Friday, August 14, 2020

Russian - Counting to Sixty Nine


We counted to 59 in Russian, let's keep going!

60 шестьдесят (shest'desyat) - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t 文A

61 шестьдесят один (shest'desyat odin) - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t oh-dee-n 文A

62 шестьдесят два (shest'desyat dva) - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t d-vah 文A

63 шестьдесят три (shest'desyat tri) - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t t-dee 文A

64 шестьдесят четыре (shest'desyat chetyre) - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t cheh-tee-dee 文A

65 шестьдесят пять (shest'desyat pyat') - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t pee-yah-t 文A

66 шестьдесят шесть (shest'desyat shest') - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t sheh-s-t 文A

67 шестьдесят семь (shest'desyat sem') - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t seh-m 文A

68 шестьдесят восемь (shest'desyat vosem') - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t voh-seh-m 文A

69 шестьдесят девять (shest'desyat devyat') - sounds like sheh-st-deh-s-yah-t day-v-yah-t 文A


russian language
(from: wikipedia - russian academy of sciences)

Norwegian: seksti, sekstien, seksti to, sekstitre, sekstifire, sekstifem, sekstiseks, sekstiju, seksti åtte, sekstini

Greek: εξήντα (exínta), εξήντα ένα (exínta éna), εξήντα δύο (exínta dýo), εξήντα τρεις (exínta treis), εξήντα τέσσερις (exínta tésseris), εξήντα πέντε (exínta pénte), εξήντα έξι (exínta éxi), εξήντα επτά (exínta eptá), εξήντα οκτώ (exínta októ), εξήντα εννέα (exínta ennéa)

ASL: fifty, fifty one, fifty two, fifty three, fifty four, fifty five, fifty six, fifty seven, fifty eight, fifty nine

Italian: sessanta, sessantuno, sessantadue, sessantatre, sessantaquattro, sessantacinque, sessantasei, sessantasette, sessantotto, sessantanove

German: sechzig, einundsechzig, zweiundsechzig, dreiundsechzig, vierundsechzig, fünfundsechzig, sechsundsechzig, siebenundsechzig, achtundsechzig, neunundsechzig

Spanish: sesenta, sesenta y uno, sesenta y dos, sesenta y tres, sesenta y cuatro, sesenta y cinco, sesenta y seis, sesenta y siete, sesenta y ocho, sesenta y nueve

French: soixante, soixante et un, soixante-deux, soixante-trois, soixante-quatre, soixante-cinq, soixante-six, soixante-sept, soixante-huit, soixante-neuf

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Johnson Bar


We just learned about the Valve Gear.

Another part of a steam locomotive is the Johnson Bar, also called the reach rod or reversing lever.

This is a lever that is hooked up to the Valve Gear, and is up in the Cab so that the engineer can push or pull on it to control the speed.

No one really knows why it has the name of Johnson Bar!


(from: wikipedia - johnson bar (locomotive))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Axle

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Jungle Cat


We just learned about the Flat-Headed Cat.

Another type of wild cat is the Jungle Cat, also called the reed cat or swamp cat.

This cat lives in Asia, and has brown or grey fur.
It is a little over 2 feet long and can weigh up to 35 pounds.

The ears on these cats have a little tuft of black hair, and they have a white mouth.
They have a few dark lines on their front legs.

These cats mostly live in wetlands like swamps or grasslands, which is how it got it's nickname the reed cat or swamp cat.




(from: wikipedia - jungle cat)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Freshwater Jellyfish

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lymphatic Vessel


We just learned about the Lymph Capillaries.

Another part of the lymphatic system is the Lymphatic Vessel.

These are like the veins and arteries in the body, but they carry lymph around the body.

The lymph is either brough to something called a lymph node, lymph duct or to a blood vein.

There are two types of lymphatic vessles:
- afferent lymph vessels: Bring lymph to a lymph node
- efferent lymph vessels: Bring lymph away from a lymph node


(from: wikipedia - lymphatic vessel)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Iris

Monday, August 10, 2020

Weddell Gyre


We just learned that an Ocean Gyre is a way that water flows around in all the oceans.

One of the ocean gyres in Antarctica is called the Weddell Gyre.

The Weddell Sea is the water by the Antarctic peninsula.

The water in this gyre mixes the super cold water right by Antarctica with the warmer southern Atlantic ocean water that is north of Antarctica.



(from: wikipedia - weddel gyre)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Drawbridge

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Dominican Order


We just learned about the Orthodoxy.

Another part of early Christianity is the Dominican Order.

We learned that the church all worked together and agree on rules that were called "Canon".
Following the rules is called "Orthodoxy", and breaking the rules is called "Heresy".

The Dominican Order is a group of people the church put in charge to make sure people followed the rules.

They were called the Dominican because the order was started by a church leader named Saint Dominic.


(from: wikipedia - dominican order)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Codex Vaticanus

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Nebraska State Capitol - The Sower - Lee Lawrie


We just learned about Philadelphia City Hall.

Another famous building with a lot of sculptures is the Nebraska State Capitol, and The Sower by Lee Lawrie.

This building was made in 1932, and has many sculptures and works of art all over it.

It is supposed to be all about growth, so the building is a big tower like a growing plant, and there is a statue on the top called "The Sower" of a person who has a bag of seeds and is throwing them out to grow.

Lee Lawrie was the artist who came up with the look of the building and the sculpture on the outside.

Lawrie was born in Germany, and moved to the US when he was a kid.
When he was 14 he got a job working as a sculptor and worked on the Nebraska capitol when he was 55 years old.


(from: wikipedia - nebraska state capitol)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Musawwarat Es Sufra