Kids

Deflation

Balloons from kids’ birthday parties often hang around for weeks.  But the helium balloon is often on the floor, largely deflated, by the next morning. Balloons are made from very long stretchy molecules, whose structure is a tangled mass of strands, which twist around each other like spaghetti on a plate.  The long molecular strands […]

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January 15, 2015

Duck-Billed Platypus

platypus

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December 24, 2014

Money

Money is used to pay for various goods and services. It is also used to measure and store value. Money usually takes the form of coins, banknotes and bank balances. There are a number of different currencies used in countries around the world. Many countries have their own currency, while some use a shared currency. […]

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December 18, 2014

Observational Science

science, for kids

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November 20, 2014

What is Fire?

Fire explained, for kids

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November 13, 2014

Springs

springs explained, for kids

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November 6, 2014

Buoyancy

Have you ever wondered why heavy steel ships float and don’t sink?

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October 30, 2014

Glaciers

Glaciers are flowing masses of ice, created by years of snowfall and cold temperatures. Approximately one-tenth of Earth is covered by glaciers, including Antarctica and parts of Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Russia, and Alaska. Mountainous regions on every continent except Australia also contain glaciers. Glaciers have enormous powers to reshape the face of Earth. Even today, […]

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October 16, 2014

The Universe

The universe, totality of matter and energy in existence. The study of the origin of the universe, or cosmos, is known as cosmogony, and that of its structure and evolution, cosmology. The age of the universe depends on which theory of cosmology one accepts. According to the big bang theory, favored by most scientists, the […]

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October 2, 2014

Pyramids

The Egyptian Pyramids are colossal structures used by the ancient world for religious purposes.

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September 25, 2014

How US Laws Protect Wives

What could Aisha have done differently to have avoided this pitfall with someone otherwise regarded as a good man?

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September 11, 2014

Time Zones

time zones, for kids

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August 7, 2014

Meteoroid

A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body travelling through space. Meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids, and range in size from small grains to 1 meter-wide objects. Smaller objects than this are classified as micrometeoroids or space dust. Most are fragments from comets or asteroids, while others are collision impact debris ejected from […]

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July 31, 2014

Carbonated water

carbonated water, explained

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July 17, 2014

Weed

Weeds compete with productive crops or pasture, ultimately converting productive land into unusable scrub.

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July 3, 2014

How does snow form?

snowflakes

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June 26, 2014

The Earth’s Rotation

Earth’s rotation

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June 19, 2014

Orbit

In astronomy, the Earth’s orbit is the motion of the Earth around the Sun, from an average distance of 149.59787 million kilometers (93 million miles) away. A complete orbit of the Earth around the Sun occurs every 365.256363004 mean solar days (1 sidereal year).[nb 1] This motion gives an apparent movement of the Sun with […]

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June 12, 2014

The Respiratory System!

the respiratory system explained for kids

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June 5, 2014

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