Science for Kids

Science magazines for children, that helps you discover the known, the unknown, as well as little known facts. Discover the how and why of everyday things and explore the rare and exotic living species . Facts, features, learning and fun for kids.

What is the Weight of Air?

As you stand in the middle of a playground or while you are sitting in your class, there is an immense weight right over your head, but you do not feel it! This is the weight of the atmosphere, or air, as we know...

Why do Locusts Swarm?

Have you ever tried chasing a frisky grasshopper? If you have, you will definitely know that scampering after a jumpy bug is not an easy task. Most species of grasshoppers have a keen sense of hearing and the moment they sense trouble, they can...

How Far Away are the Stars?

The sun is a star, just like the thousands of others we see in the sky each night. But it looks so very big. Is it the biggest star? No. The only reason the sun appears so big is because it is closer to...

Why do we Blink?

How many times do you blink in a minute? Weird, who knows! Well, mostly people blink around 15 times a minute (Reader's Digest - Why in the World).Blinking is an involuntary action that protects the eye. Most of our eye is enclosed in a...

What is Pluto – a Star or a Comet?

Which is the planet farthest from the sun? Pluto, of course. But, some recent findings suggest that Pluto is not a planet at all. It seems Pluto could actually be a comet, reports the National Geographic website - www.nationalgeographic.comBasically, it is Pluto's small size that...

Which Galaxy is Visible to the Eye?

The sun we see everyday is just one of the thousands of stars we see at night. Such a huge collection of stars is called a galaxy. And the stars we see belong to a galaxy called the Milky Way. There are millions of...

Why do Cats Always Land on Their Feet?

When someone falls from the fourth or fifth floor, and survives, we call it a miracle. When a cat falls from that height, we watch astonished as it lands on all fours, pauses, then straighten up and walks away looking just a little fazed....

Why is the Ball-point Pen Called So?

Writing is one of the most important inventions. Humans first used brushes for writing, then thick reeds were used. Feathers were used in medieval Europe for writing.In the mid-19 century, metallic pens and nibs were widely used, while the fountain pen was produced in...

What is Ham Radio?

Consider this, your state has been hit by a cyclone with wind speeds measuring 300 kilometres per hour. All modern means of communication - telephone, cellphone, wireless sets - lie dead as the cyclone has destroyed all connecting stations and links.This is what happened...

What is a Volcano?

What is nature's most powerful, most destructive, most dangerous form? Some would say an earthquake, others a cyclone. However, these phenomenon are relatively smaller and less destructive in scale compared to the fury of a volcano.Fourteen miles southeast of Naples in Italy, lie the...

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