Why Are Our Bees Dying?

  Scientists are not yet sure what is causing a huge decline in bee numbers. Scientists say it may be caused by a number of factors including- Disease from mite and virus infections - The varroa mite reached the UK in 1992 and now infests 95% of hives. Untreated...

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The Rock Cycle

The story of a rock is not a simple journey at all. Rocks are a bit like grass not in the way that they are green or animals eat them. But in the way that we walk over or see them every day and don’t really realise that they are the foundations of our planet. The Rock...

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Seeds

What’s in a Seed? It is amazing how a seed can be kept for years and it still grows when you plant it.   Seeds are living things which live inside a shell which protects them. Inside the shell, they have an embryo which it grows into. Inside the seed shell, there...

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Overgrown Gardens – Nature’s Paradise

In overgrown garden may not look as neat as a tidy garden but it provides homes for lots of insects, animals and birds. Overgrown gardens create an ecosystem for lots of creatures to live in. When plants grow big and you do not cut the grass, lots of creatures create...

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Sunflower Seed Bread

Ingredients: 224 g strong bread flour 120 ml of warm water ½ tsp dried fast-action yeast 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp of salt 1 heaped tbsp of sunflower seeds Equipment:  Jug Sieve 2 Mixing bowls Baking tin Cling film Wooden spoon Wire rack A tablespoon A teaspoon Method:...

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Winter Gardening for Children

Even in the colder months of autumn and winter when lots of plants have lost their leaves some vegetables prefer to be planted so they are ready for the start of spring. Some vegetables even need a touch of frost to improve their flavour. It is always best to plant...

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Wind Farms

Wind farms is the name given to a number of large three pin windmills that create energy for houses and businesses with the power of the wind. Wind farms are becoming more popular because they so are great as they run on the power of the earth and do not produce...

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