Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Rock Layers

Rock Layers
Sedimentary rock forms in layers over millions of years. If you look at a cliff made from sedimentary rock, you’ll notice distinct layers that may even...

Rock Layers

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The Earth’s Layers

The Earth’s Layers
Have you ever wondered why a bottle of soda fizzes – and sometimes bubbles over – when you open it? The answer is pressure. A bottle of soda contains high pressure. Leave the cap on and nothing happens. As soon as you take the cap off, though, some of the liquid soda escapes and becomes a

The Earth’s Layers

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Craters

Craters
Meteors are pieces of flying rock, metal and space debris. They generally burn up as they enter the Earth’s atmosphere, but occasionally they hit the Earth....

Craters

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Crystals

Crystals
Here’s a project for you: place a black sheet of paper on a cookie sheet. Set the paper outdoors the next time it snows. Allow a few snowflakes to fall on the paper. Bring the cookie sheet indoors and look at the snowflakes through a magnifying lens. What do you see? That flat snowflake...

Crystals

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All About Soil

All About Soil
Soil is like a cake made from lots of different things. Soil consists of crumbling rock or sand, clay, dead plant and animal remains, fungi and even manure. It also contains...

All About Soil

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All About Fossils

All About Fossils
When an animal or plant dies, it usually decays quickly. Dead animals are often eaten. Sometimes, though, an animal’s body sinks into thick mud. The mud contains no...

All About Fossils

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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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All About Earth’s Magnetism

All About Earth’s Magnetism
Both Earth’s inner and outer core are metal, but the outer core remains liquid while pressure keeps the inner core solid. The liquid outer core is constantly moving. This moving metal generates a magnetic field around the...

All About Earth’s Magnetism

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Tectonic Plates

Tectonic Plates
Have you ever watched a pot of soup simmering on the stove? Steam in the pot rises. Put a lid on the pot and the steam and water may actually boil over. Turn the heat down, though, and the water and steam drop too. Deep beneath the

Tectonic Plates

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Earth’s Crust

Earth’s Crust
The interior of the Earth is one hot place. In fact, some of it is liquid rock or metal. The crust, though, is made of rock that has cooled to a hard outer skin....

Earth’s Crust

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The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl
When the first settlers crossed the American plains in the mid-to-late 1800s, the vast landscape must have seemed endless. So much fertile land to be ranched or farmed. Although being a farmer or rancher was hard work, it was a satisfying way of life for many people. In the 1920s, grain...

The Dust Bowl

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Erosion

Erosion
The next time you’re in the mountains, pay attention to the rocks. You’ll probably notice areas near the base of the...

Erosion

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