Monday, January 11, 2016

Great Slave Lake

We just learned about the lake Lake Malawi.

The next biggest lake is in Canada, called the Great Slave Lake.

It is the deepest lake in North America, and it was named after the First Nation Slavey people.

(from: wikipedia - great slave lake)

When the lake is frozen, people drive on the ice like a normal road, from the city of YellowKnife to the city of Dettah.

(from: wikipedia - great slave lake)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Indiana

Sunday, January 10, 2016


We just learned about the book of Jude.

The very last book of the bible is Revelation.

This book talks about the future, about Jesus coming again some day at the end of time.

There are a lot of things in this book like dragons, horsemen and beasts that all bring about the final days of the world.

(from: wikipedia - book of revelation)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Arrest of Jesus - Judas' Kiss

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Composition VII - van Doesburg

We just learned about the famous painting Composition II by Piet Mondrian.

Another famous work of art is Composition VII by Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg in 1917.

Like Mondrian, van Doesburg was part of the De Stijl movement that made abstract art using shapes and colors that were just from their imagination.

(from: wikipedia - theo van doesburg)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: The Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata - Donatello

Friday, January 8, 2016

Italian - Green, Blue, Purple, Pink

We just learned that in Italian, red, orange and yellow are rosso, arancione and giallo.

Let's learn more colors!

green - verde - sounds like vay-der-day /?/

blue - blu - sounds like blue /?/

purple - viola - sounds like vee-oh-lah /?/

pink - rosa - sounds like doh-sah /?/

academy of the bran
(from: wikipedia - accademia della crusca)

In German:
grĂ¼n, blau, lila, rosa

In Spanish:
verde, azul, morado, rosa

In French:
vert, bleu, violet, rose

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Steam Devil

We just learned about the firestorm.

Another type of work is a steam devil.

These can appear when there is a spinning whirlwind of air over water, and there is fog that gets pulled up into the whirlwind.

(from: wikipedia - steam devil)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cirrus Clouds

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Yorkshire Terrier

We just learned about the type of dog the Keeshond.

Another type of dog is the Yorkshire Terrier, sometimes called a Yorkie.

Yorkies are small dogs, about 7 pounds, and they were used long ago to catch rats in cotton and woolen mills.

(from: wikipedia - yorkshire terrier)

During World War II there was a famous Yorkie named Smoky that a soldier found and adopted. The dog traveled with him in his backpack on airplanes and boats, and even helped save some soldiers because he was small enough to crawl through a tunnel carrying a telegram wire.

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Spider silk - cribellum

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Heart - Valves

We just learned about how the blood flows through the ventricles, atriums, veins and arteries.

In between each of these areas is something called a valve which opens and closes to let the blood out or keep it in.

(from: wikipedia - heart valve)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Common Carotid Artery