Friday, June 30, 2017

ASL - November, December


Let's keep learning about the months of the year in ASL!

We just learned how to say January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October.


Remember, to say a month, you just have to spell out the first three letters of the month.

November - N-O-V



December - D-E-C



wiktionary - appendix:sign language handshapes


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


ASL HANGOUT: HOW TO SIGN MONTHS OF THE YEAR! - Sign Duo


ASL
(from: wikipedia - american sign language)

Italian: Novembre, Dicembre

German: November, Dezember

Spanish: Noviembre, Diciembre

French: Novembre, Décembre

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Electrical Discharge Machining


We just learned about the Stamping.

Another way to work with metal is called Electrical Discharge Machining or EDM for short.
It is also sometimes called spark machining, spark eroding, burning, die sinking, wire burning or wire erosion.

This is a way to cut some parts out of a piece of metal using electricity.
A special tool zaps a piece of metal with some electricity, and the power of the electricity is so strong it cuts into the metal.



(from: wikipedia - electrical discharge machining)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Anvil - Horn

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad


We just learned about the Yellow Bellied Toad.

Another frog is the Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad.

Just like a lot of toads, this is not a "True Toad".
They get their name because they have a small mouth, and kind of a short fat body shape.

These frogs also do not have any eardrums!


(from: wikipedia - gastrophryne carolinensis)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Aruba Island Rattlesnake

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nail - Matrix


Let's learn a little more about nails.

One part of the nail is the matrix.
This is the skin underneath the very bottom part of the nail, below where the nail meets the skin.

The matrix has nerves and blood vessels, and it is the part that makes new cells that turn into the nails.


(from: wikipedia - nail (anatomy))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Hindbrain

Monday, June 26, 2017

Manitoba


We just learned about the province of Alberta.

The next biggest province in Canada is Manitoba.

It is in the southern part, right in the middle, above North Dakota and Minnesota.


(from: wikipedia - manitoba)



(from: wikipedia - flag of manitoba)



(from: wikipedia - coat of arms of manitoba)

The arctic temperatures in Manitoba are perfect for many polar bears to live there.

(from: wikipedia - polar bear)

Winnipeg the capital of Manitoba, has a museum called the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.


(from: wikipedia - canadian museum for human rights)

There is an old fort in Churchill called the Prince of Wales Fort

(from: wikipedia - prince of wales fort)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Manaslu

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Proverbs 31


We just learned about Proverbs 3.

Another famous proverb is Proverbs 31.

This chapter tells of the wisdom of having a good wife, and how valuable she is.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.


(from: wikipedia - proverbs 31)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Ichthys

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Christ and St. Thomas - Verrocchio


We just learned about the Cantoria bu Luca Della Robbia.

Another famous Renaissance sculpture is the bronze statue of Christ and St. Thomas, sculpted by Andrea del Verrocchio in 1483 in Florence.

These statues tell the story of Christ when the Apostle Thomas doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead, and said he would only believe if he saw him with his own eyes.

The statue shows Christ standing confident and strong, and Thomas looking very nervous and embarrassed.

When it was sculpted it was made to be seen only from the front side, so the back is not sculpted.
This helped make it easier to do, and also saved on using up bronze.

(from: wikipedia - christ and st. thomas (verrocchio))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Elgin Marbles

Friday, June 23, 2017

ASL - September, October


Let's keep learning about the months of the year in ASL!

We just learned how to say January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August.


Remember, to say a month, you just have to spell out the first three letters of the month.

September - S-E-P



October - O-C-T



wiktionary - appendix:sign language handshapes


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


ASL HANGOUT: HOW TO SIGN MONTHS OF THE YEAR! - Sign Duo


ASL
(from: wikipedia - american sign language)

Italian: Settembre, Ottobre

German: September, Oktober

Spanish: Septiembre, Octubre

French: Septembre, Octobre

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stamping


We just learned about Bending.

Another part of metalworking is stamping.

Stamping is when you take a large piece of flat metal and you want to shape it and cut it.


(from: wikipedia - stamping (metalworking))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Anvil Face

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Yellow Bellied Toad


We just learned about the African Clawed Frog.

Another frog is the Yellow Bellied Toad.

This type of frog has a yellow body with black swirls all over it's body, and heart shaped pupils.


(from: wikipedia - yellow bellied toad)



(from: wikipedia - yellow bellied toad)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Mexican Lance Headed Rattlesnake

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nails


We just learned about sweat glands.

Another part of the integumentary system is the nails.

Even though nails feel hard like bones, they are actually made of something called keratin.
It's the same thing that hair is made out of too.
There are lots of parts of nails, like the plate, lunula, root, sinus, matrix, bed, hyponychium, and margin.

