The Solar System

The planet we live on Earth is one of nine planets that orbit the Sun. The Sun is a star at the centre of the Solar System. These planets all orbit (travel) around the Sun. The planets go in this order from the Sun, Mercury Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,...

Growing Strawberries

How to make lots of Strawberry Plants from only one Strawberry Plant, to grow a lot of strawberry plants you only actually need one. Strawberry plants grow what are called runners; long shoots that grow like crazy. This makes the plant look like a giant octopus. If...

Paper Recycling

Paper is a very easy product to recycle. It is clean, can be disposed of in your house, and it is quickly made into other products. In fact, paper and card make up nearly half of materials collected from households for recycling. It can take as little as a week for...

Steel Recycling

Steel is a very commonly used metal in the UK, because it is strong and durable. Steel uses a lot of energy to make, but the good news is that it can be recycled over and over again. So by recycling, a lot of energy can be saved by not mining at all! Steel is easy to...

Why Soil is so important

The soil is just as important as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Without the soil trees and plants could not grow, fungi could not survive and we would not be able to grow any food. So what exactly is soil?The soil is created from dead plants, animals and...

Plant Dictionary

Annual   A plant which has a life cycle of a year after it is planted. Aquatic A plant that partially grows in water. Biennial A plant which lives for two seasons after it is planted. Bloom   A waxy layer on the leaves of some plants. Bulb A storage organ formed...
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