Category Archive: Science

Science, technology, and other related subjects.

Facts About Photosynthesis

“Photosynthesis” is the name for the way plants make their own food. They only use three ingredients — water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide. In the food chain, humans and animals are called “consumers” because our food comes from plants or other animals. But plants and algae are called “producers,” because they make their own food through …

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Facts About Storms

During a single 20-minute thunderstorm, 125 million gallons of water can fall to the earth as rain. The temperature of a lightning bolt is 50,000°F — about five times as hot as the sun’s surface.

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Facts About Elodea Plants

Facts About Elodea Plants “Elodea” became a genus of aquatic plants in 1803. Elodea plants are native to North and South America. Elodea plants are sometimes referred to as “waterweeds,” or “pond weeds.” The stems of elodea plants can grow up to 2 feet long.

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Cool Millipede Facts!

Millipedes can be great as pets at home, or in the school classroom for kids. Keeping live millipedes in habitats can be an exciting and fun classroom science project. Learning about millipedes provides a fun learning challenge for students learning about the environment. Here are some cool millipede facts to get you started!

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7 Facts About the Moon You Probably Didn’t Know

Fun Facts About the Moon! 1.) A one-way trip to the moon is the same distance as 49 round-trips between New York City and Los Angeles — about 238,900 miles (or, 384,400 kilometers). 2.) Five of the six American flags that astronauts left on the moon are still standing. The one that fell over

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First Halloween on Friday the 13th in 666 years?

Hoax alert! You might have seen a meme floating around the internet that claims “This is the first time in 666 years that Halloween falls on a Friday the 13th!” The truth is,

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The Smallest Monkeys in the World

The smallest species of monkey is the marmoset. They weigh only 10-12 ounces (~ 0.3 kilograms), and grow up to a mere 8 inches long (20 centimeters). Marmosets are native to South America. Marmosets have also been referenced by William Shakespeare in “Tempest,” Act 2, Scene 2.

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Seeing double in Super Mario…

The next time you ever play the Nintendo video game, Super Mario Bros., look closely at the clouds and the bushes. They are the same graphic. The only differences are their placement and color.

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She will bite your head off!

Praying mantises are cannibalistic! Well, at least the females are. After she mates, she bites her partner’s head off.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight!

Have you ever gone to the zoo and thought, “the lions always seem to be sleeping every time I come here!” That’s because, if you are trying to catch them up and moving around, the odds are  against you. Lions spend 19-20 hours (83%) of each day sleeping.

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