How much sand is there on earth?Asked on: Sep 12, 2023 05:41 PM
Well, imagine you're building a sandcastle. Now, imagine you're building a sandcastle that's as big as our entire planet! That's a lot of sandcastles, isn't it? In fact, it's so many that we can't count them all. But scientists estimate that there are about 7.5 quintillion grains of sand on Earth. That's a 7 with 18 zeros after it! So, if each grain of sand was a jelly bean, you'd have enough to fill up all the candy stores in the world... and then some!
But remember, not all of this sand is on beaches! Some is in deserts, some is underwater, and some is even in your sandbox at home. And remember how we said each grain of sand could be like a jelly bean? Well just like jelly beans come in different flavors and sizes, so does sand! There are many different types and sizes of sand grains all over the world.
So next time you're at the beach or playing in your sandbox, remember - you're playing with just a tiny part of the world's biggest collection of natural jelly beans... I mean sand!
And if anyone ever tells you that you're not supposed to eat the "sand" (jelly beans), just tell them that Mr. Art told you it was okay... Just kidding! Remember kids, don't eat real sand; it doesn't taste good and is definitely not good for your tummy.Reference: Huffpost