Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Vestibule of the Ear


We just learned about the part of the inner ear called the Bony Labryinth.

Another part of the inner ear is the Vestibule of the Ear.

The word vestibule means entrance, and this part of the ear has pathways going to the other parts of the inner ear.
It also has some walls that have tiny holes in them where very thin hairlike nerves go through to other parts of the ear.


(from: wikipedia - vestibule of the ear)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Haematopoiesis

Monday, August 30, 2021

Tajikistan


We just learned about the country of Singapore

Let's learn a little about the country of Tajikistan!

This is a small country in Asia bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.
It is about 55,000 square miles, and about 9.5 million people live there.
People in this country usually speak either the Tajik language or Russian.

(from: wikipedia - tajikistan)

The flag of Tajikistan is sideways stripes of red, white and green, with a yellow crown and stars in the white.
Red is for victory, white is for purity, and green is for nature.
The crown is for the Tajik people and the stars are for perfection and happiness.


(from: wikipedia - flag of tajikistan)

To eat in Tajikistan you might have Qurutob, which is cheese balls with bread and vegetables.


(from: wikipedia - qurutob)

Visiting Tajikistan you might go to Karakul which is a lake 16 mile wide lake inside of a 32 mile wide crater.


(from: wikipedia - karakul (tajikistan))

There is a Historical Museum of Sughd that is built inside of the ancient Khujand Fortress.

(from: wikipedia - historical museum of sughd)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Outlet Glacier

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Lift High the Cross


We just learned about the hymn In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found.

Another famous hymn is Lift High the Cross, written by George Kitchin in 1887.

Kitchen lived in England, where he was working for the church.
This song is used a lot as a song for the Easter time of year.


(from: wikipedia - lift high the cross)


Lift High The Cross - John Birkhead

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Divine Comedy - Inferno

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Codex Atlanticus


We just learned about the Leonardo da Vinci painting Virgin and Child with Saint Anne.

Another famous work of Leonardo's is Codex Atlanticus.

During his time as an artist, Leonardo also was famous for making drawings of inventions.
The book Codex Atlanticus is a big book of over 2,000 pages of his inventions.

It has drawings of things like giant crossbows, machines, parachutes, pumps, and gears.


(from: wikipedia - codex atlanticus)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial - Hancock

Friday, August 27, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Eighty Nine


We counted to 79 in Swahili, let's keep going!

80 themanini - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee 文A

81 themanini na moja - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah moh-jah 文A

82 themanini na mbili - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

83 themanini na tatu - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah tah-too 文A

84 themanini na nne - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah n-nay 文A

85 themanini na tano - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah tah-noh 文A

86 themanini na sita - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah see-tah 文A

87 themanini na saba - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah sah-bah 文A

88 themanini na nane - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah nah-nay 文A

89 themanini na tisa - sounds like th-ay-mah-nee-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: восемьдесят (vosem'desyat), восемьдесят один (vosem'desyat odin), восемьдесят два (vosem'desyat dva), восемьдесят три (vosem'desyat tri), восемьдесят четыре (vosem'desyat chetyre), восемьдесят пять (vosem'desyat pyat'), восемьдесят шесть (vosem'desyat shest'), восемьдесят семь (vosem'desyat sem'), восемьдесят восемь (vosem'desyat vosem'), восемьдесят девять (vosem'desyat devyat')

Norwegian: åtti, åttiett, åttito, åttitre, åttifire, åttifem, åttiseks, åttisyv, åtti οκτώ, åttini

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

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

Italian: ottanta, unottanta, ottantadue, ottantatre, ottantaquattro, ottantacinque, ottantasei, ottantasette, ottantotto, ottantanove

German: achtzig, einundachtzig, zweiundachtzig, dreiundachtzig, vierundachtzig, fünfundachtzig, sechsundachtzig, siebenundachtzig, achtundachtzig, neunundachtzig

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

French: quatre-vingts, quatre-vingts-un, quatre vingt deux, quatre vingt trois, quatre vingt quatre, quatre vingt cinq, quatre vingt six, quatre vingt sept, quatre vingt huit, quatre vingt neuf

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Tire Tread


We just learned a little about Car Tire.

