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Monumental Number Facts for Kids

Did you know that there are monumental number facts in your everyday life? You might be surprised to learn the extremely enormous numbers of ordinary things. It's fun to collect these staggering number facts for kids!

Here are some big-number facts to get you started: People have about 100,000 hairs growing on their heads. There are 525,600 minutes in a year. There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year. One acre of land may have from 50,000 to 1,000,000 worms underground. There are more than 800,000 species of insects in the world. There are about 8,000,000 words in the English language.

What You'll Need

Pencil

Paper

Reference materials (encyclopedia, newspaper, almanac)

How to Collect Monumental Number Facts

Step 1: Set out on a number-fact search. Write down as many facts as you can that include large numbers.

Step 2: Add to the list. How many more big-number facts can you find? Use an encyclopedia, an almanac, online resources, a newspaper, and any other fact-finders available.

Step 3: Write down your big-number facts, and keep adding to the collection.

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