Monday, September 26, 2022


We just learned about the Country of Uruguay and many other countries in South America

Let's learn a little about the city of Chongching!

This city is in China.
It is about 82,000 square kilometers, and about 32 million people live there.
The people in this country speak Mandarin Chinese.

(from: wikipedia - chongqing)

There was a soccer team in Chongqing, but after 2021 the team closed up.

(from: wikipedia - chongqing liangjiang athletic f.c.)

To eat in this city you might have a Chongqing hot pot. This is a cooked pot of different meats with sesame oil to dip into.

(from: wikipedia - chongqing hot pot)

Visiting this city you might go see

(from: wikipedia - chongqing art museum)

Along the Yangtze River, there are some areas with very high mountain sides. In Chongqing this gorge is called the Qutang Gorge.

(from: wikipedia - qutang gorge)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Vietnam

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Noah's Ark

We just learned about Cain and Abel in Genesis chapter 4.

In chapters 5 through 10 of Genesis, it tells the story of Noah's Ark.

Noah was the descendant of the family of Adam many years after Adam.
God felt that Noah was a good man, and told him to go on an ark with animals while the world was flooded.

Later Noah had many children, and many years later a descendant of Noah was Abram.

(from: wikipedia - noah)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Hark the Herald Angel's Sing

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sunflowers - Van Gogh

We just learned about the group of Van Gogh paintings called the Saintes-Maries.

Another bunch of paintings that Van Gogh made was of some Sunflowers.

Around 1888 he made four different sunflower paintings, each one just a little different.

(from: wikipedia - )

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Anatomical Drawings - Leonardo Da Vinci

Friday, September 23, 2022

Hindi - Vegetables

We just learned how to say some fruits to eat in Hindi.

Let's learn how to say some vegetables.

carrot गाजर (gaajar) - sounds like gah-jer - 文A

corn मक्का (makka) - sounds like mah-kah - 文A

pea मटर (matar) - sounds like mah-ter - 文A

hindi devanagari
(from: wikipedia - devanagari)

Swahili: carrot karoti (kah-roh-tee), mahindi (mah-hee-n-dee), pea njegere (n-jay-gay-ray)

Russian: морковь (morkov'), кукуруза (kukuruza), горох (gorokh)

Norwegian: gulrot, mais, erter

Greek: καρότο (karóto), καλαμπόκι (kalampóki), μπιζέλι (bizéli)

ASL: carrot, corn, pea

Italian: carote, mais, piselli

German: Karotte, Mais, Erbse

Spanish: zanahoria, maíz, guisante

French: carotte, maïs, pois

Thursday, September 22, 2022

International maritime signal flags

We just learned about ethylene, and we've learned a lot about where we get oil and what we use it for.

Let's learn a little about flags!

Sometimes boats will hang up special flags to send a message to other boats.

These are called International maritime signal flags.

There is a flag for each letter of the alphabet A-Z and each of the numbers 0-9.
Sailors can use them to spell out messages, but also each flag has a special meaning too.

Ships use these flags to tell other people they are in trouble and need help, to warn people of danger, or even during sailing races to give messages to the boats sailing.

(from: wikipedia - international maritime signal flags)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Computer Monitor

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Astropecten Aranciacus

We just learned about the American Hog-Nosed Skunk, and a lot of other animals in that same family.

Let's learn about some different kinds of starfish!

One type of starfish is the Astropecten Aranciacus.

This starfish lives in the east part of the Atlantic ocean, and also in the Mediterranean Sea.
It lives right by the coast, and when the water goes out for low tide it buries itself into the sand.

The top of this animal is reddish orange with some yellow, and the bottom is all white.
It has two sets of spiney pokey parts on the outside of its legs called inferomarginal spines and superomarginal spines.

For food these starfish eat molluscs by crawling over them and then using their mouth on the bottom to eat them.

(from: wikipedia - astropecten aranciacus)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Azaras Night Monkey

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Rapid Eye Movement

We just learned about the Unconsciousness.

Another part of sleep is called Rapid Eye Movement.

Sometimes when you are sleeping and your eyelids are closed, your eyeballs will move around like they are wiggling.
During this time the brain is active and the eyes are moving, but you are sound asleep.
Because the eyes are moving quickly, they call it REM for Rapid Eye Movement.

During other times of sleep the eyes don't move as much.

(from: wikipedia - rapid eye movement sleep)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cochlea