Your Body Is Amazing

  • When your-body-is-amazing-1you were young, you had more bones than grown-ups. You’ve born with about 300 bones, but when you grown up you end up with around 206. The reason is when you get older some of your small bones grow together into big ones.
  • Your body needs food, water, and air. Food gives your body energy. Water keeps your body moist. Air delivers oxygen to your body.
  • Doctors said that you tend to grow faster in spring season as compared to any time of the year.
  • When you hug your family members, you release something called Oxytocin, which  helps to heal physical wounds and make someone trusts you more.
  • I wonder if you know that 50% of human DNA is same as in banana?
  • When you wake up in the morning you are at taller than when you go to sleep, because you have let your spine straighten back out after all the bending, sitting, and moving you have done!
  • Have you heard about “Glabella”? It is the space between your eyebrows!
  • your-body-is-amazing-2The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the Cornea in the eye.It takes in oxygen directly from air.
  • Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human’s blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That’s enough to go around the world twice.
  • There is more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of the United States and Canada combined. And every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
  • The only part of your body that stats the same your whole life is the eyes.
  • A hiccup is usually last for 5 minutes.
  • You will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation (Death can occur about 10 days without sleep while starvation takes a few weeks)
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Discover Solar System – Part 2

For thousands of years humans were unaware of the Solar System and believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe.

The Babylonians and others of long ago thought Earth was just as it looks—flat. Astronomers such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton helped develop a new model that explained the movement of the planets with the Sun at the center of the Solar System.

The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the furthest man-made object in the solar system, it is around 11 billion miles (18 billion km) from the sun and is still sending data back to Earth.


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  • Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar system, with a mass more than 300 times the mass of the Earth and is called after the ancient Roman sky-god, Jupiter, known to the Greeks as Zeus.
  • At the center of Jupiter is a rocky core, bigger than Earth but weighing about 20 times more.
  • Surrounding the core is an ocean of liquid hydrogen with 1000 kilometers deep.
  • Jupiter is the stormiest planet in the Solar System. There is a big red spot which is the largest hurricane in our Solar System. It’s been raging for over three hundred years.

Here is an example of the sky of Jupiter from artist view:

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  • Saturn is the sixth planet in the Solar system and the most beautiful.
  • Saturn also has a small rocky core covered with liquid gas.
  • Saturn is surrounded by a system of rings that stretch out into space for thousands of kilometers. It has at least 18 moons and satellites.
  • Saturn is very light because it is made up of hydrogen. However, it is not peaceful planet because storms winds race around the atmosphere at 800 km/h.

 

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  • We can not see Uranus from Earth without telescope
  • Uranus is also made up by gas. Most of the center of Uranus is a frozen mass of ammonia and methane, which gives it the blue-green color.  The atmosphere also contains hydrogen and helium.
  • Uranus takes 84 years to complete one orbit.
  • Scientist believe that under the hydrogen-methane atmosphere is a hot, slushy ocean of water, ammonia, and methane thousands of miles deep wrapped around a rocky core.

 


 

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  • Neptune is a large planet, nearly four times the size of Earth.
  • Neptune is one of the four “gas giants”.  Like Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, it is composed only of gas.  Neptune is a great ball of hydrogen and helium.
  • In 2011 it finally made it’s first lap around the sun since we discovered it. One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years.
  • Like Jupiter, Neptune has a dark spot caused by a storm.  Neptune’s spot is smaller than Jupiter’s — it is only about the size of the planet earth.

 

Discover Solar System – Part 1

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We all know that we have nine planets in our Solar System. These planets circle around the sun and this is called orbits.

The Inner Solar System has Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars . These are closest to the sun and are called the terrestrial planets simply because the have very solid rocky surfaces.

The Outer Solar System has Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and are called gas giants.

There is a small planet named Pluto out past Neptune which has ice surface. Many scientist don’t think this as a planet anymore.