One part of the tire is the Tire Tread.

This is the rubber on the outside of the tire that is in different shapes and patterns.
When there are lines in the tires, those are supposed to help the tire push water out of the way so the car doesn't slide around on the road.
Some tires made for the snow have bigger gaps in the tire treads so the snow can pack in there, and sometimes they even have hard bumps on the outside to help keep the car from slipping.
Tires that are used for racing are called racing slicks, and they have no marks on the tread at all.

After driving for a while, the rubber tread on the outside of the tire will wear out, and the tread will get smooth.
When this happens the tires need to be replaced.



(from: wikipedia - tire tread)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Sand Dome

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wedge-Capped Capuchin


We just learned about the Golden Lion Tamarin.

Another type of New World Monkey is the Wedge-Capped Capuchin, also called weeper capuchin or Cebus olivaceus.

These small monkeys grow to be about 6 pounds, and can grow to be over 30 years old.
They live in the forests of South America, jumping through the trees to get around.
Wedge-Capped Capuchins get their name from the dark fur on their head that makes it look like they are wearing a little hat or a cap.
For food these monkeys eat small animals like bugs or snails, and fruits or nuts.

One funny thing scientists saw is that sometimes these monkeys will rub themselves with millipedes on their fur, and people think the millipedes let out a chemical that works like bug spray for the monkeys.


(from: wikipedia - wedge-capped capuchin)


Wedge-Capped Capuchin - Thug Hamster


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Sand Cat

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Bony Labyrinth


We just learned about the Inner Ear.

One part of the inner ear is the Bony Labyrinth, also called the osseous labyrinth or otic capsule.

We learned a while ago that the part of the skull bone on the side of the head is called the Temporal Bone
Inside the temporal bone is the Bony Labyrinth, which is where the inner ear is.


(from: wikipedia - bony labyrinth)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Bone Marrow

Monday, August 23, 2021

Singapore


We just learned about the country of Qatar

Let's learn a little about the country of Singapore!

This country is a small island that is just south of the country of Malaysia.
There is a river between Malaysia and Singapore, and bridges between the two countries.
It is a very small country, only 281 square miles, but it has over 5 million people living there.


(from: wikipedia - singapore)

The flag of Singapore is a red stripe over a white stripe, with a white moon and stars in the red part.
Red is for equality, white is for purity, the moon is for the growing nation, and the five stars are for democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.


(from: wikipedia - flag of singapore)

To eat in Singapore you might have bak kut teh, which is pork ribs cooked with spices, mushrooms and garlic.


(from: wikipedia - bak kut teh)

Visiting Singapore, you might go see the Botanical Gardens, which has over 200 acres of plants.

(from: wikipedia - singapore botanical gardens)

The name of Singapore means "lion city", so the city came up with a mascot called a "merlion" kind of like a mermaid but with the head of a lion.
There are many merlion statues all over Singapore.


(from: wikipedia - merlion)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Antarctic Glaciers

Sunday, August 22, 2021

In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found


We just learned about the hymn Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.

Another famous hymn is In Christ Alone My Hope Is Found written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend in Ireland in 2001.

The writers Getty and Townend both grew up in Ireland. Both of their fathers were church leaders, and they both grew up learning music.
They met in 2000 and decided to work together to write a song with a new sound that helped tell the story of Jesus.

With their song they wanted to write something that people liked to sing, so that in church people would worship together and help them grow as a congregation of Christians.


In Christ Alone - HD - KeithandKristyn Getty

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Divine Comedy

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne - Leonardo da Vinci


We just learned about the lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci called The Battle of Angiari.

Another famous painting by Leonard da Vinci is Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, painted in Florence in 1503 AD.

