Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Turkey

Turkey
Would you like to visit an ancient country that has been settled for more than 8,000 years? You might like to visit Turkey or officially known as the Republic of Turkey. Here, you’ll find ancient Roman ruins, huge cathedrals, and castles from the days of the knights and Crusaders. There’s an...

Turkey

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China

China
Which country invented paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain, printing and the magnetic compass? The answer is China. China is one of the oldest civilizations and for centuries it was ahead of the rest of the world in technology, math and science. For thousands of years, emperors ruled China. Its...

China

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Laos – Previously Called Lan Xang

Laos – Previously Called Lan Xang
Hundreds of years ago, Laos was called Lan Xang, which means “kingdom of a million elephants.” Sounds like a fun place to visit, doesn't it? Elephants still live...

Laos – Previously Called Lan Xang

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Philippines

Philippines
Have you ever wondered how countries, cities and streets gain their names? Sometimes, places are given descriptive names. The Snake River that runs through the western

Philippines

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Korea

Korea
Have you ever had a fight with a friend or sibling that you couldn't solve or win? What did you do? When two countries have this problem, they sometimes call an armistice, which means they agree to stop fighting, but the war may not have really ended. This is what happened to Korea. After World...

Korea

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Japan

Japan
Japan is a rocking and rolling place – literally. This small country made of four main islands and over 6,000 smaller islands sits near three tectonic...

Japan

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South Africa

South Africa
South Africa, which lies at the bottom tip of Africa, is often called the “Rainbow Nation,” not because of its natural beauty, but because the country has so many different groups of...

South Africa

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Mauritania

Mauritania
If you lived in Mauritania, your meals would be very different than meals in the United States. You would stand or sit with your family around a...

Mauritania

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Algeria

Algeria
When you imagine Africa, what do you picture? Grasslands where lions and giraffes roam? Perhaps dense jungles or deserts? Native people raising crops and animals? Algeria has...

Algeria

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Ghana

Ghana
Located on the western side of Africa, Ghana is made up of low-lying plains and hills. Many people in the country are farmers, although people have moved to the cities in recent years. People...

Ghana

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Kenya

Kenya
In America, we have 50 states, but we are all part of the United States. If you visit different states, you might notice that the...

Kenya

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Africa

Africa
Welcome to Africa – the second largest continent in the world. Africa is also second in the number of people – the population – who live here. Africa is a vast, beautiful land with dry, hot

Africa

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Finland

Finland
Finland is a wild, northern country that borders Russia. The people who live here call their country “Suomi.” For hundreds of years,

Finland

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Egypt

Egypt
The Nile River that runs through Egypt has allowed this desert land to flourish and bloom for thousands of years. Because of the water provided by the Nile, Egypt was one of the first places in the world to be farmed and settled. Ancient Egyptians had a complex society. Their beliefs in the...

Egypt

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Morocco

Morocco
Morocco, in Northwestern Africa, has a long history of war and conquest. The Berbers have lived there for thousands of years. In the 7th and 11th centuries, Arabs invaded Morocco and slowly...

Morocco

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Brunei

Brunei
“Use your fork and spoon. Don’t use your fingers.” Maybe your mom or dad reminds you of proper table manners like these. What if you lived in a country where it was polite to eat with your fingers? Eating with your fingers is a traditional custom in many Asian countries, including Brunei....

Brunei

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
If you lived in Sierra Leone, you might live in a wood house in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. If you lived in a village, your home would probably be made of sticks covered with mud or blocks made from mud and heated in the

Sierra Leone

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East Timor

East Timor
East Timor sits in the Indian Ocean on an island also occupied by Indonesia. This poor country was ruled by the Portuguese from the 1600s until 1975. Not long after it gained its independence from

East Timor

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Central America

Central America
Joining North and South America is a narrow strip of land known as Central America. Technically part of North America, this strip of land contains seven countries: Costa...

Central America

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Albania

Albania
Albania is a tiny country in Southeast Europe, lying between the Adriatic Sea, Greece and Macedonia. From the rocky beaches, rise steep

Albania

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