Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lemur Tree Frog

We just learned about the Hourglass Tree Frog.

Another type of frog is the Lemur Tree Frog.

This type of frog lives in South America, in rain forests.

One fun thing about this frog is that it is green during the daytime, but it's skin color changes to brown at night.
This makes it easier for this frog to hide during the night time.

(from: wikipedia - hylomantis lemur)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Madagascar Tree Boa

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Costal Cartilage

We just learned about the Temporomandibular Ligament.

Another piece of connective tissue is the Costal Cartilage.

This cartilage is in the chest, on the front part of the ribs where the ribs connect together in the middle of the chest.

With this cartilage in the ribs, it lets the rib cage move a little, which allows your chest to get bigger and smaller as you breathe.

(from: wikipedia - costal cartilage)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lumbar Nerves

Monday, September 25, 2017


We just learned about the Mexico State of Veracruz.

Another state it Mexico is Jalisco.

This state is on the west coast of Mexico, on the Pacific ocean.
Jalisco has all different types of land, like forests, beaches, plains and lakes.

(from: wikipedia - jalisco)

The flag of Jalisco is blue and yellow, with the coat of arms in the middle.
The coat of arms has two bronze climbing lions with their paws on a pine tree, for victory.

(from: wikipedia - flag of jalisco)

In the town of Tequila, there is a volcano called the Tequila Volcano that erupted long ago, and the lava that poured out turned the ground there into a place where the agave cactus grows.
This cactus is one of the main ingredients for the drink called tequila, which is made in the town called Tequila.

(from: wikipedia - tequila volcano)

The state of Jalisco is where Mariachi music comes from.

(from: wikipedia - mariachi)

The biggest city in Jalisco is Guadalajara. It has many famous places like the cathedral of Guadalajara.
(from: wikipedia - guadalajara)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Kunlun Mountains

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Basil of Cecarea

We just learned about the Pachomius the Great.

Another famous Monk was Basil of Cecarea.

Basil was born into a rich family, but his father was killed for being a Christian.
He was raised by his mother and went to school, but when he got older he gave money to the poor, and made a place where he and others could study and worship God, like a monastery.
A lot of people liked him and asked him for wisdom, and he also worked very hard to try and talk to people who were having problems in life, and tell them that they should be good and believe in God.

(from: wikipedia - basil of caesarea)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lily Crucifix

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fuga d'Attila Relief - Algardi

We just learned about the Baroque sculpture of Saint Helena by Andrea Bolgi.

Another Baroque sculpture is the Fuga d'Attila Relief by Alessandro Algardi in 1653 in Rome.

Algardi was a sculptor at the same time as Bernini, but Bernini was very famous, so he sometimes had a hard time getting noticed for some of the amazing sculptures he was making, even though many people think he is just as good as Bernini.

He was given the job to create a few sculptures of Popes through the years, and one of his most famous is this Relief.
Remember that a relief sculpture is one that is on a wall, with the sculptures sticking out.
This was a sculpture of Pope Leo fighting against Attila the Hun.
Attila came to attack Rome, but the legend tells of Pope Leo asked for God's help to defeat him, and the Huns were not able to take over Rome.

(from: wikipedia - alessandro algardi)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Gonzaga Cameo

Friday, September 22, 2017

ASL - Nine Hundred

We counted to 100 in ASL, let's keep going!

What about 200 to 900?

To do the sign for 200, make the hand sign for 2, holding your pointer and tall finger up.
Then make he sign for the letter C.

For 300 through 900, just do the sign for the number 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, and then C for hundred.

Here is a helpful video to show how these signs are done.

100 - 900 in American Sign Language - Joy Maples

(from: wikipedia - american sign language)

Italian: duecento, trecento, quattrocento, cinquecento, seicento, settecento, ottocento, novecento

German: zweihundert, dreihundert, vierhundert, fünfhundert, sechshundert, siebenhundert, achthundert, neunhundert

Spanish: doscientos, trescientos, cuatrocientos, quinientos, seiscientos, sietecientos, ochocientos, novecientos

French: deux cent, trois cent, quatre cent, cinq cent, six cent, sept cent, huit cent, neuf cent

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Listric Fault

We just learned about the Oblique-Slip Fault.

Another earthquake fault is a Listric Fault.

This is like the Dip-Slip fault that we learned about before, but the fault line makes a curved line where the earth's crust slides down.

(from: wikipedia - fault (geology))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Drawing Down