Monday, January 7, 2013

Indian ocean

The two big oceans we learned about already were the Atlantic ocean and Pacific ocean.

Another ocean that's located in between Africa, India and Australia
is called the Indian Ocean.
indian ocean
(from: wikipedia - indian ocean)

It's the third largest ocean.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Apostle's Creed - part 5

We're almost done with the Apostle's Creed!

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.

Here's part 5:

He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again from the dead.

(from: wikipedia - apostle's creed)

After Jesus died on the cross, he went to hell because of the sins he carried on his shoulders for us.
But because he was God's son, he defeated death and hell and came back to life.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ranger 4 - First American spacecraft on the moon

We've learned that the first spacecraft to land on the moon was the Luna 2, by the Russians.

The first American spacecraft to land on the moon was the Ranger 4 on April 23, 1962.
ranger 4
(from: wikipedia - ranger 4)

Friday, January 4, 2013

French Alphabet - V W X Y Z

We already learned French A B C D E F G, H I J K L M N, and O P Q R S T U
now let's learn the last letters:

V - Sounds like vay
W - Sounds like doo bluh vay
X - Sounds like eeks
Y - Sounds like ee guh dake
Z - Sounds like zed

So all together, let's say it!
You can try singing it to the alphabet song.

ah, bay, say, day, uh, eff, zhay
ah-sh, ee, zhee, kah
el, em, en, oh, pay
coo, ay-uh, ess
tay, oo, vay
doo bluh vay, eeks, ee guh dake, zed

Now you know your French ABCs!

To hear the letters, visit FrenchSpanish Online's alphabet page

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Frequency means the number of times that something happens during a certain length of time.

So for example, if you clap your hands 3 times,
then 3 is the number of times

If you count out 10 seconds,
that is the length of time.

If you clap your hands 3 times while you count out 10 seconds,
then 3 over 10 is the frequency.

You can write it like 3/10.

If you clap your hands 7 times in that 10 seconds, that's 7/10, which is a higher frequency
If you clap your hands just 1 time in that 10 seconds, that's 1/10, which is a lower frequency

We can use frequency to measure lots of things from music to heart beats to airplanes!
(from: wikipedia - frequency)

Sometimes we also use the word occurrences instead of saying number of times.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Otter noses and ears

River otters love to swim when they're hunting for food or just playing.
They can stay underwater for 4 minutes!

When they're underwater, they have special skin flaps in their ears and noses
that shut tight to keep the water out.

That would be pretty nice to keep water out of your nose, wouldn't it?
river otter
(from: wikipedia - north american river otter)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


We've learned about most of the bones in your spine,
the cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, and lumbar vertebrae.

There are two more parts on your spine at the very bottom.
The first one is called the sacrum, a somewhat large triangle shaped bone right in the middle of your hips.

sacrum by itself:
(from: wikipedia - sacrum)

sacrum shown where it is in between the hip bones:
sacrum pelvis

We'll learn about the other part next Tuesday!