sheep – The Mountain Sheep
Visit the Rocky Mountains in the fall and you might hear some awesome crashing noises. These noises aren’t rocks falling, but bighorn sheep fighting. Males have huge, curled horns that can weigh up to 30 pounds. During mating season, the males, or rams, run at each other and butt their heads...

Bighorn Sheep – The Mountain Sheep

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Antelope – The Bovine Family

Antelope – The Bovine Family
Antelope are in the bovine family. They are related to cows, sheep and goats. More than 90 species of antelope live in

Antelope – The Bovine Family

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Cattle Family – Moo

Cattle Family – Moo
You probably know all about the cows, sheep and goats that live on farms. But did you know that there are wild cows, sheep and goats living throughout

Cattle Family – Moo

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Camels – The Big and Awkward Desert Animals

Camels – The Big and Awkward Desert Animals
What animal carries a refrigerator on its back? The camel. Well, not exactly, but a camel’s humps do store fat, which the camel uses for energy when

Camels – The Big and Awkward Desert Animals

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Moose – Where and How They Live

Moose – Where and How They Live
Moose are often cute and cuddly in cartoons and books, but in real life, you wouldn’t want to mess with one. These animals are taller than your dad and they weigh more than 1,300 pounds. That’s as heavy as a car! Males have huge antlers that can grow 6 feet across or more. You might...

Moose – Where and How They Live

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Wild Deer

Wild Deer
Depending on where you live, you’ve probably seen white-tailed deer in the wild. In fact, in some parts of North America, deer can be found in suburban...

Wild Deer

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Elephants – African and Asian

Elephants – African and Asian
Elephants might all look the same at first glance, but two species of elephants actually live on the earth – the Asian elephants and the African elephants....

Elephants – African and Asian

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Opossums and Their Living Habits

Opossums and Their Living Habits
Most marsupials live in Australia, but one—the opossum—lives right here in North America. Opossums are about the size of a big

Opossums and Their Living Habits

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Gerbils – Habits and Habitats

Gerbils – Habits and Habitats
Small, fluffy and cute, gerbils seem like good pets. They do make fine friends for older kids, but they’re not the best pets for young kids. Gerbils are fragile. If a young child squeezes or drops one, the gerbil could be hurt. They’re usually gentle, but they bite if they’re...

Gerbils – Habits and Habitats

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Porcupines – The Quill Pigs

Porcupines – The Quill Pigs
Like beavers, porcupines live in woodlands and forests where they eat wood and bark. Sometimes they even sneak into campgrounds to chew on canoe paddles or other wooden...

Porcupines – The Quill Pigs

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Hamsters – Cute Little Animals

Hamsters – Cute Little Animals
Hamsters are smaller than guinea pigs but bigger than mice. They are very cute, and seem like good pets. There are a few things you should know before getting a hamster....

Hamsters – Cute Little Animals

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Squirrels – African, Indian and Flying

Squirrels – African, Indian and Flying
Whether you live in the country or in a downtown apartment, you probably have squirrels living near you. Squirrels can live almost anywhere. There are 200 species of squirrels worldwide. They live in almost every country but

Squirrels – African, Indian and Flying

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Voles – The Expert Tunnel Makers

Voles – The Expert Tunnel Makers
You probably won’t find voles in your house, but these mouse-like creatures might be as near as your backyard. Voles look like mice, but they are stouter and have shorter...

Voles – The Expert Tunnel Makers

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Rats and Their Different Types

Rats and Their Different Types
What animal can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter? What animal has teeth so sharp they can grind through cinder block, wire or even glass? If you guessed the rat, you’re right. These

Rats and Their Different Types

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Rodents – Their Different Types

Rodents – Their Different Types
When you think of rodents, you probably think of small animals like mice that your mom doesn’t want in the house. But there are over 1,500 types of rodents, including...

Rodents – Their Different Types

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Anteaters – A Silky Giant

Anteaters – A Silky Giant
Most animals are messy eaters, but not the anteater. He’s about as tidy as they come. Anteaters eat –you guessed it—ants. They never destroy ant hills, but carefully...

Anteaters – A Silky Giant

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