Our planet is called Earth, but that was not always the case. The Creeks used to call it Gaia. Earth is the only planet that wasn’t named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess Let’s look at some Fun Facts for Kids about Earth!
People on Earth
There are currently 7.8 Billion people on earth, that is almost 4 times the population of a 100 years ago. Study shows that in 2150 there will be more than 28 Billion people on earth.
Most popular food in the world
- Dim Sum – Dim sum is a variety of bite-sized food that is usually served with tea in China.
- Cheese Burger
- Jiaozi -most popular and most commonly eaten dishes in China and East Asia.
- Mochi, the tiny cakes made out of glutinous rice, are an important part of Japanese cuisine and culture.
- Paella – A Spanish dish including Saffron flavoured rice with a wide array of additional ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, chicken or meat.
- Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy consisting of thinly sliced raw fish or shellfish (or even meat) served with soy sauce and other ingredients such as wasabi or ginger paste – very similar to Sushi
- Tacos – A national Mexican dish served all over the world
- Ramen – A Japanese soup
- Sushi is a Japanese food that is now enjoyed everywhere in the world
- Pizza – Did you know that the origins of Pizza lays in the Middle East
Astatine is a chemical element with the symbol At and atomic number 85. It is the rarest naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust, occurring only as the decay product of various heavier elements. All of astatine’s isotopes are short-lived; the most stable is astatine-210, with a half-life of 8.1 hours.
Rhodium is the most expensive metal in the world, and it is also extremely rare. With an extremely high melting point and its non-corrosive makeup, it is produced mainly by Russia, Canada and South Africa
Stars that are actually Planets
Venus and Mercury are both Morning or Evening Stars. In general, when Mercury or Venus has a western elongation from the sun, it is a morning star and with an eastern elongation, it is an evening star. Different planets may appear together in the morning or evening sky, depending on their location relative to Earth and the sun.
Did you know?
- The equator of the earth is 40,075 kilometres or 24,901 miles
- The earth is 4,543 billion years old
- 71% of Earth is covered in water
- There are 7 continents and Africa is the biggest (Can you name them?)
- Earth’s Axis is the most important reason why seasons occur.
- From North-Pole to the South Pole, it is 20,020.26 km or 12,440.01 miles
- The earth was once to believed to be the center of the universe
- Earth was first called Tellus (Fertile Soil) by the Romans
- The earth is 151,38 million km or 92,955,807 miles from the Sun
- The distance to the center of the Earth is 6,371 kilometres or 3,958 miles
Facts for Kids about Earth