Mercury

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  • The surface of Mercury is very similar to our moon.
  • Being so close to the Sun, the daytime temperature on Mercury reaching over 400 Degrees Celsius.
  • At night however, without an atmosphere to hold the heat in, the temperatures dropping to -180 Degrees Celsius.
  • Mercury has a very low surface gravity.
  • Mercury has no atmosphere which means there is no wind or weather to speak of.
  • There is also no water on the surface of Mercury, it is possible however that there could be water underneath the surface.
  • Likewise, there is no air on the surface but it could be trapped underneath.

 

 


Venus

  • The atmosphere of Venus made up mainly of carbon dioxide.discover-solar-system-venus
  • Its size is slightly smaller than Earth.
  • Venus is surrounded by clouds. These clouds create acid rain. The clouds are so thick that little light even reaches the surface.
  • The surface of Venus is covered by deserts and active volcanoes.
  • Venus features no liquid water.

 

 


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  • Earth is unique from all other planets in this respect. Earth is our home.
  • 71 per cent of the Earth is covered with water. Earth is the only planet where water can exist in liquid form on the surface.
  • The land on Earth is made of several plates and at one time all of these plates were joined together.
  • Only 11 percent of the Earth’s surface is used to grow food.
  • Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. The entire continent is made of ice.
  • The Earth is orbited by one moon.

 

 

 


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  • Mars is called the red planet because it is covered with dust. Even the atmosphere is a pinkish red
  • Mars experiences violent dust storms which continually change its surface.
  • Mars has many massive volcanoes and is home to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system, it stands 21km high and is 600km across the base.
  • Mars has a very thin atmosphere made mostly of carbon dioxide. It is not thick enough to trap the sun’s heat like Venus, so the planet is very cold.
  • Mars has many channels, plains and canyons on the surface which could have been caused by water erosion in the past.
  • Mars has very weak gravity which cannot hold onto the atmosphere well

When Kids Don’t Say Apologies

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Learning to apologize is difficult but important. Many parents are realizing that their kids don’t want to say sorry when they’ve done something wrong. Parents are puzzled and frustrated when their kids don’t say apologies and even accept consequences instead. Breaking that simple apology down to understandable increments goes a long way in helping kids understand and apply this critical interpersonal skill.

First of all, explain to your kid what a negative impression people get of someone who don’t say sorry. Tell him it makes it seem like they don’t regret it and only care about themselves – not the kind of person most people want to be around, or have their children be with. Make sure he knows that people like others better if they apologize when they harm someone. Lots of children don’t know that.

Kids must know that saying the word “I’m sorry” is sometime not enough. It doesn’t help the kid understand clearly what he did. All kids have elements of selfishness and defensiveness to their personalities. Sorry words must be build with empathy.  Empathy is important and it must be learned thinking; consistent teaching of the words and actions of empathy and apology will help them take root. For example, if  your kid hurts a girl, tell him “Look at her! She is sad. She may cry. You have to do something.”

That’s right! An apology should be very specific: “I’m sorry, I broke your you pencil/ called you dirty/ ruined your room.” The apology can come in different ways, either face to face or over the phone. If your kids want to write a letter, it should be handwritten. Drawing is also be acceptable form of apology.

Explaining to your child what he did that requires an apology is more likely to be effective when conveyed in an informative, not punitive, tone of voice. Believe me, it’s better a lot when saying, “That is the problem. How do you think you can solve it?” —instead of having their child yell at them or slam a door in their face.

Teaching kids about apology is not easy task, but it will enhances your parenting skills. Remember, skills empower parents, and empowered parents can empower their children to meet life’s problems successfully.

 

Things Worth Knowing About Cat

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The decision to adopt your first cat is an important one. You’re cat will be an important family member, and you will have responsibility to take care of it. Before bringing home a new cat, Kila will give you number of things worth knowing about cat. The information found here can help you make that important decision.

Prepare a safe room for your cat. A safe room doesn’t need to be a separate room. A safe room need to be a low-traffic room your kids and other pets don’t frequent.  This could be an empty closet or a corner of your bedroom where he can rest.

