What is a solar eclipse? On this page you’ll discover what causes a solar eclipse, how often solar eclipses occur, and the different types of solar eclipse. You’ll also find out about umbras, coronas, Bailey’s beads, the difference between partial and total eclipses, paths of totality, and much more … Continue reading
Total solar eclipse 2017 viewing guide: information on how and where to watch the 2017 eclipse. Continue reading
What Is An Animal Cell? Find out about animal cells, and the difference between animal and plant cells. Continue reading
Animal classification facts and information for kids and students: how we make sense of the animal kingdom by naming and grouping species. Discover the 8 levels of animal classification.
TRAPPIST-1 facts for kids & students. The discovery of seven new planets could take us one step further towards finding out whether or not we’re alone in the universe!
TRAPPIST-1 Facts: Introduction
In early 2017, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized rocky planets in orbit around a star that – in astronomical terms – isn’t very far away.
The planetary system was found by a robotic telescope, and further discoveries were made by a telescope in outer space.
As if that didn’t already sound too much like science fiction rather than ‘science fact’, NASA confirmed that three or more of the planets could potentially hold liquid water – one of the key ingredients for life!
On this page, you’ll discover facts about the star known as TRAPPIST-1, and the planets in orbit around it. Continue reading
In this article we’ll answer the question what is science for kids. Once we’ve agreed on a definition of science, we’ll look at the different types (branches) of science.
We’ll then look at the ‘scientific method’. This is the way in which scientists go about their work, and how they make their amazing discoveries!
What is science? Let’s find out … Continue reading
Active Wild is all about exploring the natural world, and that means that science is never far away! Our science articles for kids provide a thorough explanation of many scientific subjects. Each article is written in a fun, interesting way, with plenty of examples and pictures.
Find out what gravity is, how plants turn sunlight into energy, how density is measured, and much more!
Gravity is the force that keeps us from floating off into space. It literally keeps our feet on the ground! We feel the effects of gravity every second of our lives (unless we’re astronauts), but most of us don’t give it a second thought. This article sets out to explain gravity for kids – and anyone else who has ever wondered why they fall down, rather than up. Continue reading
Magnetism is an invisible force that pulls certain substances towards a magnet. Not only is magnetism a fascinating natural phenomena, it also has many practical uses. Magnets are used in all kinds of inventions: from compasses to computers. This article explains magnetism for kids, and also lists the different types of magnet, and the various uses of magnets.
Did you know that the Earth is one big magnet? Read on to find out more … Continue reading
The planet Mars is named after the Roman God of War. It is the fourth planet from the sun, and our next-door neighbour in the solar system (Earth is the third planet from the sun).
Nasa has recently found evidence of flowing water on Mars, which raises the likelihood that life may exist on the planet! We’ll investigate their findings further down the page.
This article contains Mars facts for kids (and adults!). Let’s find out more about the Red Planet … Continue reading