Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Hiccups

Hiccups. They’re loud, embarrassing, and mildly uncomfortable. We have no control over them and they can happen anytime, anywhere. But what causes them? Fun Facts Hiccups happen when the diaphragm – the dome-shaped muscle beneath the lungs – suddenly...

Hiccups

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Fart

Depending on how you look at it, farting is embarrassing, funny, or just a normal body process. Everyone does it, including most animals. In fact, termites are the...

Fart

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Sneeze

Sneezing is a fact of life. Babies do it and some animals even sneeze. Have you ever wondered why? Sneezing is nature’s way of keeping the nose healthy – sort of like a reset button. Fun Facts ...

Sneeze

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Appendicitis

The appendix is a small thin tube where your small intestine meets your large intestine. It’s on the right side of your body. For a long time, doctors thought the appendix served no purpose in the body. Now...

Appendicitis

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Breaking a Bone

The medical term for a broken bone is a fracture and the most common places to get fractures include the collarbone, the wrist, and the arm. A fracture happens when a bone is suddenly hit hard. Although having a...

Breaking a Bone

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Black Death

The plague reappeared in Europe several times during the Middle Ages, causing the deaths of millions of people. No one was safe. Many believed it was God’s punishment for people’s wickedness. Fun Facts In 1347, 12 Genoese ships arrived in the trading port of...

Black Death

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Chicken Pox

Chicken pox. What is it exactly and where did it get its crazy name? We’re going to find out. Fun Facts Chicken pox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It’s most common in children under the age of 12. A generation or two ago, almost everyone got...

Chicken Pox

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Birthmark

Birthmarks, like hair color and eye color, are traits that make each person unique. They’re sometimes caused by genetics, but more often, they just happen. Children sometimes feel self-conscious about their birthmarks but they’re just one more thing that makes us individuals. Fun...

Birthmark

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DNA: Your Body’s Blueprints

With over 3 billion cells, each with a specific job, your body is a wonder. Some of the cells help you see; others give you your sense of taste or touch. Still other cells allow your body to jump, run, or throw a ball. But how do the cells “know” which job to do? How do they “know” how...

DNA: Your Body’s Blueprints

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Femur: Longest, Largest and Hardest bone

As you all know, there are total 206 bones in human body. These bones are collectively known as human skeleton. Generally, these bones are classified in...

Femur: Longest, Largest and Hardest bone

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Structure of a Human Skeleton

Human skeleton works as a framework for the body by supporting tissues. It also protects internal organs of the human body. There are a total of 206

Structure of a Human Skeleton

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Structure and Functionality of Neurons

Neurons are nerve cells. These cells are specialized to transmit signals throughout the body. They are used to form the tissues of the

Structure and Functionality of Neurons

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Structure and functionality of the Human Brain

The Human brain is the most complex organ of the entire body. It is the command center of your nervous system. The...

Structure and functionality of the Human Brain

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Sense of Smell

Sense of Smell
Have you ever noticed how a certain smell can remind you of old memories? Maybe the smell of homemade cookies or perfume reminds you of your mom. Does the smell of stinky socks make you think of your big brother? Inside your nose is the olfactory epithelium, which is a fancy word for...

Sense of Smell

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Human Brain

Human Brain
Faster than the fastest computer, your amazing brain controls every move you make. Your brain tells your

Human Brain

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Eyes – Structure and Functioning

Eyes – Structure and Functioning
Inventors have made airplanes, telephones, computers and many other marvelous things. Few inventions, though, can compare to the wonder of your eyes. Your eyes...

Eyes – Structure and Functioning

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Human Body Senses

Human Body Senses
You live in a colorful, interesting world. How do you learn about the world? Through your senses. Through your sense of vision, you can see the world. You see your family. You see colors. You look at the grass, trees and

Human Body Senses

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Teeth – Not Just for a Healthy Smile

Teeth – Not Just for a Healthy Smile
Your teeth do more than give you a sparkling smile. They grind up food so you can eat it. Imagine trying to eat an apple without...

Teeth – Not Just for a Healthy Smile

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Blood – Oil for Your Body

Blood – Oil for Your Body
The engine in your mom’s car has oil. The oil does lots of things. It keeps the engine clean and it keeps things running smoothly. Your blood is a little like engine oil, but even better. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in

Blood – Oil for Your Body

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