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Prepare basic supplies. Raising a cat is just like raising a baby. You have to prepare basic supplies to support cat’s needs. These include high-quality food, food and water bowls (steel, glass or ceramic preferred) litter box and litter, toys, a scratching post and a carrier for trips to the vet.

Cats do not need to go outside. Outdoor cats have a higher risk of infection or being killed by cars or other animals. Indoor cats  live much longer as long as you provide them what they need. However, make sure your cat has access to plenty of sunlight and windows.

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Cats need attention. Cats, like all pets, need sufficient love and attention. He may voluntarily choose to socialize with you and other family members, but you have to take first step creating a human bond to developing a lasting relationship with your cat: pet your cat whenever you pass it; let you kids play with your cat and engaging it in physical and mental stimulation;

Cat-proof your home. When you cat are familiar and ready to explore the rest of your home, be sure to keep an eye of stray items that she might chew or swallow. These can include poisonous plants, shopping bags, plastic bags, chemical cleaners, toilet paper. Pen, pencils, knife, and scissor need to be kept in drawer. Make sure foods that aren’t healthy for cat’s tummy are placed securely out of reach.

Speaking with cats.  Average cat has more than 16 different sounds, including purring, howling, hissing and meowing—with a wide-range of playful and serious body language. Understanding your cat’s behavior will help you take care of it better.

Cats give positive effects to kids. Cats can help kids cope with a variety of ailments – depression, emotional disorders, and even poor immune function. Cats are also good preventive medicine for healthy children to help them avoid developing allergies, increasing weight, or becoming social outcasts. Pets can also teach children empathy and compassion.

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Best Activities to Improve Kids Memory

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Does your child have a hard time remembering what he wants to say or what you said to him?  If so, he might have working memory issues.
Improving Working Memory skills can lead to improvements in reading fluency and comprehension, and many games and apps offer ways to exercise memory and practice reading. Kila , for example, get kids reading about material they’re interested in, helping them retain relevant information which will expand and grow the more they learn about their favorite stories and games.
Here are some activities to improve kids memory that you may not know.

Using Memory Games. There are lots of children’s games that involve utilizing memory to win. Often these games will begin with a location, a situation and items required. For example, the first person could sing a song. The next person would need to sing another song, including the first person’s last word. As the game goes on, each participant needs to recall songs with required words, and if they can’t they will be out of that round.

Using Mind Maps: It is great help for learning if kids learn to draw a logical and streamlined mind map of any chapter, story, theory, etc. for all the subjects they learn. A mind map looks like this

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The kid can be creative and draw a mind map which he finds suitable. This helps in review and revision.

Using Note. Reading comprehension is a memory-intensive skill, as readers need to keep in mind what they have read and combine it with new information.  The use of strategies such as underlining, taking short notes, and reading orally can improve children’s ability to understand and recall what they have read.  Parents can have their children read the same material that has been read to them previously, and then have a brief discussion about it. Recapping previously covered material can help to increase focus and stretch memory.

Using Emotion to Connect Information. Processing information in as many ways as possible can help your child remember it. Help him connect feelings to what he’s trying to remember. For instance, if he’s learning about how people discovered new continental, ask him to think about what it felt like to pass through big ocean.

Using Exercise. Daily exercise has been demonstrated to improve cognitive function and memory. At home we try to incorporate exercise into our daily routine to strengthen connections between the left and right sides of the brain. Get moving with yoga, swimming and bicycling.

Living in a Small House

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Living in a large house doesn’t mean bigger is better. In fact there many benefits to living in a small house. Not only is it less expensive to own a smaller home, but it also provides many unforeseen opportunities to enrich your life.

Saving money. The more space you have, the more area you need to fill with. One of the beauties on downsizing your house is the ability to stop wasting money on furniture, electronic and home items that are used to fill space rather than to fulfill a function. Living in a small house will help you prioritize your life and find what is necessary in your home.

