5 Ws & H

Who, what, where, when, why & how? Our online science magazine for kids tries to answer all your questions on science, environment, earth, geography, health, living beings, exploration and discoveries. You will find features on shooting stars, ocean depths, dinosaurs, satellites, ham radios, hiccups, and much more. Enter this fascinating kids science zone and find the answers to all your questions about the world around you.

Why does the Sun follow You?

Have you ever noticed that when you are in a car, or a bus, travelling on a straight road, the Sun appears to move right along with you?While telephone poles and trees close to the road, whiz past in the blink of an eye,...

What is the Trail behind a Jet?

When we were small, we used to look up to the sky and often see a white trail left by a jet aircraft. Rocket! Rocket! We used to yell, jump up with joy, clap our hands and strain our eyes as the 'rocket' disappeared...

What Is The Origin Of Silk Fabric?

My mother took out her favourite blue silk saree for the dinner party. I looked at it, mesmerised by its shimmer and lustre. The rich fabric draped around her body, making her look so very elegant. Definitely no other fabric can match the qualities...

What is the Mystery of Dracula?

As bats flap through the musty castle, a coffin lid creaks open and an ashy white hand gropes for the cover. The lid slides off and a caped figure rises in the gloom - Dracula is on the prowl! Vampires have enthralled generations of...

What Makes the Egg Shell so Strong?

Have you ever wondered why hens don't break their eggs when they sit on them? The secret lies in the shape of the egg. An egg is a great example of nature's excellent skills in packing. If you squeeze the ends of an egg...

Elevator Physics

You get into an elevator (or a lift, as we sometimes call it) and for a second or two, just as the elevator moves down, we feel weightless. On the other hand, if we go up in an elevator, we suddenly feel heavier just...

Where Did Shoes Come From?

Ooh, aah, ouch! People in ancient times must have yelped like this when they walked on rough ground without any shoes on. And it was probably the pain and discomfort that propelled them to cover their feet for protection.Footwear has a history which goes...

Why doesn’t our stomach get digested?

All the food we eat goes into our stomach. Here, it is broken into smaller and simpler substances and get absorbed into the blood. Then, the blood carries these food particles to the different cells of the body, where they are used to provide...

Why Do We Have Wrinkly Fingers After Swimming?

You've been playing in the pool for almost an hour now, practicing your best underwater somersaults. Now it's time to get out, and as you look at your hands, it's . . . it's . . . it's the attack of the wrinkly fingered...

What is Artificial Intelligence?

If you touch a hot metal object, you will yank your hand away immediately. When this happens to you the first time, the sequence of events and the result (the burning of your hand) gets stored in your brain. This is what we call...

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was one of the world's most celebrated aviators. She broke records and charted new skies in the course of her short life....

A Friend in Need

It happened not very long ago. But when you're a snail, days move at snail's pace, too. So, if you were to ask our...

An Organism that is visible from Space

The elephant is the largest land animal. The Blue whale is the largest sea animal. But however big these animals may be, they can...

Why do Plants Lean Toward Sunlight?

Plants kept inside a room always grow in the direction of the window. In woodlands where there is a thick canopy of trees and...

What is Cloning?

Which is the most famous sheep in the world? A sheep called Dolly. But why is Dolly famous?That is because unlike other sheep's, Dolly...