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Fun Facts for Kids to Know in School

Ms. Jaya Ramesh
Jul 7, 2022
Learning, Education Tips

There are many interesting facts in the world which we rarely get to read in our study material or subjects but it is always the best idea to give Kindergarten Starters the insights into such interesting things by reading them interesting facts from books or websites resources so that they can learn more and be aware of unique things.

What is a Fact for Kids?

Facts are statements that are definitely true.

For eg:- The Earth is the third planet from the Sun.

Facts are mostly used in school during studies, in various subjects such as maths, science, history, etc, or during various research papers or while playing a trivia game with friends or while reading a newspaper article.

Amazing Facts for Kids

1. We cannot smell anything during sleep (even if it is extremely bad or potent smells).

2. Our brain uses 20% of all the oxygen we breathe.

3. All babies are born with blue eyes. Once exposed to light, the eye colour starts to change to various colours during the period of 6 months to 1 year.

4. While seeing a bright sky and if you see white dots, those are white blood cells that you see.

5. The small intestine is the largest internal organ of our body.

6. Fingernails grow faster when our body is cold.

7. Our feet usually produce a pint of sweat each day.

8. We, humans, fart on average 14 times a day, and each fart travel from your body at 7 mph speed.

9. Our brain does not feel pain and uses 10 watts of energy to think.

Earth Facts for Kids

1. Earth is our home planet and is around 4.5 billion years old.

2. The third planet from the Sun is Earth which is the 5th largest planet in our solar system.

3. 70% of Earth’s surface is covered in water.

4. Earth spins like a ball over 365 times each year and makes one trip around the Sun each year.

5. The inner core of the earth is made of iron.

6. This distance between Earth and the Sun is 93 million miles.

7. The diameter of the earth is 7,917.5 miles and the circumference is approximately 25,000 miles.

8. Earth’s atmosphere has 6 layers known as troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere, and ionosphere.

9. Earth’s shape is not a perfect sphere, as the North Pole and the South Pole are a little flat.

10. Earth has a natural satellite, the Moon.

Sun Facts for Kids

1. The Sun is made of burning gas.

2. The Sun is the closest star to Earth, without it, the Earth would be a frozen wasteland.

3. The temperature of the Sun is around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. The Sun controls our seasons and how the food grows.

5. The Sun keeps all the planets in line.

6. Without the gravity of the Sun, the Earth would spin and go off into space.

7. Some areas on the Sun’s surface are cooler they are called sun spots.

8. The temperature of the Sun is around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

9. The speed of sunlight is so much that it travels to the earth in 8 minutes.

Animal Facts for Kids

1. Some fish cough like humans.

2. Kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

3. Bats eat 3,000 insects a night.

4. Birds need gravity to swallow therefore they cannot live in space.

5. Goats have rectangular pupils in their eyes.

6. Cats cannot taste sweet things.

7. Dogs’ hearing capacity is 10 times better and can smell 100,000 times better than humans.

8. A group of frogs is called an army.

9. Owls can’t move their eyeballs.

10. Octopus has blue blood and 9 brains.

11. When gorillas are happy, they burp.

12. Snails are known to take the longest naps which last as long as three years.

13. American bears are not just black in colour but they also have blonde, cinnamon, brown, white and even silver-blue in colour.

14. Giant Pandas eat over 5 tons of bamboo per year, i.e 28 pounds of bamboo a day.

15. Baby koalas are fed poop so that they can digest Eucalyptus leaves later in life.

16. Hippopotamus has pink milk.

17. Mammals like cats and dogs, walk on their toes.

18. Cows can walk upstairs but not downstairs.

19. Tiger shark embryos attack each other even before they are born.

20. A shrimp’s heart is in their heads.

21. Crocodiles cannot stick their tongue out.

22. Butterflies taste with their feet.

Dinosaur Facts for Kid

1. All 7 continents had recovered Dinosaur fossils.

2. The longest name of the Dinosaur is Micropachycephalosaurus.

3. A skull containing more than 500 slender teeth was found in Nigersaurus.

4. Over 700 dinosaurs have been identified and named but scientists say that there are more to be discovered.

Fun Facts About Hurricanes for Kids

1. A hurricane is a huge tropical storm formed in the sea and creates very strong winds.

2. The word hurricane comes from the word Huracan who was worshipped by the Mayans as God of wind, storm and fire!

3. The eye is the centre of the hurricane which is known to be safest and very calm.

4. Hurricanes damage trees, buildings, and people’s homes and there were lots of floods too.

5. Hurricanes spin clockwise and anticlockwise depending on the southern and northern hemispheres respectively.

6. Hurricanes range from  100 miles to 1,000 miles wide!

7. World Meteorological Organisation names hurricanes in alphabetical order.

School Facts for Kids

1. In Phuma Changthang, Tibet, there is a primary highest school in the world (one of the closest of its kind to the sky as it is 5,373 metres above sea level and 200 metres higher than the base camp of Mount Everest).

