Earth and its Resources
We all share a common planet. We depend on the Earth both as a place to live and as a resource for many aspects of our lives. That is why facing some of our biggest challenges depends on forming a better understanding of the Earth and finding ways use its resources responsibly. Science can help us with these challenges. This section of Frontiers for Young Minds will include articles from across the fields of Earth science, energy research, marine science, climate science, and environmental science as it relates to the Earth system. Because these concepts relate to so many other disciplines - from chemistry to engineering - there will also be articles from scientists in other subject areas whose work helps to study these issues. Earth and its Resources wants to provide the most up-to-date research to the next generation who will live with, and study, these planet-wide questions.
Specialty Chief Editors
We would like to thank our team of Science Mentors for their valuable contribution to Frontiers for Young Minds.
Their input and guidance during the review process helps our Young Reviewers understand the importance of their role and their connection to the scientific community.
How Rare Are Rare-Earth Elements in Living Things?
Rare-earth elements (REEs) are a group of metallic chemical elements that share some properties and that despite their...
How Greenhouse Gases Can Be Used to Store Energy
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere are a problem, because they lead to global warming and changes in...
A drop of rain falling on a surface, such as the car’s window or the palm of your hand, tends to spread over the...
Freezing in the Sun
When the air is very cold, water at the surface of the ocean freezes, forming sea ice. Parts of the Arctic Ocean are...