Less cleaning and maintenance requirement. Of course, less space requires less time spent on cleaning and home maintenance. It means you have more time to spend outdoors and doing things you like.

Less stuffs, more quality. Once  you have  less space, you are required to be mindful about what you bring into your house. When you no longer need to have  a long list of furniture, the furniture you purchase can be of much higher quality.

Less space, more opportunities to strengthen relationship. Smaller house enable more opportunities for  the family to bond and work together. Smaller house create a good environment  where family members get organized and can compromise over living arrangement, sharing emotions, and making a small house feel cozy.

Freedom to take you home with you. What if  you own a house truck? You can move you house when you take a new job without considering selling and buying new house. You can avoid an anticipated natural disaster by just moving away from it. You don’t need to pay hotel fees on any road trip.

Fun Dino Facts for Kids

Here are some fun Dino facts that you may not know:

  1. Seismosaurus was the longest animal that ever lived. They have long necked, whip tailed, and small head.  with 40-52 metres length. Seismosaurus ate only plant but they measured over 40 metres, as long as five -decker buses.

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    Seismosaurus

  2. The smallest dinosaurs were Lesothosaurus. They were small like chicken. They had long legs and could run fast to get away from predators. They lived in Africa during the Jurassic period.
  3. All dinosaurs laid eggs. About 40 kinds of dinosaur eggs have been discovered.

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    Dinosaurs eggs

  4. Dinosaurs dominated Earth for over 165 million years. Humans have been around for only 2 million years.
  5. Most dinosaurs were vegetarians. Some of them had to eat as much as a ton of food a day. This is similar to eating a bus-sized pile of vegetation every day.fun-dino-facts-for-kids-3
  6. The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means ‘terrible lizard’, and a person who studies dinosaurs is known as a paleontologist.
  7. Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) had huge back legs, but its tiny front legs were not much longer than human arms. They could run between 24-40 kph. They had massive jaws with 50 to 60 blade-like teeth, some up to 9 inches long. T-Rex was one of the best known dinosaurs, but it didn’t live all that long. T-Rex came along just before the dinosaurs became extinct.

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    Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur

  8. Microraptor were  tiny, feathered dinosaurs who had four-wings. However, they couldn’t fly but gliding from tree to tree.

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    Microraptor

  9. At present, there are over 700 different species of dinosaurs have been found. Palaeontologists believe new different dinosaur species still to be discovered.
  10. Despite being long extinct, dinosaurs are frequently featured in the media. One of the more memorable examples of this is Michael Crichton’s 1990 book Jurassic Park.

Private School or Public School

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Parents are always trying to make the best decisions for their children’s future . When it comes to schooling, parents often have to work out whether to send their children to private school or public school. Each of the two has its own advantages and disadvantages that make them look better in a certain perspective compared to the other. In this article, Kila wish to help you decide which school is best for your family.

Location

Public schools are everywhere. The only concerning is  the zoning district of the public school you want or not.
For private schools, you’ll need to consider if the location is feasible for your family. Public schools provide transportation to and back from schools. Private schools may or may not.

Class Size

Class size is another factor that parents will look into when considering private or public school. Overcrowding of public school classrooms is one of the most common complaints about the public education system, a significant problem that inspires parents to seek to private school. But a school that is too small may not have enough money to support specialized programs.

Parents have to concern about how many children will the classroom teacher be responsible and what is the overall student to teacher ratio. Usually, lesser student to teacher ratio can lead to better results. Each student may be guided better by a teacher, giving him or her more opportunities to ask questions and seek help regarding the subjects

Tuition

The most obvious difference between public and private schools is tuition.

Most of public schools cannot charge tuition. However, they are often financed by governments which make them complicated. Public schools are part of a larger school system, and must follow the rules and regulations set by politicians.

