Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Donut Dollies

We all love a good donut, but did you know that donuts made a powerful contribution to World War II? During the war, the American Red Cross sent thousands of American women to Europe to cheer the homesick troops with conversation, entertainment, and you guessed it,...

Donut Dollies

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Pica

As a child, did you ever try to eat dirt or sand? Pica is the name for eating nonedible things, and while it’s normal for a curious child to try dirt once or twice, it becomes a much odder—and potentially dangerous—practice as people get...

Pica

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Weird Food Smells

Have you ever noticed that some food—homemade cookies, for example—smells terrific, while other food—like fish—makes you want to hold your nose? What causes those stinky smells and why do we eat odorous...

Weird Food Smells

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Food Contests

Imagine being a contestant on Cupcake Wars or Iron Chef America. The frenzied audience cheers for you and your cooking skills wow the judges. You win prizes and money, and you just might land your own cooking show. Well—this outcome might happen for a few lucky ones, but most contestants go...

Food Contests

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Food Eating Contests

Most people enjoy food, but you have to really love food to sign up for a food-eating contest. Imagine scarfing down 20 hot dogs or 35 donuts! Talk about a stomachache!   Fun Facts Major...

Food Eating Contests

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Chile Peppers

What plant is a fruit, but is seen as a vegetable? What plant can be sweet or spicy hot? What plant scares elephants away? The answer is...

Chile Peppers

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Weirdest Foods

What’s the most basic of human needs? Finding food, of course. And people have gotten pretty creative about using the ingredients at hand. Some of the foods listed here seem downright disgusting, but consider what you’d eat if there were no grocery stores nearby.   Fun...

Weirdest Foods

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Strange Fruits

One hundred years ago, oranges and bananas were considered rare, novelty foods because they had to be shipped from faraway locales. Today, they’re commonplace, but there are plenty...

Strange Fruits

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Food Factories

If you were a pioneer living 150 years ago, you’d probably raise most of what you ate yourself, with the exception of coffee and white sugar and flour. This lifestyle wasn’t easy. A good portion of people’s time and energy went into...

Food Factories

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How Food Gets to Us

Have you ever been to the supermarket right before a big storm? Chances are, people have raided the shelves. No more milk, no more bread. We tend to take food for granted until there isn’t any. But, where does our food come from and how does it get to us?   Fun...

How Food Gets to Us

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Additives and Preservatives in Food

Food additives and preservatives are nothing new. For thousands of years, people have used spices, salt, sugar, and vinegar to preserve food or improve its taste and...

Additives and Preservatives in Food

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Foraging

Ancient people, as well as indigenous people in many parts of the world today, didn’t have grocery stores to buy their food from. Nor did they have gardens or farms. Instead, they foraged for food, searching for nuts, roots, berries, and edible

Foraging

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Paleo Diet

Have you ever heard of the paleo diet? What is it exactly? A paleo diet, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a diet made up of foods that humans might have eaten during the Paleolithic era—2.5 million to 10,000 years ago.   Fun Facts A paleo diet is...

Paleo Diet

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Canning Foods at Home

Imagine it’s late summer. The kitchen feels warm and humid. The air smells sweet. Jars of beautifully preserved peaches sit cooling on a dish towel on the kitchen counter. This is what home canning is all about.   Fun...

Canning Foods at Home

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Gluten-Free Foods

Tingling fingers and toes, aching joints, and abdominal pain might be signs of a serious condition, celiac disease. People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can’t eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. A gluten-free...

Gluten-Free Foods

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Farmers

Remember Charlotte’s Web? Fern and her brother seemed to have an ideal life. They spent their summers outdoors, playing with the farmyard pets and swimming in the pond. These activities are part of life for many children living on farms—but there’s much more to being a farming...

Farmers

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Pickles

When you think of pickles, you probably think of dill pickles in a big jar. But pickling is an old art that preserves food through the use of a salt water brine. The pickles can be tart or sweet and come in a surprising variety.   Fun Facts Over 2,000...

Pickles

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Growing Food

Thousands of years ago, early people moved from place to place in search of food. They ate what they could find, including roots, nuts, and berries. Later, people living in places with rich soil and water, such as

Growing Food

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History of Food

How did the first men figure out which foods were edible and which weren’t? How did they learn to prepare and cook food? The process evolved over thousands of years.   Fun Facts Early men were hunters and gatherers. They moved from place to place...

History of Food

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The First Recipes

No one knows exactly when the first recipes were created, but the idea of preparing foods for good flavor probably took hold after people began growing crops and keeping livestock. Before that, hunting and scavenging for food probably took so much time and energy that people gave little thought...

The First Recipes

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Preserving Food

Nowadays, the supermarket sells fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. Freezers keep meat, vegetables, bread, and other items fresh and safe to eat for months at a...

Preserving Food

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Toxic Food

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you know that it’s miserable. Food poisoning is caused by eating food that contains bacteria. This bacteria can make you really sick. But did you know that some foods contain...

Toxic Food

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Ice Cream

Cold, sweet, and creamy. Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer day? But have you ever wondered how—or when—ice cream was invented? Turns out, ice cream has been around for over 2,000 years!   Fun Facts We don’t know exactly when the first...

Ice Cream

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MyPlate

Thousands of years ago, people ate whatever they could find—roots, nuts, berries, or meat. Today, we can instantly find a huge variety of foods in the supermarket and we can afford to be more choosey. But what should we eat? How do we know which foods are most healthy?   Fun...

MyPlate

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GMOs

What if scientists could insert gene material from a bacterium that destroys certain types of caterpillars or insects directly into a plant? Sound like some weird...

GMOs

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