Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Djibouti

Djibouti
Djibouti lies in Northwestern Africa on the Red Sea. Neighboring countries include Ethiopia,

Djibouti

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Eritrea

Eritrea
Eritrea sits in northeastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea. Neighboring countries include Ethiopia and

Eritrea

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Togo

Togo
Togo is a narrow strip of land on the Western coast of Africa, bordered by Ghana and

Togo

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Nigeria

Nigeria
Nigeria is sometimes called the “Giant of Africa,” because it is one of Africa’s largest countries and it has the most people of any country in Africa. Nigeria sits on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It...

Nigeria

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Temperate Grasslands

Temperate Grasslands
If you’ve ever been just east of the Rocky Mountains, from eastern Colorado to Kansas and Nebraska, you’ve seen miles and miles of prairie or grassland. Unlike the East Coast or the Pacific Northwest, this area doesn’t get enough rainfall for forests to grow. Grasses and wildflowers grow...

Temperate Grasslands

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Temperate Forests

Temperate Forests
A place that has regular seasons of warm and cold weather is called a temperate climate. Forests that grow here are known as temperate forests. In areas with cold winters, such as New England,

Temperate Forests

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Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests
Near the equator, the sun shines almost year-round. The intense heat causes storm clouds to build up quickly, drenching the land with frequent rain showers. This combination of warmth and moisture is an ideal climate for

Tropical Rainforests

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Living in Freshwater Habitats

Living in Freshwater Habitats
That pond behind your house is a freshwater habitat. So is the stream running behind your school. Freshwater habitats are any natural water sources that don’t contain salt. They include ponds, wetlands, rivers, streams, swamps, marshes and creeks. Lakes and ponds high in the mountains...

Living in Freshwater Habitats

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Producers and Consumers Habitats

Producers and Consumers Habitats
In any ecosystem, some living things are producers and some are consumers. Producers include plants, microbes and trees. Through photosynthesis, they turn water and carbon dioxide into food, such as sugar and carbohydrates. They also make protein. When animals eat plants, they use the protein...

Producers and Consumers Habitats

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Kingdoms of Life

Kingdoms of Life
In 1735, Carl von Linne, also known as Linneaus, a Swedish botanist, developed a system of organizing and classifying every living thing on earth. This system is still used today. Von Linne’s original system only had two kingdoms. With the invention of microscopes, scientists discovered new...

Kingdoms of Life

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Dance

Dance
You hear some catchy music. Your foot starts tapping. Your fingers start snapping. Soon your whole body wants to move. What’s going on here? Certain types of music just seem to call for movement. People around the world have used dance for thousands of years to express thoughts and ideas....

Dance

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Communication

Communication
Have you ever wondered how the first humans communicated? Scientists don’t know exactly when the first language was developed, but they do know that humans have always had the ability to communicate. The first written types of communication were drawings, recorded on animal skins, cave...

Communication

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Types of Homes

Types of Homes
For thousands of years, people moved from place to place, living in tents or even in caves. They traveled in search of food. When people learned how to grow crops and keep livestock, they could settle down in one place. They began building permanent homes. The first homes were simple...

Types of Homes

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