Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Robin Cavendish

Imagine being stricken with a disease that left you unable to move or breathe on your own. What would you do? How would you feel? When this happened to Robin Cavendish, he probably felt like dying. Instead, he developed equipment that improved life for thousands of people in similar...

Robin Cavendish

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Michael Faraday, the Father of Electricity

"Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these, experiment is the...

Michael Faraday, the Father of Electricity

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Jane Addams

Born during the Victorian Era, Jane Addams could have spent her days, like many women of the time, entertaining friends and attending parties. As the daughter of a prosperous miller, she certainly did not have to work. But Jane had other ideas. She wanted to make a difference. Find out how she...

Jane Addams

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Isatou Ceesay

In the U.S., most communities have trash and recycling services that help us deal with waste. But what if there were no such...

Isatou Ceesay

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Nefertiti the Jumping Spider

What kinds of challenges do astronauts face? Cold. Darkness. Isolation. One of the biggest challenges is the effects of weightlessness in space caused by a lack of

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as “America’s Poet.” Born in 1807, he grew up in Portland, Maine. His poems often described American life in the 1800s. Some of his poems were about controversial...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Alexander the Great

More than two thousand years after his death, Alexander the Great is still considered one of the most influential people of all time, as well as one of the most brilliant military leaders the world has ever known. He was ambitious, ruthless, cruel, and at times, kind and...

Alexander the Great

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Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone became a legend on the American frontier. With his leather clothes and his coonskin cap, he was thought of as a tough, rugged hero who disliked civilization and preferred living alone in the woods.   Quick Facts Daniel Boone was born in...

Daniel Boone

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots or Mary Stuart was one of the most controversial rulers of her time. She was born December 8, 1542 and became a monarch in her infancy. She ruled from December 1542 to February 8, 1587 till her tragic death. Her coronation took place on September 9, 1543, at Stirling...

Mary, Queen of Scots

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Davy Crockett

The story goes that a comet shot out of the sky and hit a mountain top in Tennessee. A baby boy tumbled out of the comet and that baby was Davy Crockett. Davy could carry lightning in his fingers and slide down...

Davy Crockett

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Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder was a Roman writer, teacher, naturalist, and naval officer. He was born in AD 23 and died in AD 79. He wrote many books, including over 160 volumes on botany, biology, zoology, geology, and

Pliny the Elder

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Margaret Murie

"Wilderness is an anchor. Knowing it is there, we can also know that we are still a rich nation, tending our resources as we should — not a people in despair searching every last nook and cranny of our land for a board of lumber, a barrel of oil, a blade of grass, or a tank of water."...

Margaret Murie

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James Cook

“The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – James Cook Captain James Cook, unlike Peter Pan’s Captain Hook, was not a pirate, but an explorer, map maker, and captain for the British navy. His most famous achievements were exploring

James Cook

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Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman)

If you were living on the frontier with no store nearby, what would you raise or grow for food? Johnny Appleseed thought apples were an important food crop. During his lifetime, he sold (or gave away) thousands of apple...

Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman)

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John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws (named after the famous naturalist John Muir) is a modern naturalist who carries on a long tradition of nature study. He has written numerous books and once spent two years painting every plant and

John Muir Laws

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Anna Botsford Comstock

During the 1800s, a naturalist movement grew as people became more interested in the environment. Anna Comstock was one of the leaders of that movement. Her nature study lessons were used in schools around the...

Anna Botsford Comstock

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Florence Merriam

Imagine a time when it was fashionable to use birds’ feathers and even whole birds to decorate your clothing or hats. Now, consider that over 5 million birds were killed each year to support this fashion. Would you be angry about that?...

Florence Merriam

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Freeman Tilden

Have you ever taken a tour at a national park or historical museum? The person giving the tour was likely an interpreter, someone trained in understanding and sharing the history or special features of a place. A good interpreter can help visitors see the value and beauty of a...

Freeman Tilden

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Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner was an Austrian physicist who was also a part of the discovery of Nuclear Fission. She was born on November 7, 1878 to Jewish parents and her father was an attorney in Austria. Lise was one of the few students who...

Lise Meitner

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Anna Lee Fisher

Anna Lee Fisher is an American astronaut. She also became the first mother to fly in space on the STS-51-A space shuttle mission after being selected by NASA in January 1978. Apart from being a NASA astronaut she is also a chemist, a...

Anna Lee Fisher

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Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone is one of the most famous American explorers. He was a highly skilled hunter, tracker and marksman. He also led the exploration and settlement of Kentucky. He was born in 1734 in the Oley Valley, near Reading,...

Daniel Boone

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Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who is also the first Canadian to live aboard the International Space Station. He had set a number of space records for a Canadian astronauts. In 1995 he became the first Canadian...

Chris Hadfield

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Euclid

Euclid or most commonly known as Euclid of Alexandria was a Greek Mathematician who is referred to as the ‘Father of Geometry’. His name was derived from the Greek word which means ‘Good Glory’. He inferred the values of what is now called Euclidean geometry. This geometry relies on a...

Euclid

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Dr. Seuss

The complete name of Dr. Seuss was Theodore Seuss Geisel. He was an author, poet, screenwriter, illustrator, film producer, television producer, songwriter, animator and visual artist. He was born in the United...

Dr. Seuss

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Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman was the first British Citizen to travel space and also to visit the Mir Space Station. She was selected as a part of the Juno Project. Sharman was also the fifth youngest person to fly in space at just 27 years...

Helen Sharman

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