Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity means that families, communities, or even entire nations are having trouble getting enough food to meet their needs. It happens for a lot of reasons and is getting worse with climate...

Food Insecurity

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Climate Change and global warming For Kids

For a long time, scientists used the words global warming to describe the changes taking place in the world. Over the last 200 years, the earth’s temperature has gradually increased, due mostly to the burning of fossil fuels. Now we use the term climate change...

Climate Change and global warming For Kids

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Greta Thunberg

Does climate change make you worried, sad, or angry? Teenager Greta Thunberg felt all those emotions and even became very depressed. Then she decided to do something about it. Fun Facts Greta Thunberg lives in...

Greta Thunberg

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Energy

Only 300 years ago, the world’s energy use was very different than it is today. Homes were heated by wood or coal and lit by candles or oil lamps. We used horses, wind-powered boats, and humans to move and transport things. Today, we rely on energy from fossil fuels, natural gas, and...

Energy

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Water

Water, more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by it, yet only about 4 percent of that water is freshwater, meaning we can drink it. And most of that is locked in glaciers. Climate change and population growth are...

Water

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Animals and Ecosystems

In the last 50 years, animals have become extinct at a rapid rate, and many other species are critically endangered, meaning they may become extinct soon. Fun Facts Animals are losing habitats for a variety of reasons, almost all caused by humans. Humans...

Animals and Ecosystems

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Population and Managing Climate Change

Another part of managing climate change is thinking about population growth. Currently the world’s population is around 7.8 billion. Researchers think the world’s population will grow to 9.8 billion by 2050. In many parts...

Population and Managing Climate Change

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Landfills and Recycling

Every year, we throw billions of tons of trash in landfills. These landfills are ugly and smelly. Toxic chemicals can leach into the soil from them. And what happens when they’re full? Fun Facts One way to keep things out of landfills is to...

Landfills and Recycling

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Healthy Soil

Before modern transportation and refrigeration, most of the food people ate was grown near their homes. Farmers planted and harvested crops by hand, using the same techniques that had been used for centuries. Growing food was backbreaking work. People got by with much less food and much less...

Healthy Soil

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Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo is an active volcano which last erupted in 2002. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world as it erupts on average every 30 years. This large stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470...

Mount Nyiragongo

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Lena River

Lena River is one of the longest rivers in the world and the longest river to flow inside the Russian Federation. It measures about 4,400 kilometers in length. This river flows across the Far East regions of Russia,...

Lena River

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What is a Drought?

A drought occurs when there is very little rainfall or snowfall over an extended period of time. When this happens, rivers and lakes sometimes dry up. Ground water in wells can go away too if we use it up.   Fun Facts Droughts are usually caused by...

What is a Drought?

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Water around the World

In the U.S., we can generally count on having safe, clean drinking water. We turn the faucet on and water appears. But in many parts of the world, families do not have a clean, safe water supply. They often walk miles to get water from streams or

Water around the World

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Where Does Our Water Come From?

Humans can live for up to a month with no food, but we’ll die in a few days without water. Our bodies are 60 percent water; our brains are over 75 percent water. Water cushions our joints and carries nutrients and oxygen to our...

Where Does Our Water Come From?

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Water

Water is essential for life on earth. Without it, life as we know it would end. Our bodies are made mostly of water and need it every day to stay healthy.

Water

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Water Conservation at Home

Water conservation matters because clean water is a limited resource. The population of the U.S. has doubled in the last 50 years; our water usage has tripled. Fortunately, you can help conserve water at home. Below are some ideas:   Install a water efficient toilet or put a...

Water Conservation at Home

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Mount Hood

Mount Hood is one of the most prominent of the cascade volcanoes. It is only 50 miles from the major Oregon city of Portland. With a height measured at 11,249 feet, it is the highest peak in Oregon. It is home to 12 different

Mount Hood

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Connecticut River

Connecticut River is the largest river in New England with a total length of 410 miles. It runs through four states: New Hampshire, Vermont,

Connecticut River

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Yenisei River

Yenisei River is the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean measuring 2,540 miles long. It measures 3,420 miles in length when combined with its major tributary the Angara. In terms of discharge, it is the sixth largest river in the world. The drainage basin of the river covers an area...

Yenisei River

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Indus River

The Indus River is one of longest rivers in Asia and the longest in Pakistan measuring 1,988 miles in length. It ranks 21st in the world on the basis of length. The word Indus has been derived from an ancient...

Indus River

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Tigris River

The Tigris River is one of two main rivers of ancient Mesopotamia. This river forms the border between Syria and

Tigris River

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Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is the most intriguing mountain range is the whole of Himalayas. It is a mountain of great religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus consider it the core of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu Mythology, it is said that Lord Shiva along with his family resides in this...

Mount Kailash

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Seine River

The Seine River is the second longest river flowing completely in France with a length of 483 miles. This river also serves as an important commercial waterway. The source of this river is a village named Source-Seine. This...

Seine River

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Murray River – Australia’s Longest River

Murray River is Australia’s longest river with a length of 2,508 kilometers. It is also the world’s third longest navigable river ranked after Amazon River and

Murray River – Australia’s Longest River

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Missouri River

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America and the 15th longest in the world with a length of 2,341 miles. The drainage area of the river covers total 1,371,000 square kilometers. It flows through...

Missouri River

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