Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Henry Ford

Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company and manufactured an affordable automobile for many middle-class Americans. He is also considered to be the inventor of mass production. With his innovations to the manufacturing process and his commitment to his workers, he became a true American...

Henry Ford

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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was one of the most famous mathematician, inventor and philosopher of his time. He was a true polymath as he made important contribution to many different fields. He is also credited with the invention of the world’s first fully functional mechanical calculator. The calculator...

Blaise Pascal

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John Dalton

John Dalton was a British scientist who made many important discoveries in different fields. He had a special interest in meteorology and the atmosphere. He is well known for his research and contributions to

John Dalton

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Pepi II

Pepi II was the last ruler of the 6th dynasty and Egypt’s old kingdom. His reign was also the longest in ancient Egyptian history. He ruled for 90 to 94 long years as far as we know. He was son of Pepi I and queen...

Pepi II

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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton was an English best-selling children's author. Her complete name was Enid Mary Blyton and her pen name was Mary Pollock. Her books have been on the best seller lists since they were published over several decades. She wrote around 800 books. They were translated to around 90...

Enid Blyton

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Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter was an American writer, photographer, and film maker. Her stories depicted the natural world and inspired later scientists, such as Rachel Carson.   Fun Facts Gene...

Gene Stratton-Porter

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Robert Frost

Robert Frost is one of America’s most beloved poets. His poetry was largely concerned with the beauty of New England. He loved nature and rural life.   Fun Facts Frost was born in 1874,...

Robert Frost

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Emily Dickinson

“Forever is composed of nows.” “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tune without the words – and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most beloved female poets, loved nature, but was so shy around...

Emily Dickinson

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William Wordsworth

“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth is one of the most beloved poets of all time. He lived during the late 1700s and early 1800s, a time known in literature as the Romantic Period. His love of

William Wordsworth

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Sylvia Earle

“Knowing is the key to caring, and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive action.” Born in 1935 in New Jersey, Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist, lecturer,...

Sylvia Earle

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Carl Linnaeus

“If a tree dies, plant another in its place.” Scientists today place all life in neat categories with sensible names that do not change. A few hundred years ago, though, scientists gave plants and...

Carl Linnaeus

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Maria Merian

Like most kids, Maria Merian was fascinated by insects. She loved watching them and learning about them. But, she lived during a time when people believed insects were evil. People thought they were caused by the devil and anyone who liked...

Maria Merian

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Hippocrates

Hippocrates is often called “The Father of Western Medicine” because he started one of the first medical schools in ancient Greece.   Fun Facts Hippocrates was born in Greece in 460 B.C. He learned medicine from his father and...

Hippocrates

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Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one...

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

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John Audubon

To repay evils with kindness was the religion I was taught to practice, and this will forever be my rule. Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day. John James Audubon was anornithologist (bird scientist) and painter. His...

John Audubon

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Rachel Carson

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary in life.” Rachel Carson was a shy, unassuming girl who loved nature, books, and writing. She grew up to be one of the 20th century’s strongest champions of the

Rachel Carson

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Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut. He is also a retired U.S. Naval Captain. He was a test pilot before joining NASA in 1962. He flew into space four times in the Gemini and

Jim Lovell

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John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir was a brilliant inventor and scholar, but that’s not what he’s remembered for. He’s remembered for his deep love for the natural world and...

John Muir

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is an American former basketball player and also the first athlete in history to become a billionaire. His complete name is Michael Jeffrey Jordan and is famously known as MJ. He was born on February 17th 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He started playing baseball, basketball and...

Michael Jordan

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Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and she has achieved many firsts in the history of space travel. In 1995, Eileen became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission during the Discovery's rendezvous with...

Eileen Collins

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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist, playwright. He was born on September 9, 1828 in an aristocratic family in Yasnaya Polyana in the Russian Empire. He was the fourth among five children of Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy and Countess Mariya Tolstaya. His birth name was Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy....

Leo Tolstoy

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Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is one of the first people to walk on the moon. His birth name was Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. Buzz was his nickname, but later in 1988 he legally changed his first name to Buzz Aldrin. He was born on January 20,...

Buzz Aldrin

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Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi was an American-Italian physicist. He was born on September 29, 1901 in Rome, Italy. He is referred to as the ‘father of the atomic bomb’. He received his early education from a local grammar school and at a young age...

Enrico Fermi

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Yuri Gagarin

Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space on April 12, 1961. His flight lasted just under two hours. During this flight, he orbited the earth once on the  Vostok 1 spacecraft. This

Yuri Gagarin

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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-born American industrialist. He was a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest businessmen of the 19th century. He was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. His family moved to

Andrew Carnegie

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