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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Types of Seasons

There are four types of seasons on earth: - spring, autumn, winter and summer. These seasons are characterized by differences in temperature and the length of daylight. Seasons are found only in the temperate zones. The...

Types of Seasons

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World Climate

World Climate
Climate around the world and even in the United States varies a lot. Places near the equator tend to be hot and humid most of the year. The sun’s...

World Climate

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Tropical Climates

Tropical Climates
Tropical climates are found in areas that lie close to the equator. Here the sun shines intensely. Within tropical climates, there are three groups: tropical wet; tropical wet and dry; and tropical monsoon. Tropical wet regions, also known as

Tropical Climates

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Dry Climates

Dry Climates
When you think of a dry climate in the United States, what state comes to mind? Did you say Arizona? Arizona certainly has a dry, desert climate. It...

Dry Climates

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Temperate or Mild Climate

Temperate or Mild Climate
Some of the best weather in the world is found in areas with a temperate or mild climate. These areas are usually mid-way between the equator and the poles. They’re often found near a warm ocean or sea. You might have heard of a Mediterranean climate. Areas around the Mediterranean Ocean, such...

Temperate or Mild Climate

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