This is a painting of the baby Jesus holding a lamb, while his mother Mary is looking at him.
In some Bibles the mother of Mary is called Anne, and so the woman behind Mary is supposed to be Jesus' grandmother Anne.

Jesus holding the lamb was important Because Jesus was called the lamb of God, and he is also supposed to be the shepherd for his people the sheep.
The painting shows the family of Jesus, with grandmother Anne looking at Mary, Mother Mary looking at Jesus, and Jesus has the lamb.


(from: wikipedia - virgin and child with saint anne (leonardo))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Astor Memorial Doors - Karl Bitter

Friday, August 20, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Seventy Nine


We counted to 69 in Swahili, let's keep going!

70 sabini - sounds like sah-bee-nee 文A

71 sabini na moja - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah moh-jah 文A

72 sabini na mbili - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

73 sabini na tatu - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah tah-too 文A

74 sabini na nne - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah n-nay 文A

75 sabini na tano - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah tah-noh 文A

76 sabini na sita - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah see-tah 文A

77 sabini na saba - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah sah-bah 文A

78 sabini na nane - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah nah-nay 文A

79 sabini na tisa - sounds like sah-bee-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: семьдесят (sem'desyat), семьдесят один (sem'desyat odin), семьдесят два (sem'desyat dva), семьдесят три (sem'desyat tri), семьдесят четыре (sem'desyat chetyre), семьдесят пять (sem'desyat pyat'), семьдесят шесть (sem'desyat shest'), семьдесят семь (sem'desyat sem'), семьдесят восемь (sem'desyat vosem'), семьдесят девять (sem'desyat devyat')

Norwegian: sytti, sytti en, syttito, syttitre, sytti-fire, syttifem, syttiseks, sytti syv, syttiåtte, syttini

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

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

Italian: settanta, settantuno, settantadue, settantatre, settantaquattro, settantacinque, settantasei, settantasette, settantotto, settantanove

German: siebzig, einundsiebzig, zweiundsiebzig, dreiundsiebzig, vierundsiebzig, fünfundsiebzig, sechsundsiebzig, siebenundsiebzig, achtundsiebzig, neunundsiebzig

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

French: soixante-dix, soixante et onze, soixante-douze, soixante-treize, soixante-quatorze, soixante-quinze, soixante-seize, soixante dix sept, soixante dix huit, soixante dix neuf

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Car Tire


We just learned about the Brake Pad.

Another part of a car is the Tire.

We know these are the things on the car that touch the road and spin around and make the car go.
Even though tires seem really simple, there is a lot of work that goes into making a tire that doesn't pop or slip all over, and that makes a car ride feel smooth.

When people first started making carts to sit in and be pulled by horses, they were mostly just made of wood, metal and leather so they were a very bumpy ride.
Now cars use rubber tires, that are smooth or bumpy on the outside depending on if you are driving in snow or on a race track.
There are even giant rubber tires that are made with no air in them so they can't pop.


(from: wikipedia - tire)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Safety Valve

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Golden Lion Tamarin


We just learned about the Brown Mantled Tamarin.

Another type of New World Monkey is the Golden Lion Tamarin, also called the golden marmoset or leontoithecus rosalia.

This is a small monkey that lives in Brazil, with only about 3,000 of them left in the wild.
These monkeys only grow to about 10 inches long and weigh about 1 pound.

They have bright orange fur with a big furry mane around their face like a lion.
Mostly these monkeys live in trees, using their little claws to hang on to the bark.
Usually for food they will eat fruits, nuts or small bugs.



(from: wikipedia - golden lion tamarin)


What's Moo at the Zoo? - Golden Lion Tamarins - Erie Zoological Society


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Black Footed Cat

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Inner Ear


We just learned about the Ear Canal.

Another part of the ear is the Inner Ear, also called the internal ear, or auris interna.