2. International Schools in Dubai is known for its award-winning educational framework 9Gems which helps students to be all-rounders.

3. The Shishi High School in China is the world's oldest school.

4. Bottle School in the Philippines is entirely made of recycled pop bottles filled with sand, water and straw in order to keep them sturdy and then cemented and stacked on top of each other to create walls.

6. City Montessori School has the largest number of students (56,000 students).

7. In 2014, in Turin, there was an elementary school that had 1 teacher and 1 student.

8. In the Netherlands, children start school on their fourth birthday.

9. Meal time is part of the curriculum in France.

10. Students in South Korea clean the classroom after the lessons are over.

11. In Finland, children start school at the age of 7.

12. In Russia, children start school on (Knowledge Day - September 1) even if it's a weekend or a holiday.

13. In Bangladesh, there are boat schools which have internet access, and a library and are solar-powered.

14. In Colombia, kids travel to school on a zip line.

15. In Germany, a school was built like a giant white cat.

16. In Chile, summer vacations start in mid-December to early March.

17. Japan School kids are considered to be the most independent and disciplined.

18. In Kenya, there is no compulsion to attend a pre-primary school.

19. France is known for its shortest school year from August to June but has the longest school day (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m).

Fun Science Facts for Kids

1. Earth looks like a “squashed ball”.

2. Our heart beats around 115,000 times daily.

3. If you could go straight up in the air, it would hardly take 1 hour to drive to space.

4. The Solar System has formed 4.6 billion years ago.

5. Mars has lower gravity than Earth which means a person weighing 200 pounds on Earth will only weigh 76 pounds on Mars.

6. Jupiter spins fastest compared to other planets in the solar system.

7. Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to Earth around 4.2 light-years away.

8. The temperature of the sun is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

9. The Sun is the largest object in the solar system, over 1 million earth could fit inside the sun.

10. The average star is  1 to 10 billion years old.

11. According to the United Nation report, approximately 9.7 billion people will be there on Earth by 2050.

Water Facts for Kids

1. 75% of the human brain is water.

2. 75% of a living tree is water.

3. A person cannot live more than a week without water.

4. 97% of the Earth’s water is found in the oceans and 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater, out of which 2.4% is permanently frozen in glaciers and ice caps.

5. About 70% of the human body is made up of water.

Weird Fun Facts for Kids

1. Dolphins sleep with one eye open and are the smartest animals on the planet.

2. Everyone's tongue print is different like a fingerprint.

3. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

4. Cat urine glows under a black light.

5. There is a pill for chocolate-smelling poo.

6. When refrigerated, rubber bands can last longer.

7. Sunglasses were invented for Chinese judges to hide their facial expressions in court, today they serve as protective eyewear.

8. A company named eternal reefs turns dead bodies into ocean reefs.

Unique Facts for Kids

1. When you multiply 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = you get the unique number 12,345,678,987,654,321 (it's in order from front and back).

2. Hot water will become ice faster than cold water.

3. The Mona Lisa paintings do not have eyebrows.

4. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body.

5. Ants take rest for around 8 minutes in 12 hours.

6. Coca-Cola was earlier green in colour.

7. Mohammed is the most common name in the world.

8. It is said that you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly over your head.

9. Camels are able to protect themselves from the blowing desert sand due to their three eyelids.

10. The English language has only 2 words that have all 5 vowels in order; "abstemious" and "facetious."

11. Theobromine is the chemical found in chocolate that can kill dogs as it affects their heart and nervous system.

12. When we sneeze our heart stops for a millisecond, therefore, people around us say "Bless you".

13. Do not sneeze too hard, as you can fracture your rib and do not try to suppress a sneeze as you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck which can result in fatal death.

14. The Statue of a person in the park on a horse with both front legs in the air, conveys that the person has died in battle and if the horse has only one front leg in the air, the person had died due to wounds caused in battle and If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person had a natural death.

15. Natural Honey never gets spoiled.

16. The heart creates enough pressure that it can squirt.

Facts are important in school. They help kids learn and remember things. But some facts are more fun than others. And the above-mentioned fun facts for kids are a must to know in school.

Ms. Jaya Ramesh

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