Friday, February 28, 2014

Spanish - I am happy


Last time we learned that the Spanish words for horse, sheep and duck are caballo, oveja and pato.

Let's learn how to say I am happy in Spanish!

We can break it up into two words:
I am - Estoy - sounds like ess-toy /?/
happy - feliz - Sounds like fell-ee-ss /?/

Together Estoy feliz sounds like Ess-toy fell-ee-ss.
association of spanish language academies
(from: wikipedia - Association of Spanish Language Academies)

Do you remember how to say it in French?
French - I am happy - Je suis heureux

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sandstone


We've learned now that there are three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.

One type of sedimentary rock is called sandstone.
Like the name sounds, it's made up of pieces of sand piling up on top of sand over years and years.
The small sand pieces are sediments, so that means it is a sedimentary type of rock.

sandstone
(from: wikipedia - sandstone)


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bongo


The bongo is another one of the many types of antelope.

It is a bright orange-brown color, with white stripes.
The orange-brown color is so thick in their fur that it can actually rub color off on to other things.
Some people even say that when it rains the water that drips off their fur is colored orange-brown!
bongo antelope
(from: wikipedia - bongo)


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trachea


Let's keep learning about the respiratory system! Last time we learned a little about the lungs.

The trachea is also known as the windpipe, and it is the part of your throat that is like a tube that carries air from your mouth to your lungs.
You can feel your windpipe, it is in the front of your neck and feels like a big tube.
trachea
(from: wikipedia - vertebrate trachea)

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Iraq


Iraq is a country in the Middle East in Asia, just south of Turkey.
iraq
(from: wikipedia - iraq)

For a meal in Iraq you might have fattoush, which is pita bread with leafy vegetables and other mixed vegetables.
fattoush
(from: wikipedia - fattoush)

One of the most powerful kings the world ever saw was Nebuchadnezzar, who was from the area where Iraq is now. When he was king there, the land was called Babylon.
nebuchadnezzar
(from: wikipedia - nebuchadnezzar)

There are ancient ruins in the town of Hatra
hatra ruins
(from: wikipedia - hatra)

The area is sometimes called the cradle of civilization because it is where some of the oldest buildings in the world are found.
mohenjo daro
(from: wikipedia - cradle of civilization)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Mexico

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jesus' Miracles - Healing a deaf and mute person


We've learned about Jesus' Miracles healing lepers, healing the blind, healing the paralyzed, healing women, healing on the sabbath and healing in a synagogue.

Another person Jesus healed was a man who could not hear or talk.
He touched the man's ears and tongue then shouted "Be opened!" and the man could hear and talk.
jesus miracles healing deaf mute
(from: wikipedia - healing the deaf mute of decapolis)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Apostle's Creed - Part 12

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blue moon


When people talk about a blue moon they don't mean that the moon actually turns blue!
A full moon comes around every 29 days, so there is usually only one full moon per month.

If there are two full moons in the same month, the second one is called a blue moon.
This doesn't happen very much, so there is a saying "once in a blue moon" that means not very often.
blue moon
(from: wikipedia - blue moon)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jupiter

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spanish - horse, sheep, duck


We've learned now that in Spanish dog is perro, cat is gato, cow is vaca, chicken is pollo and pig is cerdo.

Let's learn about some more animals!

horse - caballo - sounds like kah-bah-yo /?/
sheep - oveja - sounds like oh-vay-hah /?/
duck - pato - sounds like pah-toh /?/

Also in Spanish horses say jiii (sounds like heee), sheep say bee (sounds like bay), and ducks say cuac cuac!
association of spanish language academies
(from: wikipedia - Association of Spanish Language Academies)

Do you remember how to say it in French?
French - cheval, mouton, canard
et's learn a few more farm animals!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Metamorphic rock


There are three main types of rocks in our world.

We've learned about two types of rock now:
Igneous rock which is made from cooled lava.
Sedimentary rock which is made from water flowing over and leaving tiny pieces of dirt over thousands of years.

The third type of rock is metamorphic rock.
The word metamorphism means change in form.

These kinds of rocks are formed when two other rocks are squished together very hard for many many years.
Scientists can even look at the insides of the rock to figure out which types of rocks were squished together.

metamorphic rock
(from: wikipedia - metamorphic rock)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Voltage

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Oryx


The oryx is another one of the many types of antelope.

It's horns are so dangerous that it has even been known to kill lions with them.
Sometimes it is called the sabre antelope. Sabre is another word for a sword.
oryx
(from: wikipedia - oryx)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Prairie Dogs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lungs


The lungs are the part of your respiratory system that holds the air you breathe in.