(from: wikipedia - nail (anatomy))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Medulla Oblongata

Monday, June 19, 2017

Alberta


We just learned about the British Columbia.

Another province in Canada is Alberta.
Alberta is in the west part of Canada, just north of the US state of Montana.



(from: wikipedia - alberta)

The flag of Alberta is a blue background with the shield of Alberta on it.
The shield has pictures of the natural beauty of Alberta on it, the Rocky mountains, the grass prairies and wheat fields.


(from: wikipedia - flag of alberta)

The coat of arms of Alberta has a beaver, the shield of Alberta, wild roses that are the flower of Alberta, a golden lion and a pronghorn.


(from: wikipedia - coat of arms of alberta)

There is a lot of oil in Canada, in a place called the Athabasca oil sands.
This place has the third most oil of any place in the world.


(from: wikipedia - athabasca oil sands)

There is a park in Alberta called Dinosaur Provincial Park where they have found a whole lot of old dinosaur bones.


(from: wikipedia - dinosaur provincial park)

The bighorn sheep is the state animal of Alberta.


(from: wikipedia - bighorn sheep)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dhaulagiri

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Proverbs 3


We just learned about Proverbs.

One famous Proverb is Proverbs chapter 3.

This chapter says to trust in the Lord and he will help you out.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.



(from: wikipedia - book of proverbs)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Crucifix

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cantoria - Luca della Robbia


We just learned about the Gates of Paradise.

Another famous Renaissance sculpture is the Cantoria organ loft in the Cathedral of Florence, sculpted in 1438 by Luca della Robbia.
These marble sculptures showed a group of people singing and dancing and making music to praise the Lord, in the words of Psalm 150 from the Bible.

The Psalm says to praise God with the trumpet, harp, lyre, timbral, dancing, strings, pipe and cymbals.
This sculpture shows people doing all of these different things to praise God.


(from: wikipedia - luca della robbia)


(from: wikipedia - luca della robbia)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jockey of Artemision

Friday, June 16, 2017

ASL - July, August


Let's keep learning about the months of the year in ASL!

We just learned how to say January, February, March, April, May, June

Remember, to say a month, you just have to spell out the first three letters of the month.

July - J-U-L



August - A-U-G



wiktionary - appendix:sign language handshapes


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


ASL HANGOUT: HOW TO SIGN MONTHS OF THE YEAR! - Sign Duo


ASL
(from: wikipedia - american sign language)

Italian: Luglio, Agosto

German: Juli, August

Spanish: Julio, Agosto

French: Julliet, Août

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bending


We've just learned about what a metal Burr is.

Another way to work with metal is Bending.

Sometimes if you have a long metal pipe or sheet of metal that you want to be bent in a certain way, you have to use a tool or machine to get the exact bend you want.

You might want a nice rounded curve, or you might want a V shaped bend of exactly the right size.

There are different types of bends that you can make, everything from air bending, bottoming, coining, three-point bending, folding, wiping, rotary bending, roll bending, elastomer bending, joggling.

There are many types of machines to do all different types of bends, like a cornice brake, box-and-pan brake, bar folder, press brake, punch press, screw press and stamping press.

Many of the tools use something called a "die" which is something with a special shape used to bend the metal the way you want. There are many dies out there, like v, rotary bending, 90 degree, acute angle, gooseneck, offset, hemming, seaming, radius, beading, curling, tube and pipe forming, four-way, channel-forming, u-bend, box-forming, corrugating, multiple-bend and rocker!

Basically any way you want to bend your metal, there is a tool and die for it!


(from: wikipedia - bending (metalworking))



(from: wikipedia - brake (sheet metal bending))



(from: wikipedia - press brake)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Anvil

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

African Clawed Frog


We just learned about the Tomato Frog.

Another frog is the African Clawed Frog.

This frog gets its name from having three short claws on its back feet, that it uses to tear up it's food.

One awesome thing about this frog is that along with the Northern Leopard Frog, this was the first type of frog to go into outer space!
In 1961, the Russian space program took some frogs up with them to do some science experiements, and they took the African Clawed Frog and the Northern Leopard Frog, to see how they would do in space.


(from: wikipedia - african clawed frog)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Puffing Snake

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sweat glands


We just learned about the Hair - Sebaceous Gland.

Another part of the integumentary system is the sweat gland.

Sweat glands are used to help cool your body down, and for your body to get rid of some waste like salt.

There are two types of sweat glands, the eccrine and apocrine.
The eccrine glands are the ones that are all over your body, and let out the watery sweat when you are hot and sweating.
The apocrine glands are only in a few places, like your armpits.
These apocrine glands also let out some smelly oils, which is part of what makes your body smell if you don't shower.


(from: wikipedia - eccrine sweat gland)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Pons