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  • Ten interesting facts about Earth

    Ten interesting facts about Earth

    Earth is not a perfect sphere. Earth is wider around the equator, the imaginary line around the middle. How much wider? Well, only 0.3%. Although Earth appears round in photos, it is just barely not. Days are getting longer. 4.6 billion years ago when planet Earth was formed, days were …
  • Five questions on global warming

    Five questions on global warming

    Earth is warming up—and fast. The average climate reported throughout the entire planet is called “Global Climate”. Scientists and all of us are very concerned because global climate is changing. The earth’s average temperature is rising – and faster that in any other period scientists have studied in earth’s history. …
  • How to produce energy

    How to produce energy

    You don’t always have to turn off lights if.. We have always been told and reminded repeatedly to turn off unneeded lights to save energy, but this is not always true. If you have special energy saving light bulbs called CFLs, turning them on and off too often may shorten …
  • 10 different ecosystems on Earth

    10 different ecosystems on Earth

    The incredible and fragile Coral reefs. Also called the “rainforests of the sea”, Coral reefs are complex ecosystems under the sea. Corals are hard calcium carbonate structures built by small polyps, lots of people mistake them for rocks but they are alive!  Corals form a base for many other ocean …
  • Coal and fossil fuels

    Coal and fossil fuels

    What are fossil fuels? Since the chemical remains of prehistoric plants and animals are what make coal and oil, these are called fossil fuels and this is what you put in your gas tank when you fill up your car. Carbon is a great part of all living things on …
  • 10 interesting things on the water

    10 interesting things on the water

    Finding water could lead to finding life. One element  that all living things on Earth have in common is their need for water. Every living thing from the smallest virus to the largest elephant needs water to survive, wherever they live. Life on Earth is possible because of water. Astrobiologists,who …