When you breathe in deeply, you can feel your lungs get bigger and fill up with air.
The air we breathe has something called Oxygen that our body needs to live.
lungs
(from: wikipedia - human lung)


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia South of Israel.
It is also in an area known as the Middle East along with Israel and Turkey. saudi arabia
(from: wikipedia - saudi arabia)

For a meal in Saudi Arabia, you may have Kabsa, which is spices with rice, meat and vegetables.
kabsa
(from: wikipedia - kabsa)

A famous woman scientist in Saudi Arabia is Hayat Sindi.
It is very difficult for girls in that country to go to college or be scientists.
Many people there think that women should only stay home and cook and watch children.
Hayat Sindi has made many successes and helps teach little girls in her country that they can be anything they want to be.
hayat sindi
(from: wikipedia - hayat sindi)

In the town of Mada'in Saleh, there are some giant tombs carved into the side of mountains.

(from: wikipedia - mada'in saleh)

In Saudi Arabia, women have to wear something called a hijab, which covers their head and chest.
hijab
(from: wikipedia - hijab)

Men wear something called a thawb which is like a long robe.
thawb
(from: wikipedia - thawb)

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jesus' Miracles - Healing in the synagogue


We've learned about Jesus' Miracles healing lepers, healing the blind, healing the paralyzed, healing women and healing on the sabbath.

Another time Jesus healed on the sabbath, he did it in a place that is like a church, called a synagogue. He healed a man whose hand was very hurt. The people of the synagogue were very upset because they didn't think he should be healing on the sabbath in a synagogue.
christ heals man with paralysed hand
(from: wikipedia - healing the man with a withered hand)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Apostle's Creed Part 11

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lunar Phase


A full moon is when you can see the whole moon bright in the night sky.

What about when the moon isn't full and only part of it is showing?
Or when you can't see the moon at all in the sky?

The changing of the moon in the sky is called the lunar phase.
The light on the moon changes because it orbits the earth, and when the part we can see does not have sunlight shining on it, it is dark.
When the sunlight is shining on it all the way, it's bright.

lunar phase
(from: wikipedia - lunar phase)


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Spanish - Cow, chicken, pig


We already know that in Spanish, dog is perro and cat is gato.

Now let's learn about some farm animals!

cow - vaca - sounds like vah-kah /?/
chicken - pollo - sounds like poh-yo /?/
pig - cerdo - sounds like s-air-doh /?/

Also in Spanish cows say mu, chickens say kara-kara, and pigs say oinc-oinc!
association of spanish language academies
(from: wikipedia - Association of Spanish Language Academies)

Do you remember how to say it in French?
French - Cow, chicken, pig

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sedimentary Rock


We've already learned that one type of rock is igneous rock, and it is made from cooled lava.

Another type of rock is sedimentary rock.
That type of rock is made when water flows along and leaves dirt and other parts in a pile over and over through thousands of years.
sedimentary rock
(from: wikipedia - sedimentary rock)


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wildebeest


The wildebeest is another type of antelope from Africa.
Another name for the wildbeest is gnu, pronouced like new.

Wildebeests are very smart, and they travel in packs to help protect from other animals.
Sometimes they will even go out into fields where there are zebras, to help have a bigger group to watch out for lions.
They even have learned to understand sounds that baboons make when they are being attacked, so they know to run if danger is near.
wildebeest
(from: wikipedia - wildebeest)


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Respiratory System


Your respiratory system is the part of your body that helps you breathe in air.

The air we breathe has something called Oxygen which our body needs to survive.

There are many parts to your respiratory system, from your chest to your throat to your nose!

respiratory system
(from: wikipedia - respiratory system)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Tarsus

Monday, February 10, 2014

Afghanistan


Afghanistan is country in Asia South of Uzbekistan.
afghanistan
(from: wikipedia - afghanistan)

For lunch in Afghanistan, you might have badenjan which is eggplant.
bonjorn
(from: wikipedia - afghan cuisine)

The baba mountain range goes through Afghanistan.

(from: wikipedia - koh i baba)

Women in Afghanistan have to fight to have equal rights, and one famous woman who is helping women be equal in their country is Anarkali Honaryar
women's rights
(from: wikipedia - anarkali honaryar)

The country is also known for some of the best pomegranates!
pomegranates
(from: wikipedia - afghanistan)


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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Jesus' Miracles - Healing on the Sabbath


We've learned about Jesus' Miracles healing lepers, healing the blind, healing the paralyzed and healing women

One time some of the people that didn't like Jesus tried to trick him into breaking one of God's commandments.
People believed that you should always rest on the Sabbath day, a holy day that you should set aside just to worship God and not do any work. This was one of Moses's ten commandments.

