Protists are one-celled organisms that feed on bacteria, dead matter and even other protists. Some use flagella, which are whip like threads, to push themselves around. Most of these one-celled organisms live in wet places, such as oceans,lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. Discover more here: http://easyscienceforkids.com/protists/
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Millipedes look a little like brown or gray worms with lots of tiny legs. They live in dark, wet places, like under an old log. They eat rotting leaves and wood and they’re not poisonous.
Centipedes have fewer legs and they move more quickly. They eat bugs. Centipedes do have poisonous front claws, but their claws are too small to bite through human skin. Only the giant desert centipede is strong enough to bite a human.
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Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun. It is 2.8 billion miles from the Sun. Like Uranus, it has a blue color caused by methane gas. Neptune has some of the fiercest storms in the solar system. Its storms are three times stronger than those on Jupiter and nine times stronger than Earth’s storms. Read more about planet Neptune for kids here.
Cappadocia is near the city of Nevşehir in southeast of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. You can see here Hundreds of volcanic rock formations look like fairy houses. People have lived in Cappadocia for thousands of years. Greeks and Romans invaded this country, but the Cappadocians survived. Many were early Christians who spread the gospel.
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Jacques Cartier was born in France in 1491. He made several voyages to South America, and in particular, Brazil. The king of France, King Francis I, sent him to explore the northern parts of North America, in which, he discovered Canada. On Cartier’s first trip, he sailed up the St. Lawrence River to what is now Quebec. Give your kids this free science interactive quiz to test how well they know Jacques Cartier, go here.
All cats belong to the same feline family and there are 36 species of cats on the earth. All cats are carnivores, meaning they eat meat. They have fast, agile bodies and can move without making a sound. Cats can climb trees and run.
Here are some of the members of the cats family:
Jaguars are big cats. Only tigers and lions are bigger. Like all cats, jaguars are carnivores. They hunt their prey by stalking it through the grass and trees. Then they pounce for the kill. Jaguars eat wild pigs, turtles, cattle and even caiman, which are like alligators.
Leopards live in Africa and Asia. They can climb while upside down on branches and even climb down trees headfirst. People hunt them and destroy the forests and jungles that are their homes. Leopards are endangered animals.
Tigers are the biggest of the big cats and most males weigh at least 400 pounds or more. Tigers are carnivorous. They eat wild pigs, deer, baby elephants and rhinos.
Lions are the only cats that live in groups called prides. A pride has several females, their cubs and a few males. Most lions nowadays live in special reserves in Africa. These are places set aside for them where they cannot be hunted or hurt.
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A season is a division of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth’s axis relative to the plane of revolution.
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Beetles are by far the largest order of insects, with 350,000–400,000 species in four suborders, making up about 40% of all insect species described, and about 30% of all animals. Though classification at the family level is a bit unstable, about 500 families and subfamilies are recognized. Read more beetle facts for kids here.
Geckos are cool-looking little lizards that live in hot places. They live mostly in deserts, rainforests and jungles. Geckos can be as small as 1 inch or as large as 1 foot long. Their tails are fat. Geckos store food in their tails.
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Marine mammals are mammals that rely on water for their existence. Some live more in the water than they are on land. Examples of marine mammals are seals, dolphins, whales and walruses.
I will share to you each marine or water mammals I know and I will give description to each one. This article on water mammal facts for kids will help you teach your kids about these amazing animals.
Walruses have tusks that are actually long and that can grow 3 feet long. Both males and females have them. Walruses use their tusks to pull their big bodies out of the water onto ice. Sometimes they use them to catch prey or to poke air holes in the ice.
Manatees are gentle, slow-moving water mammals sometimes known as sea cows. These large animals propel themselves through rivers and coastal waters in search of grasses, algae and water plants.
Otters have webbed feet and are expert swimmers. River otters can dive 60 feet or more. Sea otters dive even deeper in search of food. They live in the sea or in rivers and they hunt for fish, shellfish and other animals.
Seals or sea lions have large front flippers which help them get around on land, while seals are slow and awkward. Seals are definitely made for swimming. They eat fish, birds and shellfish and most of them live in cold water where fish are plentiful.
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