Fun & Easy Science for Kids

All about Yawning

Yawning is a bodily activity common in most of the vertebrates. It is also known as oscitation. In humans, it occurs as early as 20 weeks after conception. It also has been proved that it is contagious and we will most probably yawn when someone next to us does the same. It is even more...

All about Yawning

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Vomit

Vomit, puke, throwing up – whatever you call it, it’s disgusting! But why do we do it? Fun Facts The most common reason people throw up is because they have a stomach bug – a nasty

Vomit

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ESP

Have you ever had a dream that later came true? Or had a feeling something was going to happen – and then it did? What’s going on here? Some people claim the answer is ESP, extrasensory perception. In other words, a sixth sense beyond our

ESP

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Memory

Our brains are pretty amazing. Like a high-tech computer, they can recall, sort, and retrieve thousands of pieces of data. But how exactly does it work? Can our brains ever be wrong? Why do we remember some things and forget others?   Fun Facts ...

Memory

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Hypnosis

In cartoons, characters who’ve been hypnotized can be forced to do crazy things they’d never do in real life. But that’s not how hypnotism really works. Read on to learn more. Fun Facts Franz Mesmer, an Austrian scientist, first introduced the idea of...

Hypnosis

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Bad Breath

Bad breath. Most of us have it sometimes, especially first thing in the morning. But what causes it? And what can you do about it? Fun Facts Did you know that drinking more water can cure bad breath? When you’re dehydrated, food (and the bacteria that causes...

Bad Breath

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Down Syndrome

In the nucleus of every cell in your body are 23 pairs of chromosomes, one from each of your parents. These pairs of chromosomes contain genetic material that determines your development, such as the color of your

Down Syndrome

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Autism and Asperger’s

Autism is a disorder that causes communication and social challenges. It can run in a family and is often genetic. There might be environmental causes for autism too. Doctors don’t use the term Asperger’svery much anymore, but someone with Asperger’s has mild autism...

Autism and Asperger’s

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Fever

Ever wonder why you get a fever when you’re sick? Fever is your body’s way of fighting an illness. When you’re sick, compounds caused by bacteria send a message to your hypothalamus, a small part of your brain that acts...

Fever

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Dwarfism

Learn More Visit Little People of America to learn more. Dwarfism is a medical condition. People with dwarfism are as smart and capable as anyone else. They use the terms dwarf or little people...

Dwarfism

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Left Handed People

If you’re left-handed, you’re part of a small group – only about 15 percent of the population. Scientists have a couple of varying theories about why some people are left handed and some are right handed.   Fun Facts One theory says that left...

Left Handed People

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Circadian Rhythms – Internal Body Clock

We use clocks to keep us on schedule each day. The changing seasons help us follow a yearly rhythm. But did you know your body has its own clock? In fact, it has more than one.   Fun...

Circadian Rhythms – Internal Body Clock

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Death

People often avoid talking about it, but death is a part of life. Plants and trees go through a predictable cycle each year of birth, death, and rebirth. Animals are born, grow, have babies, and die. Humans do the same. Have you ever seen a dead bird or animal? Have you wondered what happens to...

Death

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Hair

Hair. It’s color, texture, and style is just one of the things that makes you, you. But what is hair made of? And how does it grow? Find out below.   Fun Facts Hair strands grow from hair follicles, tiny organs under the

Hair

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Polio

Find out how doctors, scientists, and even politicians worked together to bring an end to this deadly disease in the United States. Fun Facts Polio has been around for thousands of years. An Egyptian mural depicts a priest with a withered leg, one of the common...

Polio

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Immunizations

You’re at the pediatrician’s for your annual check-up when you get the dreaded news. You have to get a shot. No one likes to get shots and they do hurt a little, but there’s a good reason for them.   Fun Facts Before immunizations, infectious...

Immunizations

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History of Medicine

The ancient Egyptians had an elaborate medical system that was initially built on magical traditions, but later became more scientific. The Edwin Smith Papyrus (3000 B.C.) and the Kahun Gynecological Papyrus (1800 B.C.) are two of the oldest known medical books....

History of Medicine

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Oldest People

How old can people expect to live? Where in the world do people live the longest? Do you ever wish you were older? Most kids do. But just how old can you expect to live? The answer: probably longer than your parents, especially if you take care of...

Oldest People

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Medicine

How are medicines made? How do medicines know which part of the body to help? Imagine you’re a child living thousands of years ago. You get a serious illness and you’re running a high fever. How would your parents help you? How would a doctor help...

Medicine

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Steroids

Do you love watching sports? If so, you might have heard of baseball players, weightlifters, or cyclists getting into trouble for taking steroids. Punishment for taking these drugs can be severe. Athletes have been fined and even banned from playing. So, what’s the big deal? Why is taking...

Steroids

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Bones

You’re jumping on your friend’s trampoline when – ouch! – the two of you collide and you land on the ground. When you stand up, you feel a sharp pain in your leg. You look down and notice that your leg is at an odd angle. Yep, you’ve got a broken leg.   Fun...

Bones

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Skinned knees are part of being a kid, right? Wash the injury, put on a Band-Aid® and you’re headed back outside. In a few days or weeks, that skinned knee will be ancient history. In rare cases, though, a skinned knee can lead to...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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Immune System

The immune system can be defined as our body’s protection system. It is a complex compilation of protective and disease-fighting cells that keep us from falling sick. It identifies invading diseases, viruses and bacteria etc....

Immune System

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Human Brain Worksheet and Quiz

Take this quiz and find out how much you know about the human brain. It will also help you to learn more facts about this important organ of our body.

Human Brain Worksheet and Quiz

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Acne

Acne is a fact of life for most teens. In fact, 8 out of 10 teens have acne and many adults get it too. It’s a good idea to get in the habit of taking care of your skin before you reach the teenage...

Acne

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