So the people brought Jesus to a man who was sick and asked if it was OK for him to heal someone on the holy day. Jesus knew it was a trick, and said that if one of those people had a child or an ox that fell into a well, they would rescue it, so it was OK for him to heal the sick man.

jesus healing
(from: wikipedia - healing a man with dropsy)


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Solar eclipse


Remember orbit means that one thing spins around the outside of another thing.

We know the moon orbits around the earth, and is kind of close to the earth.
We also know the earth orbits around the sun.

What happens when the moon spins around the earth, and is right between the earth and the sun?
That's called a solar eclipse.

The moon gets right between the earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun!
solar eclipse
(from: wikipedia - solar eclipse)

When the moon is in just the right position, it blocks out pretty much the whole sun, and the earth gets dark light night time, even though it's day time!
solar eclipse
(from: wikipedia - solar eclipse)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Earth

Friday, February 7, 2014

Spanish - Black, white, brown, gray


We've learned red orange and yellow in Spanish is rojo naranja and amarillo, and green blue purple pink is verde azul morado and rosa.

Let's learn more colors!

Black - negro - sounds like nay-gdoh /?/
White - blanco - sounds like blah-n-coh /?/
Brown - marrĂ³n - sounds like mah-dd-oh-n /?/
Gray - gris - sounds like gd-ee-ss /?/

association of spanish language academies
(from: wikipedia - Association of Spanish Language Academies)

Do you remember how to say it in French?
noir, blanc, brun, gris

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lava lake


A lava lake is a large crater or hole filled with lava.

Sometimes lava lakes happen after an eruption that just fills up a crater,
and sometimes they happen because lava flows along the ground and fills up a hole.
lava lake
(from: wikipedia - lava lake)


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Impala


The impala is another type of antelope.

It is very good at jumping!
It can jump 9 feet in the air, taller than any person!
And it can jump more than 33 feet forward, about as long as two cars!

When a group of impalas gets scared by another animal that is attacking,
they will all start jumping around in the air to try and confuse their attacker.

impala
(from: wikipedia - impala)


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chewing muscles


There's a fancy word for chewing, it's called masticating.

You have two main muscles you use for chewing.
One is your jaw muscle called the masseter muscle.

masseter muscle
(from: wikipedia - masseter muscle)

The other is your temple muscle up on the side of your head, called the temporal muscle.

temporal muscle
(from: wikipedia - temporal muscle)


If you bite down hard and feel your face and the side of your head, you can feel which muscles they are.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan is a country in Asia West of China.
uzbekistan
(from: wikipedia - uzbekistan)

For dinner in Uzbekistan, you might have plov, which is rice, meat carrots and onions.

(from: wikipedia - uzbekistan)

One of the fastest bicycle racers in the world is from Uzbekistan, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.
djamolidine abdoujaparov
(from: wikipedia - djamolidine abdoujaparov)

Aral sea in Uzbekistan was once the fourth largest sea in the world.
Some people who needed drinking water took it from rivers that came out of that sea, and it drained it almost empty.
aral sea
(from: wikipedia - aral sea)

The city of Bukhara has many wonderful buildings.
bukara
(from: wikipedia - bukhara)


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jesus' Miracles - Healing Women


We've learned about Jesus' Miracles healing lepers, healing the blind, and healing the paralyzed.

Jesus healed other people as well, like three women that he healed.

One was sick and just had to touch his cloak to be healed.
One was the mother of the Apostle Simon Peter,
and another was a woman who had been crippled for eighteen years.

jesus healing simon peter's mother
(from: wikipedia - healing the mother of peter's wife)


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Moon Tides


The moon orbits the earth about every 27 days, and the earth spins around once every day.

Because the moon is so big, as it is spinning around the earth it affects the oceans and lakes.
This is called tide.

When a part of the ocean is facing where the moon is, the water rises up.
Then when the earth spins and the moon orbits, the water goes down.
When the ocean is facing totally opposite of where the moon is, the water rises up again.
And when the earth spins again the water goes down.

If you live on an ocean or lake, you can see the water rise up to the beach for a few hours, then go back out for a few hours.

high tide low tide
(from: wikipedia - tide)


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