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10 Desert Facts For Kids

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1. Deserts are the driest places on the Earth.

2. Deserts cover more than 25% of the earth's land.

3. A very few species of plants and animals are found in deserts.

4. Water is scarcely found in deserts.  The dry spell of rainfall happens in such places.

5. The days in the deserts can be burning hot. On the contrary the night can be freezing cold.

6. There can be three types of deserts. Hot deserts, cold deserts, and coastal deserts.

7. Deserts can be covered by sand, rocks, or ice.

8. The largest hot, sandy and dry desert in the world is the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa.

9. Camel is called the "Ship of Desert" because it is the mean of transportation in dry sandy deserts. Camels can survive without water for a week.

10. In hot deserts, plants can store water in their stems. Desert trees' roots can grow up to 30 feet to discover water.


The Apex Academy Preschool, North Richland Hills, Texas


10 Fossil Fuel Facts For Kids

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Today petroleum products or fossil fuels are undoubtedly the chief sources of energy. Human beings are largely dependent on fossil fuels for their energy needs. Fossil fuels will no longer be available for future generations owing to the increasing demand for energy.

1. Fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, and petroleum oil fulfill 80% of the world's energy needs.

2. Fossil fuels are unsustainable. It takes millions of years to form. After a period of time, the supply of petroleum products will be running out.

3. Fossil fuels formed naturally from the decomposition of buried dead plants and animals millions of years ago.

4. Fossil fuels are compounds of hydrogen and carbon (hydrocarbons). It provides energy when the bonds between carbon and hydrogen are broken through combustion.

5. Fossil fuels contribute a lot to the economy of a nation. 

6. Electricity is generated using fossil fuels. Coal is a prominent fuel for the generation of electricity.

7. Fossil fuels have great significanc…