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Why the moon is soundless and other fun facts: A science teacher explains

The moon is around 4.51 billion years old, give or take 10 million years. A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to earth by Apollo astronauts suggests that the moon formed 4.51 billion years ago, just 60 million years after the solar system itself took shape.

51 fun facts about the human body, from a science teacher

Your left and right lungs aren't exactly the same. The lung on the left side of your body is divided into two lobes while the lung on your right side is divided into three. The left lung is also slightly smaller, allowing room for your heart.


World Giraffe Day 2019: How a giraffe’s kick can behead a lion and other facts, from a science teacher

World Giraffe Day 2019: In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.

A Science teacher explains: Fascinating facts about dinosaurs

The oldest known dinosaur is Eoraptor, a meat-eater that lived 228 million years ago. Most palaeontologists believe that birds are the only surviving dinosaurs. So dinosaurs aren’t really extinct because their descendants are still living.

A science teacher explains: What is a Black Hole and some fun facts for kids

Black Hole facts: When a particle draws too close to a black hole and the source of the powerful gravitational field, it is stretched into long thin shapes, like pasta. The term spaghettification was coined by Stephen Hawking in his book, A Brief History of Time.

A science teacher explains: How big is the universe?

Are your kids asking you too many questions about space? We put together a list of queries on space and got a science teacher to explain them to us. Next time your curious child asks you what the Sun is made of and if we'll ever see aliens, you'll be ready to take them on!


A science teacher explains: Why do we fall sick?

Is your child asking questions you don't have answers to? This time round, we asked a science teacher to explain what makes us fall ill and how our bodies deal with an infection.

A science teacher explains: Why family members look similar

Kids can leave parents stumped with their questions. We asked a science teacher to tell us what makes a dinosaur different from a mosquito, what decides the colour of our eyes and other questions touching upon DNA and genes.