Saturday, December 10, 2022

Café Terrace at Night - Van Gogh

We just learned about the Van Gogh painting of the Great Peacock Moth.

Another of his famous paintings is Café Terrace at Night.

His most famous painting of Starry Night was part of a group of three paintings.
The first one was about a Cafe that he visited and then painted in 1888.

The other is called Starry Night Over the Rhône, which he also painted in 1988.
Both of these were before the more famous Starry Night, and were the inspiration for him to make his most famous painting.

(from: wikipedia - cafe terrace at night)

(from: wikipedia - starry night over the rhone)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Sacrifice of Noah

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Kilo Flag

We just learned about the Juliet Flag.

Another of the maritime flags is the Kilo flag used for the letter K.

It is vertical stripes of yellow and blue.

It can also mean "I wish to communicate with you."

(from: wikipedia - )

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Motherboard

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Heliaster microbrachius

We just learned about the Freyella Elegans.

Another type of starfish is Heliaster microbrachius.

This starfish grows to be about 4 inches, and can have lots more arms than most starfish, and also a bigger disc for the center of their body.

They can be purple, black, yellow or white, and they live in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico.

(from: wikipedia - heliaster microbrachius)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Greater Dwarf Lemur

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Electroencephalography (EEG)

We just learned about the Theta Waves.

Another part of the science of sleep is Electroencephalography (EEG).

Sometimes to try and figure out if someone has a sleep problem, scientists can use this to test the different types of brain waves happening while you sleep.

To do an EEG they put stickers on your head, and hook them up to wires called electrodes which are hooked up to a computer to listen for any electricity your brain gives off.

(from: wikipedia - electroencephalography)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Tensor Tympani

Monday, December 5, 2022

Tianjin - China

We just learned about the city of Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Let's learn a little about the city of Tianjin, China!

This city is in China.
It is about 12,000 square kilometers, and over 13 million people live there.
The people in this city speak Tianjin Mandarin.

(from: wikipedia - tianjin)
For sports in Tianjin there is a soccer team the Jinmen Tiger FC, baseball team the Lions, and basketball team the Pioneers.
(from: wikipedia - tianjin - sports)

To eat in this city you might have Goubuli, which is a type of stuffed buns.

(from: wikipedia - goubuli)

Visiting this city you might go see the Tianjin Eye, a giant ferris wheel.

(from: wikipedia - tianjin eye)

St. Joseph Cathedral was built in 1913, and is the biggest Roman Catholic church in the city.

(from: wikipedia - st. joseph cathedral (tianjin))

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Belize

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Rachel's Children

We just learned about Leah's Children.

Another part of the Bible is Rachel's Children.

Rachel had two kids with Jacob, the boys Joseph and Benjamin.
In Genesis chapter 30 it talks about her first son Joseph, and then in Genesis 35 she had Benjamin.

(from: wikipedia - rachel)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Fall and Expulsion from Paradise