Animal Facts for Kids

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Science for Kindergarten Kids - Animal Facts for Kids

Learning about animals is great fun. Whether it’s about endangered birds, desert animals, wild dogs or pets, there are thousands of fascinating kinds of animals that each have their own traits, behaviors and qualities.

These animal facts for kids will certainly give your child a good time while learning a thing or two along the way.

Gorillas are dominant beasts that live in tropical and subtropical forests. Being a close relative to the human race they are one of the most intelligent animals with a complex social structure.

Faster than any other land animal in the world, cheetahs are distinct big cats that love to live life in the speedy lane. They are the only big cat that cannot roar, though they can purr – most loudly when they are near with other cheetahs.

Giraffes are the world’s tallest land animals, thanks to their distinctive neck (which alone can reach 2 meters in height) and legs. Giraffes are most vulnerable to attacks when taking a drink because they cannot keep a look out for predators.

The largest land-living mammal in the world, elephants are unique animals that live in parts of Africa and Asia. They are herbivores and can spend up to 16 hours a day collecting plants, leaves, twigs and roots.

Wolves are wild dogs living and hunting in packs. They are excellent hunters and fast runner, reaching a speed of 40 miles per hour when chasing prey.

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Jawless Fish Facts for Kids

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Science for Kindergarten Kids - Jawless Fish.

It was over 500 million years ago when the first fish evolved. Although nearly all of these early fish are now exctint, a few remain, such as the lampreys and hagfish. Jawless fish are the last survivors of the world’s first vertebrate animals. Their skeletons are made of cartilage instead of bones and they have no scales and paired fins.

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These fish don’t have a jaw bone, instead, a round open mouth with very sharp teeth. Because they don’t have jaws, they cannot move their teeth up and down. Some of these fish’s mouths have a strong power suction like of a vacuum.

Shark Facts for Kids

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Science for Kindergarten Kids - Shark Facts for Kids

Although sharks have a hair-raising reputation and are deemed as beasts of the sea, the actual number of shark attacks is probably lower than you imagine. The truth is, out of 368 species, only 25 attack humans, and only about 100 people each year are attacked by sharks. There are more number of people dying every year from bee stings and lightning strikes.

Read on for fun Shark Facts for Kids. Sharks are ancient animals, living on earth for at least 25 million years. Sharks have excellent vision, way better than of a cat’s keen vision or a wolf’s. Their sense of smell is 10,000 times better than a human’s. They can also detect electrical impulses, including another animal’s heart beats.

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Earth’s Moon Facts

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Science for Kindergarten Kids - Earth's Moon Facts for Kids

You can see the moon on most nights, sometimes it’s large, round and shines very bright while on other times it’s just like a tiny c-shaped silver. For thousands of years, people have watched the moon and told fascinating stories about it.

Here are some of the Earth’s Moon Facts that your little ones would love to know. Scientists presumed the moon was created 4.5 billion years ago when the universe was created. Because moon has no atmosphere, it gets very hot and cold, and meteors often crash into it. While the moon orbits the earth (which takes 29 days), it is also spinning at the same time.

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Star Facts for Kids

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Science for Kindergarten Kids - Star Facts for Kids

See those thousand of little lights sparkling at the night-time sky? Some lights glow bright while others are dull and hard to be seen. Some look white or blue while others are red or orange. These are stars.

Enjoy these few Star Facts for Kids. Stars are giant balls made of gas. They can exist for billion of years. The smallest stars are red and don’t shine that much. Medium stars, like the sun, are yellow. The largest ones are blue and are hugely bright. The larger the star, the hotter and brighter they are. So, if you look at the sky and see stars that are white or blue, it means they are very hot, while those red or orange ones are cooler.

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Mercury Facts for Kids

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Science for Kindergarten Kids - Mercury Facts for Kids

Named after the fastest Roman god, Mercury is the smallest and nearest of the planets to the Sun. Because this planet lies somewhat near to Earth, it can be seen in the late evening or early morning sky. It is also often called a morning star because it shines brightly in the early morning just before the sun rises. It has also been called an evening star for the same reason.

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Mercury travels so fast that it makes a complete loop in only 88 days. Because this planet is so small, it has a very weak magnetic field, causing gases, such as oxygen and hydrogen, coming out from the planet to quickly escape into space.