40 Amazing Biology Facts For Kids
- Dec 07, 2017
Did you ever wonder about things like our existence, bodies, and its functions? If you did, Biology surely could have answered a few.
Here are a few interesting and fascinating facts about biology that are tailor-made for primary to middle-school kids. Have a look.
Goosebumps arise due to our evolutionary predecessors.
When the muscles get tensed under the base of our hair, our skin looks strange because our body tries to pull our hair up just like most animals do when they are scared or threatened.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body.
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the largest living structure in the world. It reaches over 2000 kilometers in length.
Mushrooms, yeasts, and molds are types of fungi.
The common cold is a form of virus.
The study of ecosystems and the ways organisms interact with their environment is known as ecology.
The largest internal organ of the human body is the small intestine.
Your nose can remember more than 50,000 variety of scents.
A human brain stops going after the age of 18.
A baby has more bones in comparison to an adult.
It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile.
There are antiviral drugs to kill viruses. Antibiotics, however, have no effect on them.
Herbivores are animals whose primary food is plants. Carnivores are the ones who feast on flesh. Omnivores eat both.
Coco de mer is the biggest seed in the world. It weighs up to 18 kgs.
A red blood cell takes around 20 seconds to circulate the entire human body.
Dolly, the sheep, was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.
Bacteria are made of only one cell. You have millions.
Hydra never goes old and is believed to live forever.
Whales and dolphins do not drink water.
The ovum is the largest cell in the human body.
Humans, koalas, and apes have unique fingerprints.
Starfishes don’t have brains.
Our eyes can identify ten million colors at a moment’s glance.
Snails can live on for days without food.
Sneezes may exceed 100 miles per hour and nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
Charles Darwin developed the idea called the survival of the fittest.
The theory said living things with the ability to adapt to the surroundings would survive in the long run. Rest would perish at one point or the other.
Women’s heart is faster than that of men.
Louis Pasteur, the French microbiologist and chemist, invented the process of pasteurization. The process reduces the amount of disease-causing microorganisms in food without having any noticeable effect on its quality.
A queen termite can live for 50 years.
The right side of our body is controlled by the left side of our brain. Similarly, the left side of our body is controlled by the right side of our brain.
You cannot taste your food without saliva.
Whenever you are tickled, your body reacts with panic. This is your brain’s way of telling you that there’s a bug on you.
You cannot breathe and swallow at one, and the same time.
Human femur is stronger than concrete.
When you shiver, your body releases the hormone irisin (AKA the exercise hormone) that turns your body fat to heat.
An average human gut has over 100 trillion bacteria.
The human body has twelve systems:
The cardiovascular system,
The immune system,
The digestive system,
The muscular system,
The integumentary system,
The nervous system,
The respiratory system,
The endocrine system,
The reproductive system,
The skeletal system,
The urinary system, and
The lymphatic system.
A, B, AB, and O are the four blood groups.
There are more non-human cells in our body than human.
The human brain works harder when we sleep than we are awake.
So that concludes our list for now. Hope you had a good read.
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