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Do you dream of becoming an astronaut, engineer or naturalist? Then you’re in the right place! Our science for kids section is bursting with incredible science facts about the way our world works.

From biology, chemistry, physics and natural history, you’ll discover some incredible secrets, awesome theories and explore some bonkers experiments in our super science for kids.

Journey with us through the natural world, the workings of the human body and even to the deepest, darkest depths of outer space.

Ready for blast off? Click about to start your journey of scientific discovery!

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Science with Dr Karl: Why is it dark at night?

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    Which big cat is recognisable thanks to its rosette markings?

Science with Dr Karl: Extraordinary X-rays

X-rays are under the microscope with Dr Karl…

Did you know?

The Earth is slightly pear-shaped.

Science with Dr Karl: How planes fly!

Dr Karl explore how planes fly

Science with Dr Karl: I can see a rainbow!

Dr Karl explores the magic of a rainbow

Science with Dr Karl: How much does a cloud weigh?

Dr Karl investigates how much a cloud weighs

The Phases of the Moon

Why does the Moon ‘change shape’ each night?

10 Facts about Space!

They’re out of this world, gang!

Follow your food!

We take a juicy journey through your digestive system!

The Water Cycle!

Earth has been recycling water for over 4 billion years…

15 Facts About The Human Body!

Cool things about our bodies…

15 fascinating facts about Sir David Attenborough

Check out some fascinating David Attenborough facts, from his very first documentary to his least favourite animal, below…

Your Amazing Brain!

Discover the fascinating world of the human brain!

The life cycle of flowering plants

Flower power! Discover how flowering plants reproduce…

Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Life!

Find out about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution.

Universe Facts

Check out 10 top facts about our universe!

Space Junk!

20 seriously strange things you’ll find in space…

10 Top Tomato Facts!

How much do you know about this fab fruit?

Your Amazing Eyes!

Learn all about the human eye…

7 steps to surviving an apocalypse (according to science!)

What would YOU do if the world was ending?

Five Top Conservation Tips!

How can you help save our planet?

NASA’s Curiosity Rover spots a ‘mouse’ on Mars!

Are there really rodents on the red planet?

Female astronaut sets super space records!

US astronaut Peggy Whitson is one cosmic woman…

Scavenger Hunt!

Can you complete our NG Kids scavenger hunt?

Turn your lights out for Earth Hour!

Show support for our brilliant planet…

10 facts about Stephen Hawking

Learn about one of the most influential scientists of our time…

Facts about the Moon!

Ready for a night time adventure? Then 3, 2, 1… Liftoff!

The Phases of the Moon

Why does the Moon ‘change shape’ each night?

Science with Dr Karl: I can see a rainbow!

Dr Karl explores the magic of a rainbow

Science with Dr Karl: A wee fact about asparagus!

Asparagus and wee with Dr Karl…

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