Seahorses: tiny treasures of the sea

Seahorses: tiny treasures of the sea

Seahorses: tiny treasures of the seaSeahorses are fish that look like tiny horses with curled tails.  They have a little fin on their back that lets them swim forward, backwards, up, and down.  This fin can beat 50 times per second, but it’s so small that seahorses...

Louis Pasteur: The man who made milk safe to drink

Louis Pasteur: The man who made milk safe to drink

Louis Pasteur: the man who made milk safe to drinkOnly 200 years ago, people didn’t know what made foods go bad or made them sick. That was until a French scientist, Louis Pasteur, proved that bacteria, and not demons, were the reason. At the time, people knew boiling...

Discovering cheese: a tasty accident!

Discovering cheese: a tasty accident!

Discovering cheese: a tasty accident!Cheese was discovered by accident Scientists think cheese was discovered at least 3,000 years ago, because they found crumbs inside Egyptian tombs. No one knows who invented cheese, but one legend tells of an Arabian merchant...

Igloos: the snow homes of the Inuit

Igloos: the snow homes of the Inuit

Igloos: the snow homes of the InuitWhen the only thing around is snow… In the land of endless ice and snow, way up in the Arctic, live the Inuit people. Most of the year, the ground lays frozen under a blanket of frost, without a tree or rock in sight. Until the last...

How chicks are born: from egg to peeping fluff

How chicks are born: from egg to peeping fluff

How chicks are born: from egg to peeping fluffChicks start life inside an egg First, a mommy chicken grows tiny eggs inside her body. We call her a hen.  Hens can lay eggs all year long, but something special happens if a rooster is around. A rooster is a daddy...

Lighthouses use one tiny lightbulb

Lighthouses use one tiny lightbulb

Lighthouses use one tiny lightbulb Lighthouses have been guardians of the sea for ages. One might think they need a lightbulb as big as a whale, but they only use a tiny lightbulb.   Let’s find out how that’s possible, and hear the stories they have to tell about...

Cleopatra: the last Pharaoh

Cleopatra: the last Pharaoh

Cleopatra: the last Pharaoh  In the history books, Cleopatra’s name shines brightly. She’s a symbol of intelligence, power, and courage. Cleopatra – the last Pharaoh – left legacies that still reach us through the sands of time…  Her story begins like this… Once upon...

Cracking the secrets of Morse Code

Cracking the secrets of Morse Code

Cracking the secrets of Morse CodeEver wondered how spies talked before smartphones? Let’s tap into the world of Morse Code, where every dot and dash holds a tale waiting to be told.  We’ll explore how Morse Code came to be, how people and animals use it, and how you...

The great salmon run

The great salmon run

The great salmon runOnce a year, salmon embark on an epic quest. They swim hundreds of miles — battling currents, escaping predators — never stopping to eat.  Let’s follow them on their journey to see what’s all the rush! The incredible journey of the mighty salmon  ...

Fireflies talk in their own languages

Fireflies talk in their own languages

Fireflies talk in their own languages  Advice from a firefly: Look on the bright side! Fireflies are insects that glow at night. They light their bellies with chemicals in their bodies and in the air. Each firefly species flashes with its own sequence to send a...

You get a new skeleton every 10 years

You get a new skeleton every 10 years

You get a new skeleton every 10 yearsDuring your whole life, your bones are replacing themselves. They adapt in shape, size, and place to fit all the amazing things you do.  So about every 10 years, you have a whole new skeleton. But why do we even need bones? And how...

Why are clouds in the sky?

Why are clouds in the sky?

Why are clouds in the sky?Have you ever wished you could fly and touch the clouds? They look fluffy from down here, but are they really?  Let’s find out what they’re made of — and how exactly they get up there. What are clouds made of?   Clouds are made of water drops...