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10 fun and interesting facts about Earth for kids

Our incredible Earth
Our incredible Earth
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We all live on Earth and enjoy it everyday but you may not be aware of all the fun and interesting facts about Earth.

If you are kid, you probably learn a lot about the Earth and solar system in school, now you can share some interesting and fun facts about Earth plus surprise your friends and teacher with all your great knowledge!

If you are working on a solar system report for school, you may want to include some or all this cool information about the planet Earth.

The Earth is not round

Did you always think the Earth was round? Wrong! Well, kind of wrong...the Earth is not completely round, it is actually a little bit flattened at the North and South Poles. So next time some one tells you that the Earth is round, you can argue that a little bit and explain why it is not completely true that the Earth is round!

Earth is really old

Thought Grandma and Grandpa were old? Not even close when you compare them to Earth's age! The Earth is an oldie but a goodie just like Grandma and Grandpa, scientists think that Earth is about 4.5 to 5 billion years old!

Much of Earth is water

Although it probably does not feel like it, about 70% of Earth is water which means only about 30% of Earth is land. It is kind of like Earth is a huge bath tub or pool and land is the diving board!

Earth is huge

There are 9 planets and Earth is the 5th largest planet, it is also the 3rd planet from the sun.

Earth's core is steaming hot

The Earth's core is the center of Earth and the core is hotter than the surface of the sun! You could get no where near the center of Earth or you would burn up, it is a steaming hot place!

Earthquakes happen all the time

Did you know that Earth has earthquakes all the time but most of the time, the earthquakes are very small and humans cannot even feel them.

Marine plants and animals are undiscovered

Biologists predict that approximately a half million to 5 million marine plants and animals are waiting to be discovered! It is a great time to think about becoming a scientist/researcher.

Volcanoes in the ocean

Approximately 90% of volcanic action happens in our Earth's oceans, can you imagine the activity that must go on under the water?

Talc is the softest mineral

There are many minerals found on Earth, but talc is the softest and is found in talcum powder or better known as baby powder.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain

There are many, many mountains found on Earth but Mount Everest is the highest mountain on planet Earth.

There are so many more interesting and fun facts about the Earth for kids, be sure to check out the sources and see how much more you can learn about our awesome planet Earth!