Grasses are a family of plants that includes cereals, bamboo and the short green stuff that makes up garden lawns. They grow all across the world. But what is it about grasses that helps them to grow in so many different habitats?
Cows have been farmed by humans for thousands of years. They provide meat for us to eat and milk that we can drink. We also use cow hide (skin and fur) to make clothes, shoes and shelters, and we use their dung (poo) as manure to make soil better for growing crops!
“If humans evolved from monkeys, why do they still exist?” asked one of the children at my daughter’s school. It’s a great question about the theory of evolution and how there came to be so many different types of creatures on Earth.
There are many different forms of life on Earth – from bacteria and fungi, to plants and animals.
Evolution is a theory that explains how there came to be so many different types of living thing on Earth. It describes the gradual changes that happen when creatures reproduce in combination with changes to the places in which they live.
My friend’s, 10-year-old wants to know if it could ever be possible to take the head from one person and attach it to the body of another. Now, whilst you might think that this is just the stuff of futuristic science fiction or a ghoulish Hallowe’en movie, there is a scientist who believes that a human head transplant might just work! Let’s find out more…
My friend asked this question about ‘static’ when she was having a bad hair day. Static electricity causes lightning, makes a crackly noise when you take off a polyester jumper, and can make your hair stand on end. But where does static come from?