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Lightning Information & Safety for Kids

What is Lightning? Lightning is a weather pattern associated with thunderstorms. It is a type of electric current that is produced in the clouds. Lightning can occur within a single cloud, between multiple clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. Lightning is similar to the static electric shock that one can receive after walking across carpet and…

The Beekeeping Resource Guide

Beekeeping, scientifically known as apiculture. It is the art of raising honeybees. Honeybees are maintained in colonies usually in hives. Beekeepers keep bees an apiary to reproduce bees, pollinate crops, honey and beeswax harvesting. These resources provide comprehensive information on beekeeping. History of Beekeeping The United States: A comprehensive resource on the history of beekeeping…

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…