Easy Answers to Kids' Most Common Questions

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  • Posted by: Big Brain Club|
  • 1/25/2012 |
  • 10:00 am
Easy Answers to Kids' Most Common Questions

We came across a neat blog post from Natalie Wolchover on MSNBC.com today, and it's a good bet that you might find it useful, entertaining, and possibly both. We're a public service, folks.

It seems that a survey of 2,000 parents in the United Kingdom identified the five questions that kids most commonly ask their parents. Those questions are:

  • Why is the moon sometimes out during the day?
  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Will we ever discover aliens?
  • How much does the Earth weigh?
  • How do airplanes stay up?
  • Can't we do something to stop Nickelback from making any more music?

Okay, so we made that last one up. But the others really are the most frequently asked questions by young people between the ages of five and 16. Trouble is, most parents have a pretty hard time answering them. They're obvious questions without obvious answers, and in some cases, the science behind the solutions is a little tricky.

So with that in mind, Ms. Wolchover pulled together some easy-to-understand answers to each of the above questions. You can find them right here.

Even if you don't have kids, or if you're still a kid yourself, it's good information to have. Stump your family, or wow your friends at a party. Show off your big brain.

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