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Sir M Visvesvaraya, builder of dams, bridges and a nation — short story and facts for kids

Engineer's Day: Once when he was on a study tour in America, Visvesvaraya’s host said the group had to climb a four-floor-high ladder to see how a particular machine worked. Everyone was scared. Not Sir MV! He climbed nimbly all the way to the top. He was 85 years old.

The burning Amazon rainforest: What parents can teach their children

Switch to shampoo bars instead of liquid shampoo bottles. These are not only better for the environment, they also are better for our health as they don't contain chemicals. Children can replace their neon-coloured toothbrushes with ones made of wood.


Chandrayaan 2: How to talk to your kids about the launch

Chandrayaan 2: With such exposure and virtual reinforcements at our behest, it is important to teach little ones about this grand success of the Indian aerospace sector. Here's how you can break it down to them.

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.

Lunar eclipse 2019: Unique facts to share with kids

Partial lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Totality’ is the term used when the moon is fully darkened during a total lunar eclipse. When both the sun and eclipsed moon are observed at the same time, it’s known as a ‘selenelion’.

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.


Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary 2019: Why we still remember the Jhansi Ki Rani

Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary 2019: In 1853, the Jhansi maharaja died, and British Governor General Lord Dalhousie refused to recognise the rights of Lakshmibai or her adopted son, Damodar Rao, to Jhansi. Lakshmibai read this as a rousing call for action.

How turtles are different from tortoises and other facts

It is quite easy to tell them apart just by looking at their limbs from a distance. Turtles have webbed feet and tortoises have firm, rounded feet.

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.

Notre-dame De Paris Cathedral: Facts for kids

Notre-dame De Paris has been witness to several important religious and ceremonial events. For instance, in 1431, Henry VI of England was made king of France here. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor at the cathedral. In 1909, Joan of Arc, was beatified here by Pope Pius X.