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Spanish lesson for kids: Learning about colors

Colors, magnificent as they are, can describe the very essence of where we live. They illustrate every single detail about where and how we see the world around us. From a shirt to a milk cup, colors can tell us whether the shirt is red or the milk cup is yellow. But how can our eyes detect and identify the different colors we see?

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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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Easy Science Project for Kids: How to Grow a Lima Bean Seed

School science projects can be an exciting time for students who like to explore the wonders of nature. For children, it is a great time to explain the many natural processes that occur around us. A very simple science project, to begin with, is the process of growing a Lima bean seed. Lima bean seeds are easy to grow and resilient to climate changes. They have a…

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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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Habitat and fun facts about iguanas in the desert

Is it possible to observe iguanas in the arid, dry climate of the desert? As a matter of fact, Desert Iguanas or Dipsosaurus dorsalis are native to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the Southwestern region of the United States. They can also be found in the Northwestern areas of Mexico. The Desert Iguana is a small reptile of about 10 – 16 inches long,…

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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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3 main benefits of honey as medicinal, skin and natural sweetener

Who would have thought that a wonder food such as honey could have numerous benefits? Not only has this amazing sweetener been around for centuries, but also it has been providing medicinal properties since the ancient times. Although it takes 2 million flowers to make a pound of honey, much of this commercial commodity can sometimes have other elements. Honeybees make a remarkable journey in…

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Fun facts about honey bees

How often do children exclaim to parents or educators that honeybees only have the ability to sting when they observe them in parks or backyards? Although it is a fact that they have this defense mechanism, these bees present a much more amazing contribution to nature than stinging. What are they? They are part of the Apis genus and mostly considered to manufacture honey. They…

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