Fun & Easy Science for Kids

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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Organic Food

You’ve probably seen food labeled with the green and white sticker indicating it’s organic, but what does organic actually mean?   Fun Facts To bear that “organic” label, according to the USDA, food must be grown without the addition of most...

Organic Food

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Food Grades

What if foods were given a report card based on their quality? Well, in some cases, that’s exactly what happens! They are given grades. Fun Facts The Food Safety Act of 1990 calls for certain foods to be regularly inspected and monitored for wholesomeness and...

Food Grades

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Food Safety

Contaminated food can lead to serious illness. During the 1930s, 150 people died from eating contaminated oysters. Today’s food supply is much safer. At home, you can minimize the risk of food poisoning by washing your hands before eating, washing

Food Safety

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday falls on the Sunday before Easter every year. It is also the sixth Sunday and final day of Lent. This Christian holiday is all about peace and salvation. The day is basically observed to mark the occasion when Jesus rode on a donkey and entered Jerusalem. It is called Palm Sunday...

Palm Sunday

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Earth Day

The first ever earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. In that celebration, over 20 million people gathered in the streets of the US and protested the industrial revolution. It was focused on protesting against an oil spill off the coast of California. This day originated in the

Earth Day

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La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic Church which is located in Barcelona, Spain. It is no longer a cathedral and in 2010, it was declared as a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. It is also home to the tomb of Antoni Gaudi, who was the...

La Sagrada Familia

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Pantheon

The Pantheon is one of the most iconic structures of Rome, Italy. It is actually a Christian church and is the best-preserved ancient Roman building. It is the single largest concrete dome in the entire world and it is not even...

Pantheon

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Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world with the total height of 632 meters. This skyscraper has 128 stories and a total floor area of about 380,000 square meters. This building also has...

Shanghai Tower

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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge is the oldest of all four bridges across the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. This 3800 meters long canal makes a large reverse S shape. The construction of the bridge began in 1588 and completed in 1591. It took about 3...

Rialto Bridge

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Port of Shanghai

The Port of Shanghai is the largest port in the world in terms of cargo tonnage. It is located in Shanghai, China at the mouth of the Yangtze River and covers an area of...

Port of Shanghai

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Seikan Tunnel

Seikan tunnel is an undersea tunnel that links Japan’s main island of Honshu with the northern island of Hokkaido. This Japanese tunnel is the second longest in the world with a length of 33.4 miles while

Seikan Tunnel

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