Pollution in our Environment

Pollution in our Environment : Our environment is made up of rivers, lakes, mountains, cities, forests, seas, the soil and the air. When human beings do things that harm the environment, it is known as environmental pollution. Pollution of this kind can be visible or unseen. Noise from traffic and machinery is also one kind of pollution . When the air around us gets polluted with smoke it affects crops...

February 24th, 2011 by admin 

Frogs

Frogs are small animals with large bulging eyes and no tails. They have thin and strong back legs that help them leap great distances. Their hind legs have webbed feet. Frogs spend most of their lives in water and the remaining part on land. Most frogs have thin, moist skin. Some varieties of frogs can change their skin color to match the changes in their surroundings. Frogs can see fairly well and...

February 24th, 2011 by admin 

Fishing for fish

Fishing for Fish : For thousands of years people have been catching fish from the sea, rivers and lakes. Fish continues to be the staple diet of people across the world, It is also one of the most popular forms of recreation. People of all ages enjoy fishing in streams, rivers and bays. People who fish for sports are called anglers. In some parts of the world, fishermen go out in small boats and catch...

February 23rd, 2011 by admin 

Deserts

Deserts are hot places with very little vegetation and rainfall. They are probably the hottest places in the world with a very dry climate. The largest desert in the world is the Sahara, in northern Africa. People, plants and animals that live in deserts learn to survive the harsh climate. Deserts dwellers are nomads who move from place to place in search of food and water for themselves in long cloth...

February 23rd, 2011 by admin 

Seasons of the year

Season The Indian climate is a cycle of six seasons. There are areas where the distinction of the seasons is felt, but in most areas the six seasons overlap. The Indian seasons in the Christian calendar are: Spring Mid-Feb to April Summer May and June Monsoon July to September Autumn Sept to Mid-November Pre-winter Mid-Nov to December Winter Mid-December to Mid-February It is quite possible...

February 22nd, 2011 by admin 

The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its beauty is particularly outstanding at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra,...

February 22nd, 2011 by admin 

The Sun’s ways

The sun keeps living things alive. It gives out energy that gives us light, warmth, food, and even water. If you leave a bowl of water out in in the sun for a few days, the water will disappear. With the sun’s energy, the water turns into a gas that rises into the sky. Similarly, the sun pulls water from oceans, lakes, rivers, from the leaves of plants, and the soil itself. This gas is called...

February 22nd, 2011 by admin 

Ladybirds

Ladybirds are beetles that can fly. The most common ladybird has seven spots. Their red backs are really wing cases, which protect the delicate wings, folded up beneath them. Not all ladybirds are red. There are black ones with red spots! These useful insects can help keep garden plants and agricultural crops free from greenfly and other pests.Some ladybirds feed exclusively on the leaves and shoots...

February 21st, 2011 by admin 

Onam – The harvest festival in Kerala.

Onam is the important festival in the Indian state of Kerala. On this day people clean their houses and keep them bright and shining. Family members wear new clothes and women deck themselves in ornaments. This Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug – Sep) to welcome the demon God Mahabali.  People place an idol of Vamana in their home and worship it. The most exciting part...

February 21st, 2011 by admin 

Fossils

Fossils are traces or outlines of plants and animals that lived on earth millions of years ago. Most fossils are found in rocks and are at least as old as the rock. Scientists who study fossils are known as paleontologists. They study the earth’s past and try to understand some of the things that happened on earth millions and millions of years ago by reading layers of rock. If they can tell...

February 20th, 2011 by admin