Some facts that can be used to teach children about the negative impacts of littering are the amount of garbage that is dumped into the ocean each year, its illegality, the main causes of littering and the most common ob... More »

Heat conduction depends on the electronic configuration, density, temperature and dimensions of the material. Conduction should not be confused with conductivity, which is dimension independent. More »

California became the 31st state to join the Union in September of 1850, and is famous for the Gold Rush that occurred in the 19th century, which is the origin of the state's nickname, the Golden State. California is the... More »

Ocean pollution is caused by numerous industrial and domestic activities, which include oil spills, garbage dumping, sewage and factory-waste disposal and the use of toxic pesticides. These activities pollute the oceans ... More »

The two main causes of garbage pollution are a lack of a proper garbage collection system in the area and the presence of an improper disposal mechanism. In most cities, garbage is collected by a civic agency or contract... More »

Americans produced 250 million tons of garbage in the form of grass clippings, bottles, furniture, batteries and other items in 2010, according to Live Science. Landfills comprise 54 percent of all waste. Around 34 perce... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

Water information for children relays important information on water pollution, such as sources and methods of potential treatment, in a manner that is easy to comprehend. Water pollution stems from several sources and i... More »