In contrast, private schools generate their own funding, which typically comes from many sources: tuition, grants, and funds from community members. In numerous provinces and states, you can get tax breaks when you send your child to private school over a public school. This tax break can come in many different forms depending on what state or province you are in.

With private school, tuition can range from $4,000 per year up to more than $100,000. The questions are: Is it more important to you to spend the money on private school than treat your kids well in other respects? How much are you willing to sacrifice?

Academic Programs

Public schools offer a general program, designed for all. This usually includes math, English, reading, writing, science, history and physical education. In addition, many public schools offer programs in music, art, languages, technology, and career education too. What students learn is decided by the government.

In the other hand, private schools have the flexibility to create specialized programs for students. For example, private schools may use art or science in all classes, or teach students about military contents. They can create their own curriculum and assessment systems, although many choose to use standardized tests. Many parents are drawn to the alternative curriculums that private schools have to offer.

Admission Process

Most private schools have a selective admission process which requires testing before admittance. This controls student enrollment to allow those who are able to meet the demands of an advanced curriculum. For that reason, students in private school will perform near the same level.

On the other hand, public schools allow all students, regardless of any factors.

Conclusion

Kila hope you have basic information to decide private school or public school for your children. As a parent, you should visit schools and see what the schools and teachers are like. Find out the strengths and weaknesses of each school. Find out what is most important to your child, what will be beneficial in your child’s future. If you choose a school that focuses on something that does not interest your child you will just be throwing their school years away.

Childhood in Middle Ages

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As you know, the childhood in Middle Ages could be very different that it is today. It depends heavily on what sort of status in society he or she held. For instance, the life of a noble kid was very different from the life of a peasant kid. Let’s take a look at what it would have been like to live during the Middle Ages as a child.

Family and House

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A peasant house – http://7thwithmaria.weebly.com/holman-ss/the-social-life

In medieval families, most kids lived with their father and mother and brothers and sisters. Because people died young from diseases, a lot of kids also lived with other relatives, or just with an older brother or sister, because their parents had died. Most kids never knew their grandparents, who had died before they were born.

Most people lived in small one or two room homes, and usually everyone slept in the same room. In the country, the family animals, such as a cow, may also live inside the house. It was usually dark and uncomfortable.

Education and Work

Young apprentice learned baking – en.wikipedia.org

Very few people attended school in the Middle Ages. Education for children in the Middle Ages was mostly done by word of mouth from parents to children.

Peasant children had to worked in the fields, or took care of younger brothers and sisters and even animals. Sometimes they worked for their neighbors, sometimes they worked for richer families, as servants. They were apprenticed to learn a skill like weaving or blacksmithing.

Children from rich families were given to monasteries or schools run by the church, and these children were sometimes taught to read and write Latin. The children of very rich men and women sometimes had tutors at home.

Entertainment

Of course, there was no television or video games, but there were still some things that kids of the medieval period did for fun. Both noble and peasant children enjoyed listening to stories being told aloud about many different topics such as fables, myths or legends like Robin Hood. They also liked to dance and play games together at local festival or in the field.

Children’s toys were almost always handmade by the family such as dolls, tops and blocks. Children in the Middle Ages sometimes even made their own toys out of materials found around the house.

Food and Clothing

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A basic French stew, a dish popular with both the poor and the rich alike – en.wikipedia.org

Middle Ages people did not have a lot of variety in their food. Peasant kids mostly ate bread and stew. The stew would have beans, cabbage, and other vegetables. Other foods like meat, cheese, and eggs were usually saved for special occasions or send to noble houses. Because they didn’t have fridge for preservation, fresh meat had to be eaten fast or smoked or salted. In the other hand, noble kids ate a wider variety of food including meats and sweet puddings.

Most peasant kids wore plain clothing made from heavy wool to keep them warm during the winter. The wealthy kids, however, wore much nicer clothes made from fine wool, velvet, and even silk. Boys generally wore a tunic, woolen stockings, and breeches. Girls wore a long skirt called a kirtle, an apron, woolen stockings, and a cloak.