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Animal Classification

How do I find out the species, genus, family, order, class, phylum(division), and kingdom of an animal? How are animals classified? Answers and More...

Animals

Where can I find out all about an animal or insect (e.g. polar bear, dragonfly, kangaroo, blue whale)? What do you call a group of goats? What do you call a baby swan? Where can I find a list of animal group and baby names? What are some animals that begin with the letters Q, X, Y, and Z (besides zebra)? How long do horses live? Where can I find a list of animal lifespans? Answers and More...

Careers

Where can I find out about different careers? Where can I learn the education requirements and salaries for a job in my chosen field? What fields have the most jobs now? What should I study in college to prepare for a certain job? Answers and More...

Converting Units

How do I convert metric to U.S units and vise versa (kilograms to pounds, meters to feet, centimeters to inches, liters to gallons, etc.)? How do I convert Celsius temperatures to Fahrenheit? How many pints are in a gallon? How do I convert square feet to square inches? Answers and More...

Fashions and Costumes

What did people wear in earlier times? What were latest fashions in a particular decade? What are the traditional costumes of people around the world? What is the history of clothing? Answers and More...

Flags

What do the state flags look like? Where can I find the flag for a country? How can I find out what a flag's colors mean? What is the history of the United States Flag? What is Flag Day? Where can I learn all about flags? Answers and More...

Foreign Languages

Where can I find help learning a foreign language? How do I translate a word into another language? How do I find out what these words and phrases mean in English? How can I learn grammar for another language? Where can I get help with English as a Second Language? Where can I learn about sign language? Answers and More...

Holidays

What holidays do they celebrate around the world? Where can I find out the history of a holiday? When is Easter this year? Ramadan? What is the origin of Valentine's Day? Halloween? Why do people decorate Easter Eggs? What are the major religious holidays? Answers and More...

Inventions

Where can I find out about an inventor or invention? How can I learn about women inventors? African-American inventors? Answers and More...

Latitude and Longitude

How do I find the latitude and longitude of a place? What are longitude and latitude? Answers and More...

Science Projects

How do I do a science project? Where can I get a good idea for my science project? Answers and More...

State Symbols

How can I find the state symbols for a state? Where can I find pictures of state symbols? Where can I find the words to a state song? Answers and More...

Superlatives (Biggest, Fastest, Smallest, Richest, Highest, Driest, Deadliest...)

What is the tallest building in the world? Where are the tallest mountains? What is the driest place on Earth? What are the richest and poorest countries? What was the worst earthquake ever? What is the fastest animal? What is the smallest country in the world? Answers and More...

Wars

Where can I find out all about a war? Who started World War I? What were the causes of the Civil War? What happened during the Holocaust in WWII? Who led the French Revolution? What were the Crusades? When did the Battle of Britain occur? What was the Thirty Years War? When did World War II end? Answers and More...

What Happened in/on ___?

Where can I find a list of important events from a year or decade in history? How do I find out what happened on my birthday in the past? How do I make a timeline of events for a period in history? Where can I find a history timeline for a country or region? Answers and More...

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