Thursday, February 7, 2019

PGM-11 Redstone

We just learned about the V-2 Rocket.

Another famous rocket from history is the PGM-11 Redstone.

This was an American rocket made from the German scientists who had made the V-2 rocket.

It was part of the American rocket program for a very long time.
This rocket was the first one to carry a nuclear bomb, that was exploded up in the atmosphere in the sky.
It was also part of the rocket program to launch the US Explorer 1 space satellite.

The family of rockets that were made as copies of this later went on to send a person into space!

(from: wikipedia - pgm-11 redstone)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Seismometer

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Upside-Down Jellyfish

We just learned about the Cauliflower Jellyfish.

Another type of Jellyfish is the Upside-Down Jellyfish, also called the Cassiopea Andromeda.

This kind of jellyfish usually lives in the sand or mud.
A lot of times people think this jelly is a sea anemone because it lays on the ground.
It lays on its back with its arms up waving around, and it uses its bell to keep the water flowing up on its arms.
If some animals come along to its arms, they will get stung and then fall into the jellyfish's mouth that is pointing up.

These jellies also live with algea growing in and around it, and some shrimp, and some other very small animals called zooxanthellae.
These tiny animals help keep other animals away that might hurt the jelly, and the jelly helps keep predators away that might hurt them.

(from: wikipedia - cassiopea andromeda)

[HD] No Sea anemone!!! Upside-down jellyfish / Mangrovenqualle @ Aquazoo [29/52] - FischbottichTV Nils

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Cuttlefish

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Taste Buds

We just learned about the Lingual Papillae.

Another part of the mouth is the Taste Buds.

The lingual papillae are the little bumps on the tongue, and on most of those little bumps are what we call taste buds, or taste receptors.

The taste receptors or buds are the tongue are what tell your mouth what flavor something is.
There are five different taste types: salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami.

The human tongue usually has from 2,000 to 8,000 taste buds.

(from: wikipedia - taste bud)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Phalangeal Ligaments

Monday, February 4, 2019

Kilkenny Castle

We just learned about Conwy Castle.

Another famous castle is Kilkenny Castle, built in 1195 AD in Kilkenny Ireland.

This castle was built right on the River Nore, and also right next to some very important roads.

Many royal people lived in this castle for a long time.

(from: wikipedia - kilkenny castle)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Morelos

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Muratorian Fragment

We just learned about the Tetramorph.

Another part of Early Christianity is the Muratorian Fragment.

Back when people were trying to put collect all the letters and writing about Jesus, someone wrote down a list of the books that they thought should be all together.

This list of books is almost exactly the list of books that became the New Testament.
A few of the books that were added later probably were discovered after a while and then added, but people believe this list of books was put together as early as 140 AD.

That means the list of books in the New Testament in the Bible has been about the same for almost 2,000 years.

(from: wikipedia - muratorian fragment)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Bridget of Sweden

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ellora - Hindu Caves

We just learned about the Ellora - Buddhist Caves.

Another part of ancient Indian artwork is the Ellora - Hindu Caves.

In the same place as the 12 Ellora Buddhist Caves, there are 17 Caves that were used for Hindu worship.

There are statues of Hindu gods and goddesses in these caves for Hindu people to worship, and the caves were built with a waterfall flowing over top.

These caves were actually carved out close to 100 years before the Buddhist caves were made nearby.
There are pillars, a temple and many statues and rooms for worshipping.

(from: wikipedia - ellora caves)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Ptaliputra Capital

Friday, February 1, 2019

Norwegian - I am happy

Last time we learned that the Norwegian words for horse, sheep and duck are hest, sau, and and.

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

We can break it up into two words:

I - jeg - sounds like yah-ee
am - er - sounds like ah-r
happy - glad - sounds like g-lah

Together jeg er glad sounds like yah-ee ah-r g-lah

norwegian language
(from: wikipedia - norwegian language)

Greek: Είμαι χαρούμενος

ASL: I am happy

Italian: Sono felice

German: Ich bin glücklich

Spanish: Estoy feliz

French: Je suis heureux