Fun & Easy Science for Kids

CN Tower

Toronto’s CN Tower is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is a 553.33 meter-high observation tower that makes it the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. The name of this tower is an acronym for the Canadian National Railway as it was built by the state...

CN Tower

Posted in Man-Made Wonders

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day falls on the third Monday in the month of February. This day is celebrated in the United States and is a national federal holiday. It is meant to celebrate George Washington and all other...

Presidents’ Day

Posted in Culture

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2 every year. It began as a Pennsylvanian German celebration in the 1800s. Initially, it started in Europe as Candelmas Day. In 1886, it was proclaimed as Pennsylvania’s first official Groundhog Day celebration. This American tradition is meant to...

Groundhog Day

Posted in Culture

Velcro

Fun Facts George de Mestral, a Swiss engineer and amateur naturalist, was walking his dog through the woods. When he returned...

Velcro

Posted in Culture

Popsicles

What would summer be without cool, sweet, and delicious popsicles? But have you ever wondered who invented them? Would you believe it was an 11-year-old boy?   Fun Facts In 1905, Frank Epperson left a cup filled with soda and a stirring stick on his front...

Popsicles

Posted in Food

Paper Clips

Inventions almost always come as a solution to a problem. In the case of paper clips, the problem was paper. Office clerks were responsible for organizing and managing hundreds of pieces of paper. Before the paper clip, they used ribbon, string, or even straight pins to keep the papers in...

Paper Clips

Posted in Culture

Breakfast Cereal

Cheerios®, Rice Krispies®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®. It’s hard to imagine breakfast without our favorite breakfast cereals, but there was a time when getting breakfast on the table was a lot more work. Before the invention of modern breakfast cereals, people often ate large, cooked...

Breakfast Cereal

Posted in Food

Chewing Gum

Champion gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde met her match with Willy Wonka’s chewing gum meal, which sadly, doesn’t exist. But the history of chewing gum is almost as interesting as a tomato soup, roast beef, and

Chewing Gum

Posted in Culture

Zipper

For hundreds of years, buttons were the main fasteners for clothing and shoes. Boots were often fastened by a row of tiny buttons. Pants were fastened with buttons, which attached to a shirt, jacket, or suspenders to keep the pants up. Even stockings required buttons or ties to stay up. The...

Zipper

Posted in Culture

Shellfish

Shellfish aren’t really fish, but animals that live in water. They include oysters, mussels, clams, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Shellfish were a major food source for Native Americans living on the East Coast. Early...

Shellfish

Posted in Food

Tofu

Cheese is made from heating cow’s milk to separate the solids (whey) from the liquid. The solids are then formed into cheese. Tofu is a similar product made by separating the solids in soymilk – made from soybeans – from the liquid. It was discovered in

Tofu

Posted in Food

Pasta

Mama Mia! Everyone loves pasta. This delicious dish has been around for a long time. People ate it in China 5,000 years ago. Researchers have found evidence that people were eating it in

Pasta

Posted in Food

Oatmeal

People have been growing and eating oats for at least 7,000 years. They were grown in ancient China, as well as ancient Greece. The Greeks were the first people to make them into porridge. They’re still a favorite food today and...

Oatmeal

Posted in Food

Lentil

Lentils are an ancient food. Originally, they came from Asia and the Middle East. They are part of the legume family and they’re related to...

Lentil

Posted in Food

Walnut

Walnuts in their shell are fun to crack open, but did you know these nuts are loaded with nutrition? Walnuts are among the healthiest nuts. Just a handful each day can strengthen your heart,

Walnut

Posted in Food

Salmon

Salmon is super healthy for you. Salmon is rich in vitamins and healthy fats that researchers believe can keep the brain and bones healthy, build...

Salmon

Posted in Food

Quinoa

Quinoa might just be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It has eight amino acids and many other nutrients. It’s so nutritious that

Quinoa

Posted in Food

Almond

Almonds are sometimes called a super food because they’re full of heart-healthy fats. One handful provides lots of energy and can even regulate blood sugar. Try them raw or roasted and salted.   Fun Facts Almonds are related to

Almond

Posted in Food

Garlic

Whether garlic can ward off vampires is up for debate, but researchers have found that it can get rid of other pests. Garlic has some powerful antibacterial properties and can kill many kinds of bacteria – even those...

Garlic

Posted in Food

Chocolate

Chocolate is a sweet treat that sometimes gets a bad rap, but eaten in moderation, it can be heart healthy. Your best bet is dark chocolate; a few bites a day is plenty.   Fun...

Chocolate

Posted in Food

Boysenberry

Berries are often called “super foods” because of their high antioxidant level, which is thought to keep the brain healthy and perhaps even protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Boysenberries are no exception. High in vitamins A and C, they’re loaded with antioxidants. And they’re...

Boysenberry

Posted in Food

Olives

Olives are one of the oldest cultivated foods in the world. They originally came from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Africa, and are mentioned frequently in...

Olives

Posted in Food

Watermelon

Watermelons are almost entirely water, which makes them a refreshing treat on a hot day. They’re loaded with nutrition too. Watermelons are a good sources of vitamin A and C. They are rich in lycopene, a phytonutrient that is believed to keep the

Watermelon

Posted in Food

Fig

Figs just might be the weirdest fruits of all. Think about turning a cluster of flowers outside in and you’ve got a fig. Now think about the idea that during their development, figs usually trap a wasp inside the fruit. Enzymes...

Fig

Posted in Food

Persimmon

Persimmons aren’t very common unless you live in the South, but look for them in the grocery store around the holidays. They’re usually found near the exotic tropical fruit and they’re bright orange.   Fun Facts The two types of persimmons you might...

Persimmon

Posted in Food


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