Science Articles for Kids

Instructor: Shelby Golden
You can find some interesting science articles that deal with a variety of scientific subjects for your students with this article. You'll also get some additional resources related to the information covered by these articles. These articles offer a great way for students to find ideas for science fair projects!

What's the Deepest We've Ever Dug into the Earth?

This article from the Smithsonian can help your students explore how deep scientists have been able to dig, and what they found in the process. They can also learn more about further attempts to dig even deeper.

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Your students can learn more about the inside of our planet with this lesson on Earth's Internal Layers. This short video gives students a better understanding of the layers that make up the planet.

Olive Oil Untangles Plastic

You can show your students this article from the Society for Science to help them learn more about how scientists are researching the effects of oils on polyethylene (PE). The oil causes the molecules in PE to straighten out, an important part of the production process of this material. Oil could replace the solvents that are currently used that can lead to health and environmental problems.

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Help your students learn more about the molecules and chemical reactions involved with the reaction between oil and PE with this chemistry course. This course includes lots of fun lessons that can help students learn more about molecule interaction, chemical reactions, and chemistry in everyday life.

Harder than Diamonds?

Students can read this Smithsonian article to learn more about a new material created by researchers that is even harder than diamonds. They can find out how this material was made, study its composition and get information about what other scientists have to say about it.

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Give your students a chance to learn more with Minerals and Rocks. This chapter can help them learn more about the different minerals found on earth and how they relate to one another.

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