We learned about the parts of the outer ear that you can see outside the body.
After the outer ear helps bring sounds to the ear and into the ear canal, the parts of the inner ear help turn all of those noises and sound waves into something the brain can understand.


(from: wikipedia - inner ear)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lymph Nodes

Monday, August 16, 2021

Qatar


We just learned about the country of Pakistan

Let's learn a little about the country of Qatar!

Qatar is a small country in the middle east, made up of only about 4,000 square miles but with about 2.7 million people living there.
People in Qatar mostly speak Arabic.


(from: wikipedia - qatar)

The flag of Qatar is white on the left and red on the right, and the middle is a jagged edge splitting up the two colors.

The red color is called "Qatar Maroon" and goes back over 100 years to when the country made a reddish colored dye from shellfish, and the white is for peace.


(from: wikipedia - flag of qatar)

To eat in Qatar you might have quzi, which is made of rice with lamb and nuts.


(from: wikipedia - quzi)

Visiting Qatar you might go see Al Zubara Fort, which is an old castle built in 1938.

(from: wikipedia - al zubara fort)

The Pearl is a 12 square mile man made island that was built for people to live there.


(from: wikipedia - the pearl-qatar)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Ross Gyre

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus


We just learned about the hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

Another famous hymn is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, also called The Heavenly Vision, written by Helen Lemmel in 1922.

Helen Lemmel was born in England, and moved to America when she was 12.
She was the daughter of a pastor, and grew up learning music and studying the Bible.

Helen heard a poem called "Focused" that was written by Isabella Lilias Trotter.
After she read it, she went right awand wrote the music for this song, and other verses to make the hymn.


(from: wikipedia - lilias trotter)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Medieval Inquisition

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Battle of Anghiari - Leonardo da Vinci


We just learned about Leonardo Da Vinci's painting the Virgin of the Rocks.

Another famous painting of Leonardo's was The Battle of Anghiari made some time around 1505 AD.

This painting is also called the "Lost Leonardo" because the painting is missing.
People know about the painting because some other painters made copies of the original and they are still around.

This was a painting of a big battle with people on horses fighting for a flag.
It was painted on a wall in the town hall in Florence, and Michelangelo made a painting on the wall across from it.
This was the only time the two masters worked on a project together.


(from: wikipedia - the battle of anghiari (leonardo))


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Alexander Macomb - Adolph Alexander Weinman

Friday, August 13, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Sixty Nine


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

60 sitini - sounds like see-tee-nee 文A

61 sitini na moja - sounds like see-tee-nee nah moh-jah 文A

62 sitini na mbili - sounds like see-tee-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

63 sitini na tatu - sounds like see-tee-nee nah tah-too 文A

64 sitini na nne - sounds like see-tee-nee nah n-nay 文A

65 sitini na tano - sounds like see-tee-nee nah tah-noh 文A

66 sitini na sita - sounds like see-tee-nee nah see-tah 文A

67 sitini na saba - sounds like see-tee-nee nah sah-bah 文A

68 sitini na nane - sounds like see-tee-nee nah nah-nay 文A

69 sitini na tisa - sounds like see-tee-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: шестьдесят (shest'desyat), шестьдесят один (shest'desyat odin), шестьдесят два (shest'desyat dva), шестьдесят три (shest'desyat tri), шестьдесят четыре (shest'desyat chetyre), шестьдесят пять (shest'desyat pyat'), шестьдесят шесть (shest'desyat shest'), шестьдесят семь (shest'desyat sem'), шестьдесят восемь (shest'desyat vosem'), шестьдесят девять (shest'desyat devyat')

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 12, 2021

Brake Pad


We just learned about the Brake Caliper.

Another part of a car is the Brake Pad.

Remmeber we learned that the caliper is wrapped around the spinning rotor and clamps down to stop it from spinning and slow the car down.
The brake pad is inside the caliper, and pushes against the rotor.
The pads scrape against the rotor, and eventually they will wear down and have to be replaced.
Cars have brake pads for their front wheels, and the back wheel pads are called brake shoes.



