Science for Kids: The Planet Earth

Planet Earth is one of the eight planets in our solar system. It circles around the Sun together with other planets too. It takes the Earth 365 1/4 days to go around the Sun.


Planet Earth is a unique planet as it is the only planet that is full of life. Other planets are too hot or cold and have extreme weathers such as too windy or too icy. The Earth is just right for people as it has everything a human needs such as water, oxygen and the weather is perfect for us. It also has an atmosphere that protects living things on Earth from harmful radiation from the sun.
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Science for Kids: The Water Cycle

Earth has been recycling water for a very long time.
The water cycle is a way in which water moves around the world.Without it, nothing would grow and humans wouldn’t be able to live, the world’s water is never used up.

> The sun heats up the sea water, that makes it as water vapour.

> Vapour rises in the atmosphere, then down as rain.

> The rain falls back to the sea, then water vapour comes up and forms into clouds, water collects in rivers and goes back to the sea.

The continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.

Below shows how The Water Cycle works:

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Article by M (10 y.o), edited by Mum
Illustrated by M (Adobe Illustrator)

Science for Kids: Desert Facts

Deserts are dry. They are normally sandy or rocky. The original meaning of the word desert is ‘an abandoned place’.

There are four different types of deserts:
1) Polar desert
2) Subtropical desert
3) Cold winter desert
4) Cool coastal desert

The Thar desert is the 17th largest desert, and the world’s 9th biggest subtropical desert. The Carcross desert is the smallest desert in the world, it’s just a series of sand dunes since the area is too humid to be considered an actual desert. The Sahara in Africa, is the biggest and hottest desert in the world. It hasn’t rained for 200 years.

Some animals can live in the desert, such as: Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Hippos

Hippopotamus or is often shortened as Hippo are mammals. They’re the third largest mammal. Hippopotamus means “river horse” in Greek.

Hippos live in Africa. They are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.

A male hippo is called a bull.
A female hippo is called a cow.
A baby hippo is called a calf.

Hippos have short legs, a bug mouth and a body that is shaped like a barrel. Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Tigers

Did you know tigers are the largest of the big cat family?

Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are mammals the give birth to live young.They weight as much as three adults between 180-300 kg. Tigers can reach the length of up to 11 feet. They can run up to 55 km/h.

They have black stripes all over them, and an orange body with a white underbelly. It helps them to camouflage when they hunt.

Tigers have massive eyes and really good eyesight, so they can hunt in the night. Their strong jaws and big sharp teeth help them catch other animals to eat.

Their long tail helps them balance when they run and climb. Mammals eat meat, their favorite meals are deer and monkeys . They only drink water. They live up to 15 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.

Tigers normally hunt alone when it’s night time. They usually hunt large mammals. They can see very well in the night. Their eyes glow in the dark and they can feel their way in the dark using their very long whiskers.

Tigers are good swimmers too. They can swim up to 6 kilometers.

Tiger cubs are blind, in about 6 to 12 days their eyes open.

Wild tigers live in Asia. About 100 years ago there was about 100,000 tigers in the wild, sadly they was hunted and they got killed, today only 5,000 to 7,000 tigers are left.

Tigers doesn’t live in family groups like lions. They like to be alone.

Siberian tigers the biggest of all tigers. They can grow up to 6-9 feet, some can grow up to 11 feet. Siberian tigers weigh about 300-600 pounds. Males are larger than females.

The Siberian tiger is also known as the Amur tiger. Siberian tigers live in really cold places. A male shares it’s territory with a female, but not with any other males. They often hunt in the water. There are about 400 to 500 Siberian tigers left in the wild.

Article by N (8 y.o), edited by Mum
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Science for Kids: The Human Body | The Skeleton

We have a skeleton on the inside of your body. Without the skeleton our body would be as floppy as jelly. There are over 200 bones in our body, bones are very tough and light. They are made from calcium and collagen.

The skeleton does three jobs:

1. To protect our body for example skull protects our brain, ribs protects our organs such as hearts and lungs, backbones protects our spinal nerves.
2. To support our body, it lets us stand upright.
3. To help us move, muscles are joined to the bones it controls the way the bones move.


Article by N (8 y.o), edited by Mum

Science for Kids: The Eight Planets Facts

There are 8 planets in the Solar system, they are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Below are the facts about the 8 planets that you need to know.

1. Mercury facts

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It doesn’t have any moons and rings. Because of the distant to the sun a year on mercury it’s just 88 days long. The diameter is 4879 km that makes it the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury has a molten core.

2. Venus facts

Venus is the second planet from the sun. It doesn’t have any moons or rings. A year on Venus takes 225 earth days. A day on Venus lasts longer than a year. It spins the other the opposite way to the other planets. Venus is 12,104km in the diameter. Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Insects

An insect is a small animal that has a hard outer skeleton covering its body called exoskeleton. It has six joined legs and three body parts. Most insects have one or two pairs of wings. There are many types of insects, with different shapes, sizes and colours, which are divided into groups such as beetles, butterflies and moths, bees, wasps, flies and bugs. Sometimes they are also called bugs and creepy crawlies.


Almost all insects start life as eggs, normally they have four stages in their life cycle. Starting from: egg–>larva–>pupa–>adult. Continue reading

Science for Kids: All About Kangaroos

Kangaroos are unique animals because of the pouch on their tummy. This means the mother kangaroo can carry her baby in a pouch on her tummy.

Kangaroos have huge back legs and big feet. They move by hopping around on their strong back legs. They have a long thick tail to help them balance when they hop and to support them when they sit or walk.

Kangaroos live in the wild only in Australia, New guinea and nearby island. In Australia the word kangaroo is often shortened to just roo.

Male kangaroos are called bucks, boomers, jacks, or old men.
The females are called does, flyers, or jills.
A baby kangaroo is called a joey.
Kangaroos live together in groups called mobs.
There can be up to 100 kangaroos in a mob.

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I really like rainbows, because of the pretty colours. There are seven colours in a rainbow, they are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Do you know how a rainbow is formed?

When it rains and it’s sunny at the same time you will see a rainbow form. It happens because the beams of the sunlight separate into colours when it enters the water from the rain. Sunlight is actually made from different colours but we can’t see them as they appear to be white when it reaches the earth. And water can separate the colours, that is why the rainbow is formed when it rains and sunny. Continue reading