Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
We just learned about the ancient greek statue the Sphinx of Naxos.
Another ancient greek statue is called Peplose Kore.
Peplos is a type of clothing, kind of like a robe, and kore means a young girl.
When it was first made it was painted, but the paint has all worn off.
Some people have made other statues and painted them how they think the Peplos Kore was painted.
(from: wikipedia - peplos kore)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: His Station and Four Aces - Coolidge
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
We've learned a lot about the weather. Everything from clouds to hurricanes and more.
Now let's learn about metalwork.
This means everything from pouring hot metal into a mold, to banging hot metal to make things into different shapes.
Metalworking is used for everything from artwork to knives and forks, to cars and airplanes.
(from: wikipedia - blacksmith)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cloud to Cloud Lightning
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We just learned about the Grass Snake.
Another type of snake is the American pipe snake or false coral snake.
It looks a lot like the venomous coral snake, but it is not venomous.
Sometimes when the snake is threatened, it curls up its tail kind of like a cobra standing up.
(from: wikipedia - aniliidae)
Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dachsund