(from: wikipedia - brake pad)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Johnson Bar

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Brown-Mantled Tamarin


We just learned about the Emperor Tamarin.

Another type of new world monkey is the Brown-Mantled Tamarin, also called Spix's saddle-back tamarin or leontocebus fuscicollis.

This is a small monkey that lives in South America, and grows to be less than 2 pounds.
They mostly live in the trees, and they have a dark brown head and shoulders.


(from: wikipedia - brown-mantled tamarin)


Brown-mantled Tamarin Spix's Saddle-back Tamarin northern Amazonian - Amazing Planet!


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Jungle Cat

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Ear Canal


We just learned about the Concha.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out
- The antitragus, which is the bump pointing up that is connected to the earlobe
- The tragus, which is the part closest to the cheek that sticks out
- The earlobe, which is the part that hangs down at the bottom
- The intertragic notch, which is the open space between the tragus and antitragus
- The concha, which is the part of the ear that leads right into the inside of the ear.

Another part of the outer ear is the Ear Canal, also called the external auditoriy meatus, or EAM.

This is the tunnel in your ear that leads to the inner ear.
For a grown up, the ear canal is usually about 1 inch long, and 1/3 of an inch wide.

The ear canal (external acoustic meatus, external auditory meatus, EAM) is a pathway running from the outer ear to the middle ear. The adult human ear canal extends from the pinna to the eardrum and is about 2.5 centimetres (1 in) in length and 0.7 centimetres (0.3 in) in diameter.
(from: wikipedia - ear canal)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lymphatic Vessel

Monday, August 9, 2021

Pakistan


We just learned about the country of Oman

Let's learn a little about the country of Pakistan!

Pakistan is a medium sized country with a lot of people living there.
It is about 882,000 square miles, and has about 225 million people living there.

Pakistan borders the countries of India, Afghanistan, Iran, China, and also borders the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
In this country people speak the Urdu language.


(from: wikipedia - pakistan)

The flag of Pakistan has a white stripe on the left, and then the rest of the flag is dark green with a white moon and star.
The green flag with the white moon and star are for Islam, and the white is for Christians and Hindus.


(from: wikipedia - flag of pakistan)

To eat in Pakistan you might have Chapli Kebab which is ground beef mixed with spices and fried in a patty.


(from: wikipedia - chapli kebab)

Visiting Pakistan you might go to Lake Saiful Muluk, which is a lake surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in a place called the Kaghan Valley.


(from: wikipedia - lake saiful muluk)

There is a dam in Pakistan called Tarbela Dam, that is about 97 square miles, and helps control the water and also make electricty.


(from: wikipedia - tarbela dam)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Weddell Gyre

Sunday, August 8, 2021

What a Friend We Have in Jesus


We just learned about the hymn Crown Him with Many Crowns.

Another famous Hymn is What a Friend We Have in Jesus written by Joseph Scriven in 1855, with the music written in 1868 by Charles Crozat Converse.

Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819, and when he was 25 years old he moved to Canada.
His mother stayed back home and got very sick, so he wrote her a poem called "Pray Without Ceasing".

Converse was born in Massachusetts in 1832, and wrote many church songs.
He read Scriven's poem and came up with the musical tune for the hymn and renamed it What a Friend We Have in Jesus.
A lot of famous musicians like Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin all made recordings of themselves with this hymn.
It has also been translated into other languages, like "Itsukushimi Fukaki" in Japanese, "Yesus Kawan yang Sejati" in Indonesian, and "Yeshu kaisa dost pyara" in Hindi.


(from: wikipedia - what a friend we have in jesus)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Dominican Order

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Virgin of the Rocks- Leonardo da Vinci


We just learned about Leonardo da Vinci's painting Annunciation.

Another of da Vinci's paintings was Virgin of the Rocks.

da Vinci moved to Milan Italy in 1482, and worked there until 1499 AD.
Some people call this da Vinci's "First Milanese Period".
While he was there, he made one of his most famous, The Last Supper, and a few others like his painting of the Virgin Mary.

