Active Wild is all about exploring the natural world, which means that science is never far away. In this section you'll find easy-to-understand science articles for kids and adults. Each article is written in a fun, interesting way and contains plenty of pictures and examples.
Find out what gravity is, how plants turn sunlight into energy, how density is measured, and much more!
Active Wild Science Articles
What Is Science?
Find out what science is and how scientists learn about the universe. You'll also find out about the different branches (types) of science.
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.
Magnets & Magnetism For Kids
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.
Density For Kids
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. You'll also find out the answer to this question: Which is heaviest, 1 kilogram of gold or 1 kilogram of feathers? 😉
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. Okay, it may not sound too exciting when put like that, but when you realise that without photosynthesis we wouldn't have any food, then it starts to get a bit more interesting ...
On this page you'll find out what animal cells are, the different parts of an animal cell, the differences between animal cells and other types of cell, and much more.
A tornado is one of the most visible reminders of the awesome power of nature. Become a tornado expert by visiting this page!
Volcanic eruptions can be incredibly powerful and destructive. They're not all bad, though. Volcanoes can also form new islands, and let us see a little of what is going on deep beneath our feet. In this article we explore what is going on under the ground to make a volcano erupt.
Continuing on in our exploration of volcanoes, we look at some of the most famous volcanoes and volcanic eruptions in history. When you realise just what a volcano is capable of, you'll never think of the Earth in the same way again!
Mars – also known as the Red Planet – is next door to Earth in the Solar System. As one of our closest neighbours, is it capable of sustaining life? Has Nasa's recent discovery of running water on the planet proved that life could exist there? Are the Martians planning an invasion any time soon? Let's find out ...
Learn about the star TRAPPIST-1, and the seven newly-discovered planets in orbit around it.
Science Articles For Kids Conclusion
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