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Earth Day for kids: Learning about its history and significance

Earth is an amazing place to live in. Earth can be full of so many wonders. And do we really take a moment to appreciate our wondrous Earth. Do we really take a moment to explain to our kids the significance about recycling and its benefits to the Earth? Do we really discuss with our kids the many plastic bags that end in rivers, oceans,…

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Fun outdoor project: Using recycled crayons to identify leaves

Botany or the study of plants is a great way to introduce simple and basic plant concepts. Plants have many components like leaves, which make parts of trees, bushes, and flowers. When plants grow, they can produce seeds, fruits and leaves. But leaves are powerful producers of photosynthesis. They harness the sunlight energy in the presence of carbon dioxide and water to manufacture sugars necessary…

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How is the winter solstice around the world?

For many parts of the World, the winter season has arrived (or perhaps summer); depending on which hemisphere you live in. But let us consider how winter is described in the Northern Hemisphere. The solstice and equinox dates mark the beginning of summer and winter, with the solstice date in June being the longest day of summer and equinox date in September being the beginning…

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Windmills: Powerful tools for renewable energy

Ever wonder how that water gets to the farm and the animals there. Ever wonder how the grain in your cereal box, pasta, or bread gets there. Ever wonder what that big tower with spinning blades on a field in a farm is for. Those mechanical towers are called windmills. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, windmill is “a mill or machine operated by the wind usually acting on…

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5 top wind farms as makers of renewable energy

Wind with its power can produce enough energy to light up a city, provide energy for a factory, and even fly a kite. With something so remarkable as wind power, it is also a marker of the seasons changing. Actually, wind is the forces of air that flows along waters. According to the U.S. Energy Information, wind is just simply air in motion. Wind is created upon how…

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The Hawksbill turtle unbelievable odds

As the sun slowly hid in the distant horizon, an unexpected surprised started to unfold in a nearby sand nest. Miniature, small hatchlings were surfacing from a Hawksbill or tortoiseshell turtle nest. Hawksbill sea turtles are named for their mouth appearance; it looks like a Hawk’s beak. Perhaps, it may have taken only a couple of months to hatch from the thousands of eggs beneath…

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Facts and benefits about sunflowers

Sunflowers face the sun during the long summer days to embrace the sunlight. These amazing flowers are like goddesses of the sun. Nature is at its best as honeybees carry the pollen from one flower to the next. And when birds feed on the sunflower seeds, nature takes care of its surroundings. But this magnificent process has been happening for thousand of years. History In…

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Learning about seasons around the hemisphere

Seasons change and they bring much change around the world. Perhaps, the leaves are turning color or the birds don’t sing or chirp as much as they used to. Another sign that fall is approaching might be less sunlight. All of this indicates the summer season is gradually transitioning to the fall or autumn season. As C. S. Lewis greatly interprets the fall season as:…

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