Planet Earth for Kids

This section is focused on our earth! Find out planet secrets, from rainforests to sea turtles. Be a science sleuth and track our planet earth -- oceans, mountains, places, nature, global warming, pollution, the natural world and much more. Amazing facts and unusual behaviour of reptiles, insects, animals, birds, rainforests... Come in and join our Earth Science for Kids club.

The Dark Kingdom of Uranus

Named after the father of the Titans in Greek mythology, Uranus is the seventh planet in the solar system. It was first observed through a telescope by Sir William Herschel on March 13, 1781. Although Herschel wished to call the newly discovered planet Georgium...

The Tiny World of Ants

It is believed that ants evolved from wasps and have lived in the Earth for at least 100 million years. It is said that at any one time there are at least 1 quadrillion living ants on the Earth.Ants are no doubt the most...

The Hot and Sizzling Volcano

Despite being the subject of considerable scientific study, Volcanoes continue to remain both dramatic and unpredictable. In 1991 Mount Pinatubo, 100 km north of the Philippines capital Manila, suddenly burst into life after lying dormant for more than six centuries. Most of the world’s...

In a Minute

There's a flower found in the jungles of Africa that changes its colour seven times in one minute! It is known as the 'Rainbow' by the people there.Light travels a distance of 18,00,00,000 kilometres in one minute, which means 30,00,000 kilometres in a second!There's...

The Baby Current Which Destroys

Did you know that the period between November 1997 and November 1998 was the hottest year recorded on earth? In fact, six of the first eight months of the year were the warmest since humans began recording temperatures on earth in 1866.Weather experts say...

Excerpts from ‘Everything has a History’

Haldane's books are the best for communicating science to a layperson. He wrote almost 300 brilliant articles on popular science for ordinary workers, many of which were later collated into books such as 'Everything has a History', 'Science in Everyday Life' and 'On Being...

Mutual Aid Societies

Everywhere in Nature the small, weak and apparently helpless manage to survive by parasitism -- sponging off hosts who may in their turn protect and help these hangers-on. Worms, ticks, fleas and various kinds of bacteria are common examples. But there are more spectacular...

My Life – The Tale of a Butterfly

I am a little butterfly. My mother says I am very pretty like her. Now, I will tell you the story of my life.My mother is a real beauty.Her brown velvety wings have white spots on them. With her wings spread wide, she looks...

Who’s Who at the Zoo

"Who’s Who at the Zoo" is an amazing book of animals by Ruskin Bond. Published by National Book Trust, India.Each animal is special; none too stupid or ugly, says the author. Out of 24 animal friends talked of in the book, here are some...

Excerpts From ‘The world of trees’

This is a remarkable book on trees – trees which are not just ‘described’ to you in words as having branches, leaves and sweet-smelling flowers, but trees which you can actually ‘see’ as you read. Big trees, tall trees, stately trees….all come alive with...

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