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.

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 not size up to the colonies built by tiny little sea creatures - the coral. The colonies built by corals...

The Earthworm’s Good Turn

Every day, countless dustbins are emptied in dumping grounds. A lot of this garbage ends up polluting the ground water and also the rivers and seas.Actually, a large part of this junk, especially the biodegradable waste (waste that can be decomposed) can be disposed...

Rhinoceros: On the Comeback Trail

Next to the tusk-bearing elephants, rhinos are the other large animals heavily targeted by poachers. Rhinos are poached for their horns and these are sold in the black market at astonishing prices.Since 1977, trade in rhino horn has been banned but poachers and smugglers...

Treaty on Global Warming

In the last week of July 2001, representatives from 178 countries met in Bonn, Germany, for something that is very crucial to their future and the very survival of our planet. They signed a historic agreement that promises to fight global warming. This is...

Dropping Trees from the Sky – Hydroseeding

Finally there is a simple solution to the growing problems of deforestation and the greenhouse effect - dropping millions of trees out of an aircraft.The idea may sound bizarre but it has come from The Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company, USA. The company has proposed...

The Straightened Leaning Tower of Pisa

You must have heard about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In 1990, the tower was made off limits when engineers pointed out that the weight of people climbing the spiral steps could increase the inclination of the tower, and topple it eventually. After some...

The Earth Is Getting dimmer

If you have viewed a crescent moon on a clear night, you would have observed an eerie glow around the moon. This is called earthshine. Do you know why the moon glows?Our earth and the moon act as giant mirrors that reflect sunlight. Actually...

Man’s Best Friend

Who is man's best friend? Of course there are no points for guessing that one - the dog. The dog is the most popular domestic animal in the world. For more than 12,000 years the dog has been a companion, a protector and above...

Tree Rings tell many Tales

Examining ancient trees helps scientists get an amazing picture of Earth's life, for trees are a record of their life time. By looking closely at the rings of a tree, scientists can not only tell how old it is; they can also tell you...

An Octopus as Jar-opener

Try opening a bottle of jam. See how skilfully your fingers wrap around the lid and unscrew it?Now researchers at the Brighton University, United Kingdom, are carrying out an interesting study to see if the octopus, too, has the same skill. Makes sense considering...

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