Fun & Easy Science for Kids

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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Gulf of California

The Gulf of California is located between the Mexican mainland and the Baja California Peninsula. The length of the gulf is about 750 miles and its average width is 95 miles. It is also known as the Sea of Cortez. The entire gulf covers an area of 62,000 square miles. It supports an...

Gulf of California

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