Into the World of Lichens

Lichens are not individual organisms; they are composite organisms that comprise of fungus and a photosynthetic organism that share a symbiotic relationship. The photosynthetic organism may either be green alga or nostoc. Interestingly, the physiological and biochemical characteristics of lichens are completely different from fungus or green alga. This uniqueness of lichens allows them to…

Fire Safety & Resources for Kids

Fires can happen really quickly and have a very serious effect on our lives, homes, and families. It is very important that everyone in your family is aware of proper fire protection and prevention. House fires and other types of fires are very dangerous and in some cases they can be deadly. Each year, hundreds…

Rocks and Minerals

Geology is the study of rocks and minerals. The study of rocks of minerals can help miners to learn where the rocks they are looking for can be found. The study of rocks and the formation of the rocks can also tell people about the way that the land was formed. Geologists can tell a…

A Guide to Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting is the use of decaying food and vegetable matter, bedding materials and worm castings to produce fertilizer. Worm castings, also known as vermicast, are the end result of the material that a worm ingests. In other words it is worm manure. This end-product is easy to achieve and can be a great way to,…