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Question: What looks and moves likes a humming-bird but isn’t a humming bird?
Answer: The hummingbird hawk-moth – Their wings beat 80 times per second.
Learn more about these beautiful creatures in today's Nature Matters. http://ow.ly/z8ps300PDnb
I adore butterflies but have to admit that I’m not quite so keen on moths. But there is one moth as beautiful as any butterfly - the hummingbird hawk-moth.
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Question: How many people have been killed by gorillas?
About 150, but 1,000s of gorillas have been killed directly or indirectly by men.
Was it right to kill Harambe? Today's Nature Matters looks at the whole picture. http://ow.ly/HtDh300K69g
Was Harambe the gorilla a brutal beast or a gentle giant? Earlier this week a 4 year old boy fell into a gorilla in the US city of Cincinnati.
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Question: How many species of gall wasp are known to us?
Answer: 1,300 – 360 of them live here in Europe.
Find out a little bit more about them in today's Nature Matters: http://ow.ly/Qr7Z300H0IF
Happy Oak Apple Day! Also known as Royal Oak Day, Oak and Nettle Day or Shick Shack Day, May 29th commemorates the restoration of England’s monarchy in 1660. Now, interested as I am in England’s history, I’m much more curious … Continue reading →
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Question: To which family does the goldfish belong?
Answer: The carp family. Goldfish breeds have many different colours.
Goldfish are a very common pet but how much do you know about them? Today's Nature Matters is full of fascinating facts to enlighten you: http://ow.ly/NdAm300DCuX
When you think what is the most common pet, cats and dogs might spring to mind. In fact the humble goldfish is more common even than these. So let's find ou
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Question: How many different species of bats live in the UK?
Answer: 17 – Bats make up almost a quarter of our mammal species.
If you're batty about bats then have a look at today's Nature Matters: http://ow.ly/AQSc300yAXQ
Have you been outside lately, round about dusk? If so, you might have noticed some small shapes darting overhead. You probably felt the urge to duck! Were they small birds having one last flight before settling down for the night? … Continue reading →
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Question: How many bones are there in a turtle’s shell?
Answer: 60 – These are covered by scutes made of keratin.
Do you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Find out this and much more besides in Nature Matters. http://ow.ly/hmvE300t89m
Today is World Turtle Day, an annual event begun in 1990 to celebrate tortoises and turtles all over the globe. So, here at Education Quizzes we’re getting into the spirit and today’s blog is full of fascinating facts about these … Continue reading →
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Question: What is the lifespan of an adult glow-worm?
Answer: 14 days – They barely feed and live only to mate.
It's a great time of year to spot glow-worms. Find out how in today's Nature Matters: http://ow.ly/gTtw300MWqn
June is a great month for spotting wildlife in Britain. meadows are thriving, woodland is flourishing and gardens are alive with butterflies and glow-worms.
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Question: How old are the plesiosaur remains recently discovered in Cambridgeshire?
Answer: 165 million years old – They date from the mid-Jurassic period.
Find out more about these ancient marine-reptiles in today's Nature Matters. http://ow.ly/2R0o300I87c
In 2014, at Must Farm quarry near Peterborough, a small bone was found. This bone was just a small part of something very large indeed - a plesiosaur
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Question: How many species of amphibian are native to Britain?
nswer: There are 7 – 2 toads, 2 frogs and 3 newts.
Can you tell them apart? If not then today's Nature Matters may be able to help: http://ow.ly/CzXM300G01R
Can you tell the difference between a toad and a frog? If not we have all the information you need to identify the 7 species of amphibians native to Britain
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Question: What type of wild duck is the most common in the UK?
Answer: The mallard – Over 700,000 of them live here.
Have a look at some of their antics in today's Nature Matters:
Of all the birds that visit our garden, it is the humble mallards that give me the most pleasure. Not because they are spectacularly pretty or because they are rare or endangered but because each has its own personality. We … Continue reading →
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Question: 70% of the world’s vegetarians live in which country?
Answer: India – Almost half of India’s population eat no meat.
Ever thought about becoming vegetarian? Take a look at some of the pros and consin Nature Matters: http://ow.ly/g8vx300vUpZ
Last week was National Vegetarian Week. Now, as an animal lover, you may have considered becoming vegetarian. For more than 10 years I was a vegetarian myself. I didn’t like the idea of any animal being slaughtered to feed me … Continue reading →
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Question: How many species become extinct in an average day?
Answer: Between 150 – 200. That’s 1,000 times the natural rate.
See some of the ways we can we can help to preserve them in our blog: http://ow.ly/5wEl300rUOR
May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity. It was set up in 1993 by the UN General Assembly in an attempt to heighten people’s awareness of biodiversity and its importance. So what exactly is biodiversity and why is it … Continue reading →
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The Education Quizzes website is for children - our Google+ page is for parents.  

EQ is treasured by children because it provides a one-stop-shop for revising all the National Curriculum subjects they are being taught at school.  But what about the raft of life-skills and knowledge that doesn’t fit neatly into the National Curriculums?  We would love it if you spend some time here with us so that together we can help children learn the things they are NOT taught at school.

Who will teach your children about finance, safety on line, etiquette and kindness.  Who will explain to them the nuances of current affairs?  Who will teach them that there are two sides to every argument? Who will teach them how to interact with other people and to eloquently state their own opinions?  Who will teach them the value of a good education and where it leads?

You already know the answer – it’s you.

Therein lies a problem: every parent has too much to do and too little time.  That’s where we aim to help because each day our team researches a topic that we think you might like to discuss with your children.  We suggest a question that you can pose and on our blog we give a little background information along with a few potential answers and point you in the direction of authoritative links for further reading.  That way you can prepare yourself for the ensuing discussion. 

The great thing is this…  you can discuss the topics over a meal, travelling, walking, playing or any other convenient time. You can educate your children without them even knowing it.  They will think it is great fun and almost certainly, so will you. 

Persuade your children to spend time on Education Quizzes to learn what they need to know at school whilst you join us now and again for insights into what they are not learning at school.