What is a Shelf Cloud?

A shelf cloud is a horizontal wedge-shaped cloud which hangs low in the … [Read more...]

When does our Summer Solstice occur and why?

Our Summer Solstice, which is also known as "the longest Day" is celebrated … [Read more...]

What is the Rim of Fire?

The "Rim of Fire" lies around the rim of the Pacific Ocean. There are a … [Read more...]

Some Amazing Flower Facts

Flowers are truly amazing with all the different varieties, colours and … [Read more...]

Why do cacti have thorns?

Cacti plants are mainly found in North and Central America, although they … [Read more...]

What is a prickly pear?

It was a kind of cactus plant that was introduced to Australia as a popular … [Read more...]

Where does the rain come from?

The rain starts at the sea.  As the sun heats the surface of the ocean, … [Read more...]

Are clouds as fluffy as they look?

You would be amazed at the different number of shapes and sizes clouds come … [Read more...]

Do you know where the sunniest place on earth is?

It is said that the sunniest place on earth in the North African Sahara … [Read more...]

How deep is the sea?

Have you ever wondered just how far down the deepest ocean is, well it's … [Read more...]

Why are pools of water called puddles?

The word puddle comes from puddel, podel or pothel, which are all derived … [Read more...]