Changes in Matter Investigation

How Can Water Change? Investigate: You will need: Four ice cubes Three plastic plates or bowls A pot Paper and pencil to record your results Method: Put one ice cube in each plate or bowl. Put them in different places around the room. Put one in the sun by a window, or under a desk […]

Solar System and Weather Earth Science Unit

Earth Science Articles deal with various subjects relating to the planet we live on. Also termed as Geoscience, the subject is a unique case in planetary science due to its exclusive life form. The subject also often involves physics, geology, mathematics, chemistry and biology for a comprehensive knowledge of the Earth’s functioning. The various branches […]

Changes in Matter Experiment

How Much Water Does an Apple Contain? Try this experiment to see how much liquid an apple contains. You will need: Half an apple, with the core removed A balance A shallow pan Kitchen paper Method: Weigh the apple. Record the weight. Carefully cut the apple into thin slices (it needs a sharp knife, so […]

Endangered Orangutans

The word orangutan comes from Malaysian language and it means “man of the forest”. They are often called red apes because of their reddish hair. Orangutans are highly intelligent and gentle. They are the largest tree dwelling animals in the world. They live about 100 feet above the rainforest grounds on the islands of Borneo […]

Earth’s Tilt

The Earth is a sphere. It can be divided into two hemispheres, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The best way to understand this is to make a model. You will need an orange, or any other spherical object that you can pierce, a marker and a knitting needle skewer or sharp, thin stick. Take the […]

Direct and Indirect Light

Direct Light Produces More Heat For this we will do another very simple experiment. You need a flashlight and a piece of paper. First of all you need to experiment a little with the flashlight. Put your hand up against the light source. Feel that it is warm. Move your hand away just a little. […]

Penguin Facts

In order to understand the adaptations penguins have, we first need to look at some of the characteristics of all birds. Birds have their feathers in rows, with spaces in between. In order to fly they need extra light bones. They have extra air spaces in all their bones to make them lighter. The arrangement […]

Four Seasons

Most places on Earth experience four seasons every year. These are spring, summer, fall (or autumn) and winter. Here we are going to find out why we have different seasons. The seasons are caused by a combination of things. The Earth is tilted as it moves around the sun. Direct sunlight produces more heat than […]

What is Color?

by Nancy Sutthoff The Electromagnetic Spectrum The entire electromagnetic spectrum is made up of ultraviolet, visible light, and infrared. The human eye can only see the light sector of the spectrum. That is Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. (ROY G BIV is how I was taught to remember it in school). These […]

Facts About Zebras

Inquisitive to know the facts about zebras? And why? Because you have just been stumped with the question, “With zebras, is it black over white or the other way around?” a perennial favorite with riddle lovers. Zebras may not possess the feline charm of a leopard or the cuddliness of a koala, the majesty of […]