Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Turtles

Turtles are cold-blooded, meaning they can’t regulate their own body temperature. They rely on the sun for warmth. So what happens in the winter when it’s cold and dark for months on end? Turtles have a few clever...

Turtles

Posted in Tortoise Family

Birds

Many birds, including robins and Canadian geese, migrate to warmer climates for the winter. But lots of birds remain behind. Staying put has its advantages. The birds don’t have to fight for their territory in the spring. Nor do they have to risk the dangers of migration. Still, surviving the...

Birds

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Frogs

Frogs and toads seem like fragile animals, and in some ways they are. Yet, they’re also resilient. Frogs live on almost every part of the earth, including the Arctic Circle and the deserts of Africa. They have developed remarkable...

Frogs

Posted in Frogs and Toads

Insects

There are almost 1 million different kinds of insects, but have you ever wondered where they go during the winter? Most of them become dormant, but a few die in the fall. Fun Facts Adult flies and mosquitoes live through the winter in attics and unused rooms in a...

Insects

Posted in Insects

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 some mammals, their body temperature doesn’t drop, but stays at a...

Squirrels

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Magellanic Penguin

Magellanic Penguin is a South American species that can be found inhabiting the rocky islands off the coast of parts of South America. This species was named after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He was the first person to see them during a voyage in 1519. Unlike other species, these

Magellanic Penguin

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Glass Frog

Glass frog is also known as ‘see-through frog’. This frog got this name because of its translucent abdominal skin. The frog’s beating heart and other organs like liver and intestines etc. are visible. They are...

Glass Frog

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Lake Whitefish Facts 

Lake Whitefish is a saltwater fish. It belongs to the salmon family. It has greenish-brown scales on the back and silver scales on sides and silver-white scaled on its belly. Coregonus clupeaformis is the scientific name for Lake Whitefish. They have small head with blunt nose and small mouth...

Lake Whitefish Facts 

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World’s Most Dangerous Fish

Fish are water living vertebrates. They use their special organ called gills for breathing. There are in total more than 30,000 different species of fishes that live in

World’s Most Dangerous Fish

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All About Queen Ants

Ants are social creatures. They live in large cooperative groups called colonies. Each and every ant colony is divided into three casts: - queen, males and workers. Every cast performs its own particular task. Queens and males are the...

All About Queen Ants

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Difference between Wasps and Bees

Wasps and Bees both belong to the same insect order Hymenoptera and they are extremely valuable for the environment. Most of the people confuse wasp and...

Difference between Wasps and Bees

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Lifecycle of a fish

Like every other animal on this planet, fishes also grow large enough to reproduce. Although each and every fish species has a unique method of reproduction but for generalizing, we can divide the life cycle of a fish in seven stages....

Lifecycle of a fish

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Porifera

Porifera
SpongeBob Squarepants is a funny, if mildly annoying, Porifera sponge. He dwells in the ocean, has huge pores and seems to be boneless. If Gary were a shrimp...

Porifera

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Jawless Fish: History, Evolution and Present Forms

Jawless Fish: History, Evolution and Present Forms
Over 500 million years ago, the first fish evolved. Most of these early fish are now extinct, but a few remain – lampreys and hagfish. These fish look primitive,...

Jawless Fish: History, Evolution and Present Forms

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Shark Family

Shark Family
From scary movies to beachside signs, sharks have a hair-raising reputation. But are they really as scary as they’re portrayed? The truth is, only 25 species (out of 368 species) attack

Shark Family

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Sea Mollusks – Poisonous And Edible Mollusks

Sea Mollusks – Poisonous And Edible Mollusks
Under the sea live over 50,000 species of mollusks. Mollusks include sea snails, squid, octopus, clams, oysters and mollusks. These animals all look different, but their bodies are similar. Mollusks have three body parts – the head, a visceral mass and the foot. The head holds the

Sea Mollusks – Poisonous And Edible Mollusks

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Crustaceans, Lobsters, Crabs and More

Crustaceans, Lobsters, Crabs and More
When you think of crustaceans, you probably think of the big lobsters in the tank at the grocery store, but did you know that rolie-polies are crustaceans too? Most crustaceans live in

Crustaceans, Lobsters, Crabs and More

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Mollusks – Soft Water Animals Without Bones

Mollusks – Soft Water Animals Without Bones
The word, “mollusk” means soft, and mollusks are just that. They don’t have skeletons or exoskeletons. Some have shells made of calcium. Can you guess which animals might be...

Mollusks – Soft Water Animals Without Bones

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Centipedes and Millipedes

Centipedes and Millipedes
Do centipedes and millipedes give you the creeps? They do seem a little scary with their wiggly bodies and many legs, but they can’t hurt you. Millipedes look a little like brown or gray worms with lots of tiny legs. They live in dark, wet places, like under an old log. They eat rotting leaves...

Centipedes and Millipedes

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Mites and Bites

Mites and Bites
You’ve probably never seen a mite. Most are so small you need a microscope to view them. But just because you can’t...

Mites and Bites

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