What is the wingspan of a bald eagle, and what is a shadow? Try our kids’ quiz

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1.Thomas, 9, asks: what is the wingspan of a bald eagle?

2.William, 6, asks: which birds make the smallest nests in the world?

3.Blythe, 6, asks: what is a shadow?

4.Earle, 9, asks: can tortoises feel it if you touch their shells?

5.Kitty, 6, asks: why do your cheeks go red?

Molly Oldfield hosts Everything Under the Sun, a weekly podcast answering children’s questions, out now as a book.

Does your child have a question? Submit one here

The Guardian

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