This painting is about 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, and shows Mary with Jesus and John the Baptist as babies, and the angel Uriel.

An interesting thing about this painting is that there are two copies of it.
One copy is in the Louvre museum in Paris France, and the other is in the National Gallery in London England.
Most people think they were both made by da Vinci, or at least that he helped work on them and maybe had some painting assistants help as well.

Paris:

London:

(from: wikipedia - virgin of the rocks)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Nebraska State Capitol - Sower Lee Lawrie

Friday, August 6, 2021

Swahili - Counting to Fifty Nine


We counted to 49 in Swahili, let's keep going!

50 hamsini - sounds like hah-m-see-nee 文A

51 hamsini na moja - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah moh-jah 文A

52 hamsini na mbili - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah m-bee-lee 文A

53 hamsini na tatu - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah tah-too 文A

54 hamsini na nne - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah n-nay 文A

55 hamsini na tano - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah tah-noh 文A

56 hamsini na sita - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah see-tah 文A

57 hamsini na saba - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah sah-bah 文A

58 hamsini na nane - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah nah-nay 文A

59 hamsini na tisa - sounds like hah-m-see-nee nah tee-sah 文A


swahili
(from: wikipedia - swahili language)

Russian: пятьдесят (pyat'desyat), пятьдесят один (pyat'desyat odin), пятьдесят два (pyat'desyat dva), пятьдесят три, пятьдесят четыре (pyat'desyat chetyre), пятьдесят пять (pyat'desyat pyat'), пятьдесят шесть (pyat'desyat shest'), пятьдесят семь (pyat'desyat sem'), пятьдесят восемь (pyat'desyat vosem'), пятьдесят девять (pyat'desyat devyat')

Norwegian: femti, femtien, femtito, femtitre, femtifire, femtifem, femtiseks, femtisyv, femti, femti ni

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

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

Italian: cinquanta, cinquantuno, cinquanta due, cinquanta tre, cinquantaquattro, cinquantacinque, cinquantasei, cinquantasette, cinquantotto, cinquantanove

German: fünfzig, einundfünfzig, zweiundfünfzig, dreiundfünfzig, vierundfünfzig, fünfundfünfzig, sechsundfünfzig, siebenundfünfzig, achtundfünfzig, neunundfünfzig

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

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

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Brake Caliper


We just learned about the Rotor.

Another part of a car is the Brake Caliper.

We know the rotor is a disc shaped part inside the wheel that is spinning around.
The caliper goes on the outside of the rotor, and when you hit the brakes it pushes onto the rotor to stop it from spinning around.


(from: wikipedia - disc brake)


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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Emperor Tamarin


We just learned about the Cotton Top Tamarin.

Another type of new world monkey is the Emperor Tamarin.

This is a very small monkey, only growing to about 1 pound and less than 1 foot long.

They get their name because they have a big white moustache, and someone thought their moustache looked like a German emperor at the time named Wilhelm II who had the same kind of big moustache.

Most of the time these monkeys live in the trees in the Amazon rainforest, and they eat small things like fruits, nuts, sap from trees, and sometimes small bugs.



(from: wikipedia - emperor tamarin)


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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Concha


We just learned about the Intertragic Notch.

On the outer ear we know about:
- The auricle or pinna, which is the main outside part of the ear
- The helix, which is the folded over part around the outside
- The antihelix, which is the Y shaped bump that sticks out
- The antitragus, which is the bump pointing up that is connected to the earlobe
- The tragus, which is the part closest to the cheek that sticks out
- The earlobe, which is the part that hangs down at the bottom
- The intertragic notch, which is the open space between the tragus and antitragus

Another part of the ear is the Concha.

This is the part of the ear that is shaped like a bowl, and leads right into the deeper inside part of the ear.


(from: wikipedia - auricle (anatomy))


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