Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island
Ancient Hindu myths and stories are filled with images of horrible monsters, demons and fierce animals. The god Shiva has eight arms and is sometimes depicted as half man, half woman. Parvati, Shiva’s wife rides on a

Elephanta Island

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The Jewish Quarter in Trebic Czech Republic

The Jewish Quarter in Trebic Czech Republic
Imagine living in a city where the homes sat close together, separated only by small alleys. Now imagine that the alleys sometimes ran right through a house. Would people come through your backdoor and go out again through your front door? What if you were in the middle of eating dinner? Or...

The Jewish Quarter in Trebic Czech Republic

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Population Growth

Population Growth
Scientists believe modern humans have lived on the Earth for 200,000 years. We've made our mark – for good and bad – more than any other living thing. In the...

Population Growth

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The Old Town Lijiang

The Old Town Lijiang
Do you love the movie Mulan? Then you’d probably enjoy visiting the old town of Lijiang, in China. This town looks a lot like it did 800 years ago when people first began...

The Old Town Lijiang

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Crepes and Other French Foods

Crepes and Other French Foods
French food or French cuisine has a reputation for being fussy and hard to make. Some of the dishes are very elaborate and take a lot of time to make. Other foods go together simply with just a few ingredients. The main thing to remember if you want to cook or enjoy French food is to always use...

Crepes and Other French Foods

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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution
Is there something you’re good at making or doing? Maybe you’re the best cookie maker on your block. Perhaps your best friend is an expert bracelet maker. You could sell or trade your cookies for a bracelet. Your friend will tell other friends about your fabulous cookies and soon you’ll...

Industrial Revolution

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas in Sweden
In Sweden, Christmas lasts almost two months! The Christmas celebration in Sweden begins on the first Sunday in December, which is Advent. On this Sunday, families in Sweden light one candle....

Christmas in Sweden

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Traditional Swiss Sports

Traditional Swiss Sports
What would you do if you had no television, no computers, no soccer team and no video games? You’d work during the day, of course, but when the work was done, you’d probably invent your own games. That’s how many of the world’s games and sports began. Schwingen, or Swiss wrestling, dates...

Traditional Swiss Sports

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Religions of the World

Religions of the World
Since the beginning of time, people have wondered about the meaning of life and death. They have looked for ways to explain nature and the Earth. People all over the world have...

Religions of the World

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Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash
Every country and region has its own favorite foods. Most of these foods are based on what grows in an area. People living in countries near the sea, for example, usually love fish. Hungary...

Hungarian Goulash

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Australian Convict Sites

Australian Convict Sites
What if you were put on a ship and sent thousands of miles from your parents to a strange land? There you were forced to work as a servant, farm worker or factory worker. The reason you were sent away was because you had been convicted of a crime. The crime might range from something very...

Australian Convict Sites

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The Empty Pot – A Chinese Folk Story About Honesty

The Empty Pot – A Chinese Folk Story About Honesty
The Empty Pot a Chinese folk story is a fun story teaching kids about honesty. It was published on September 15, 1996 under the title "The Empty Pot (An Owlet Book)". The book was written and illustrated by Demi. In this fun story for kids, we learn about a boy and how he showed his honesty to...

The Empty Pot – A Chinese Folk Story About...

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Ice Hotel

Ice Hotel
Imagine a place where the sun never shines in the winter nor sets in the summer. The Land of the Midnight Sun refers to the northern most parts of

Ice Hotel

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Korean Mermaids

Korean Mermaids
Have you ever ducked underwater in the bathtub or swimming pool and timed yourself? How many seconds could you stay underwater? 6 seconds? 10 seconds? Perhaps even 20 seconds? Off Jeju Island in

Korean Mermaids

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Transportation

Transportation
Less than one hundred years ago, most people were born, lived and died within 100 miles or less. Today, people can travel all over the world in a few days or weeks. Modern transportation has changed how people work and live. People can live in one place, but work with people in another...

Transportation

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The Clever Girl – Italian Folk Story

The Clever Girl – Italian Folk Story
The Clever Girl is an Italian folk story. Folk stories usually means legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs included in the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. Sometimes "folklore" is

The Clever Girl – Italian Folk Story

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Thai Greetings

Thai Greetings
To people in Thailand, manners and showing respect are very important. In Thai culture, older people, parents, teachers and bosses are given the most respect. One of the ways Thai people show respect is by offering a wai, or greeting. Here are the steps for offering a wai: Place...

Thai Greetings

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