Here are 15 fascinating and little known science facts shared by the teachers of Mosaic Reem Island nursery British preschool. They encourage kids from an early age to discover science through lots of hands-on experiments and exploration. You can also enjoy these fun-filled facts with your little ones to ignite curiosity, increase knowledge and build their interest in science.
- The Blue Blood:
Kids know from an early age that the color of blood is red only. But there are few animals and insects that bleed blue. Did you know this amazing fact? Lobster, spider, snails, and octopus have blue blood.
You can tell the kids that human and other animals bleed red because we have hemoglobin in our blood which is rich in iron and it gives the reddish color to our blood. While Lobster, spider and snail have hemocyanin in their blood, which is rich in copper and gives the shade of blue color.
- Animal with three hearts:
Kids find octopus really interesting because of its eight tentacles, but did you know that they have three hearts as well?
Since they have three hearts so the function of hearts are totally different in them. One heart just circulates the blood to the body while the remaining two send the blood to the gills.
- Why birds don’t get shocked on electrical cables?
The cells and tissues of birds are not a good conductor of electricity. Like the copper wires that allows the electron to flow smoothly. Thus, the electrons keep moving along the copper wire and bypass the birds, this is the reason why they don’t get shocked while sitting on the electrical cables.
- Squirrels plant trees:
Squirrels dig the soil and hide their nuts and then forget them, which later become the trees.
- Hunting skills of Lioness:
90 percent of the hunting is done by the lioness while the lion sits back and intervene only when the lioness needs his help.
- Electric Eel:
An eel is a fish that can generate approx 600 volts of electricity. It can easily kill a person with several electric shocks.
- A liquid Metal:
At Preschool in Abu Dhabi, the toddlers perform this science activity of sorting different materials including plastic, wood, paper and metals. So the kids understand that the metals are usually in solid form. You can show them a thermometer and tell them that mercury is the only liquid metal at a room temperature.
- Why to avoid the use of plastic?
Avoid using plastic bags as it takes almost 450 years to decompose hence it is destroying our environment.
- Toilet papers:
Do you know that we get the toilet papers by cutting almost 27,000 trees every day?
- Water on our planet:
Three-fourth of our planet earth is covered with water, but the usable water is 1 percent because 97 percent of the water is totally useless since it’s too salty. The remaining two percent is frozen water.
- Babies have more Bones:
A baby has 300 bones while an adult has 206 bones. The extra bones are fused together to become stronger bones as we grow up to 20 years of age.
- The Palm Island:
The Palm Island in Dubai is a man-made Island build up of sand and rocks.
- Strawberry seeds:
The seeds of strawberries grow outside. The black spots on the strawberry are actually its seeds.
- Cucumber fruit:
Yes! Cucumber is not a vegetable; it’s a fruit from the family of melons.
When you sneeze, it travels with the speed of almost 100 miles per hour which is equal to approx 160 kilometers.