The Roan Forest kindergartners worked hard to research various animals and we learned a lot of novel and unusual facts! Some were inserted into this slide show! Have fun guessing the answers!
In G/T class, we tried creating our own logic puzzles. Here is my puzzle called “On a Walk.”
They have been used for hunting gazelles, hares, and snow leopards in AFGHANistan. The Afghan originated in Ancient Egypt about 5,000 years ago.
Can you beleive this dog was once considered untrustworthy?
Today the afghan is rapidly gaining popularity as a house pet.
(Dogs are on my very long list of favorite animals, if you can’t tell.)
Source: Kids Iinfobits
“Afghan hound.” The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Columbia University Press, 2000. Reproduced in Kids InfoBits. Detroit: Gale, 2013.
I decided to learn more about it. Did you know that most astronomers believe the Big Bang Theory explains it? The theory is that everything that made up space was in a little ball called a singularity? Well, nobody knows why but the theory is that singularity exploded. It sent time and matter everywhere. That is the theory of how the universe started.
It was extremely hot- about ten thousand million, million degrees! After it cooled down,the planets,stars,and galaxies started to form. It is still expanding to this day. An example of this concept is found in baking. As you bake raisin bread, it is cooking the raisins. They start to spread out in all different directions. Think of the raisins as the stars and galaxies expanding after the singularity exploded. The evidence shows that it actually exploded 13.7 billion years ago!
The Big Bang was not always wildly accepted. It was first introduced by a Belgian priest and astronomer named Georges Lamaitre. Later,an American astronamer named Edwin Hubble got more proof that the big bang happened and not only did the stars and galaxies expand, but all matter has taken the same amount of time to get to where it is today, starting from a single point. Over time, people have found more proof that the Big Bang really did occur. In fact, one telescope was able to see so far that it found leftovers of the radiation that made the Big Bang.
Einstein was born on March 14,1879 in Ulm ,Germany as a first born child. He was raised in the Jewish faith. His mother, Pauline, taught him to play both the violin and the piano at an early age. He studied the violin from age 3 to 13. In 1881, Einstein’s parents had a second child named Maria, but everyone who knew her called her Maja. Maria was Einstein’s closest childhood friend. (Maria later published a book about Einstein’s early years which is the source of much of the information about Einstein.) Einstein wrote his first science research paper at age 16.
Einstein began his education at Zurich University in 1900. He wanted to be a teacher but ended up as a clerk at the Swiss patent office. He soon married a science student named Mileva Mavec in 1903. Einstein got his Ph.D. degree in 1905 when he was 26. He then published four research papers and very quickly became a world famous scientist. His most famous discovery was the theory of relativity. The theory of relativity is a theory that says that space and time are relative concepts. He received the novel prize in 1921 for the “Photo Electronic Effect”. Albert Einstein is one of the most notable scientists of the 20th century.
Some Einstein Quotes:
“With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.”
“Why is it that nobody understands me yet everybody likes me?”
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
”Imagination is more important than knowledge . Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
I hope you enjoyed my post!
The Stock Market is basically about buying and selling stock. When you buy stock, you are buying a piece (part ownership) of a company or business. When the price for the stock goes down, it would be a good time to buy it, but when the price goes up, it would be good to sell it. The point is to earn more money than you started with. If you do get more money than you started with you have made money. Right now, I have only made a little more than $1,000 on my investments.
Check back in a few weeks to find out who won the Stock Market Game in our class.