Happy Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day–a day to focus on conservation, earth-friendly habits, and the amazing planet we live on! It’s the perfect day for some fascinating facts about the third rock from the sun and its inhabitants. Check this out!

  • The earth isn’t an exact sphere. We’re actually a bit squashed around the middle due to gravity and centrifugal force!
  • The longest mountain range in the world is actually underwater! The mid-ocean ridge spans 40,389 miles.
  • Scientists speculate that the 86% of the earth’s species have yet to be discovered.
  • The oldest individual tree on earth is thought to be a Great Basin bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California. It has been dated at 5062 years old.
  • The deepest part of the ocean is the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. The Challenger Deep is 30,070 feet below sea level.
  • Earth is home to approximately 91,000 species of bugs!

We live on an amazing rock, that’s for sure! Let’s do our best to take care of it.

3 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day!

  1. Here are some other amazing facts about our earth:
    • Scientists estimate that about 60 tons of cosmic dust is falling to earth daily.
    • The earth might seem solid and permanent, but it actually goes through a full regeneration process every 500 million years.
    • Because of the uneven shape of the globe, the planet’s gravity is unevenly distributed.
    • Earth is about 4.54 billion years old.

  2. Your title says EARTH DAY IS ABOUT CONSERVATION yet your bullet points have absolutely nothing to do with how to make EARTH a healthier planet. NOT one idea is included. Your title is deceptive and does not relate to EARTH DAY. Why?

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