The name ‘rhinoceros’ comes from two old Greek words put together. The word ‘rhino‘ means nose and ‘ceros‘ means horn. So a rhinoceros is really just a nose-horn! This makes sense because the horn is the first thing you notice about a rhino! Want to learn more facts about rhinos? Do you want to know where they live and what they eat? Or perhaps you just want to know the plural of rhinoceros? (it’s rhinoceros or rhinoceroses by the way!) Read on for all this and more…
Kangaroos are only found in the wild in Australia. Kangaroos don’t move around by walking. Instead, they move from place to place by jumping, using their strong legs and big feet to propel themselves along.
This page is full of kangaroo information and amazing facts about kangaroos for kids. There’s even a video of boxing kangaroos! Lets learn more about these awesome creatures…
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I was writing about how cold it was.
Well, what a difference a fortnight makes! Although it’s still a bit frosty in the mornings, every day seems to be getting a bit more ‘spring-like’.
It’s not just that the sun is shining. There are other little clues that spring is on its way…
There’s more to sharks than big teeth and scary music! These facts about sharks for kids may change your mind about these awesome animals …
Everyone knows what elephants look like: they’re big, gray and wrinkly… and they have trunks! African elephants weigh up to 7 tonnes – that’s the same as about three cars! Let’s discover some more interesting elephant facts…
This page is all about density. It will show you what density is, how it is defined and how it is measured. The article includes a simple explanation and facts about density for kids.
Density Trick Question
Our investigation of density starts with a common trick question:
Which is heaviest, 1 kilogram of gold or 1 kilogram of feathers?
When you look up at the moon, did you know that you always see the same side?
The moon does not rotate, so we only ever see half of it.
How would you like to see the other half?
What is photosynthesis, and why is it so important? This article, written for kids (& inquisitive adults!), sets out to answer just that question!
In a nutshell, photosynthesis is a process that enables plants to get energy from the sun. It may not sound too important when put like that, but when you start to think about where our food comes from, then it gets a lot more interesting.
Let’s learn more about photosynthesis…
The giant panda, with its black and white fur and black eye patches, is a very distinctive animal. Most people in the world are able to recognise a panda. However, despite its popularity, the panda is an endangered animal, and rare in the wild.
This article has been written to help you find out more about these gentle giants. At the end of the article you’ll also find out 10 amazing panda facts for kids.
- You can find out more about bears here: Bears: The Ultimate Guide
Be sure to watch the video of giant pandas in the wild!
Polar bear facts, pictures, video and in-depth information. The polar bear is the largest and most carnivorous of all bears. This distinctive all-white bear inhabits the Arctic sea ice, where it preys primarily on seals.
Despite its size and power, the polar bear is rated ‘Vulnerable’. This is largely due to a reduction in the area covered by the Arctic sea ice. Polar bears rely on the sea ice for hunting. When it melts they are unable to eat.
On this page you’ll become a polar bear expert as you explore the species’ amazing adaptations, behavior and life cycle.