Fun & Easy Science for Kids

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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Valentina Tereshkova

Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first ever woman in space. She made her historic flight at the age of 26 years. She flew into space on June 16th 1963 when her spacecraft Vostok-6 was launched from...

Valentina Tereshkova

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Louis Braille

Louis Braille was a French teacher and inventor who is also credited with designing the coding system using a pattern of raised dots which can be used by blind people to read through touch. He was born on January 4th 1809 in a middle class family of Coupvray,

Louis Braille

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John Cabot

John Cabot was one of the most famous explorers and navigators of his time. He was the second European after Christopher Columbus to explore 

John Cabot

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Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard was one of the original seven Mercury program astronauts. He launched from Cape Canaveral on May 5th 1961 in the Freedom 7 spacecraft. He made a 15-minute suborbital flight that reached an altitude of 115...

Alan Shepard

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was one of the most iconic monarchs in history. Her full name was Alexandria Victoria. She was born on the 24th May 1819 in Kensington Palace in London, England to Edward, Duke of Kent, and Princess Maria Louisa Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfald. She became Queen of England...

Queen Victoria

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Madame Curie Worksheet and Quiz

Madame Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she is the only woman to win the award in two different fields.

Madame Curie Worksheet and Quiz

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Francis Crick

Francis Crick was a British Biophysicist who is responsible for discovering the double-helix structure of the DNA strand, along with James Watson. He also helped develop radar and

Francis Crick

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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin was an English scientist and X-ray crystallographer. She was born on July 25th 1920 in Notting Hill, London, to a wealthy Jewish family. She attended private schools and done her matriculation from St. Paul’s Girls’ School in 1938. At the age of fifteen she passed the...

Rosalind Franklin

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Hernan Cortes

Hernan Cortes was a Spanish explorer who overthrew the Aztec empire and claimed most of Mexico for the crown of Spain. He also helped advance Spain's position in North...

Hernan Cortes

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Mahathir Bin Mohammad

Mahathir Bin Mohammad is the newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia (Election won May 10th 2018). He has won a historic election as he became the oldest world leader at the age of 92 years. He also served as the prime minister...

Mahathir Bin Mohammad

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James Watson

James Watson is an American molecular biologist, zoologist and geneticist. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins for discovering the structure of DNA. James...

James Watson

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George Orwell

George Orwell was one of the most famous English writers of his time. He is best known for his novels Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. Nineteen Eighty-Four was a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. George was born as Eric Arthur Blair on...

George Orwell

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