Posted in History 4

Interesting moments is hair’s history

Hair has been put in styles that have been fashionable, wacky and out of this world over the years!  I have a couple of passions, but hair takes the cake on my favorite passion.  Hair has a history that blows my mind!  I want to be barber, so I wanted to research “how to cut and style hair”.  “Marie Antoinette’s passion was fashion and not to feed the starving village people who eventually cut her head off”- Nicole Woods.  Her hair styles were beautiful, royal and luxurious ( most of them were wigs).  Albert Einstein had crazy hair, but genetics were what made his hair fuzzy.  Bumper bangs took patience to make, secured with a pin, hat or flower and were very popular in the 1940’s.  They look like the front of bumper cars.  I think the 1980’s had very beautiful bangs and they were called ” Mall Bangs”.   They were hair sprayed in place and had a side wing ( most of someone’s hair swept to one side).  “Gamie bangs” were not very popular in the 1950’s, but they were considered very glamorous.  Hair can show wealth because if a person has a hairstyle from a man named Ted Modestou, you’re considered rich.

Check out this awesome video:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=different+hair+styles+history&&view=detail&mid=3452C63D5EAE0F6ACE0B3452C63D5EAE0F6ACE0B&FORM=VRDGAR

Sources:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=history+of+bangs&&view=detail&mid=3452C63D5EAE0F6ACE0B3452C63D5EAE0F6ACE0B&FORM=VRDGAR

 

Posted in English 4

Why I don’t like Homework.

I like homeschooling, but I don’t like homework.  I don’t like homework because it’s boring and I would rather be playing video games, Barbie dolls or playing with my sister and or mom.   I think I know all I need for adulthood, but I’m not even close.  I don’t  know how to make food without burning it or how to do my daily routine without being told.  Homework can help me later on in life, like when I want a diploma, a job, and saving money in a bank account.

Posted in English 4

Cats

Cats have been around for millions of years.  Cats are also known as felines.  They are funny, adorable, come in different colors, shapes, sizes and best of all…personalities!  Felines are the subjects of jokes and hilarious YouTube videos.  Some of the most famous cats look cutest ( all cats are cute), like Lil Bub and Hamilton the Hipster cat.  My favorite cats are my cats, Soxs and Rocket.          If you want a good laugh check this out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY7m5jjJ9mM

Photo credit:  https://tripsandthecity.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/dscf1388.jpg

Posted in Science 4

25 interesting facts about Lions (scientific name is Panthera Leo).

 1.  Lions are endangered animals.  They live in Africa, Asia and there are zoos around the world and a national park in India where lions are kept.

2.  Lions have a long tail, but a lion’s tail isn’t just cool looking.  I is used for balancing, and  for communicating “hey, come here” and ” hey I want you to be my mate”.

3.  Lions’ number one enemy is the porcupine.  A lion will get quilled by the porcupine if threatened.  The lion has a chance of being in pain for a while or being in pain forever (The lion will get quilled in the jaw).

4.  A lion’s diet which includes zebra, giraffe, gazelles, impalas, wildebeest, buffalo, and water buffalo.  The water buffalo is a favorites for a lion.  The hardest animal for a lion to catch is a gazelle.

5.  A super pride is a pride with many lions.  There have been few super prides, the highest lion amount in a super pride has been 22 lions.

6.  An average pride has 15 lions, but can get to 40 lions ( super pride ).

7.    Lions are the only big cats that live together in prides!

8.  Lions in the wild, can live for 12-13 years.

9.  Lionesses are the best hunters in the pride, so they do most of the hunting.

10.  In the wild, lions sleep for 20 hours a day!

11.  Baby lions (cubs) have a very low chance of making it to adulthood because of hyenas and illnesses.

12.  Lions can run up to 50 miles an hour in short periods of time because they lack stamina.

13.  When the baby cubs are born they stay hidden for 2 months before they meet the rest of the pride!

14.  When cubs are 3 months old, they can eat meat!

15.  Lions are often referred to as ” King of the jungle” this not accurate because they don’t live in the jungles.  They really are ” King of the savannah”.

16.  A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away ( 8 kilometers ).

17.  In the pride, cubs eat first, then the females, then the males.

18.  A male and female lions of a certain pride will kill cubs if the cubs are not their own!

19.  There is always 2 males in a pride in case one gets injured, but one is always more dominant.

20.  A full-grown lion can eat 60 pounds of food in one sitting ( roughly as heavy as a 2-year-old)!

21.  Male lions with darker manes have a better chance of attracting a mate.

22.   For three months, cubs are only 3 lb.

23.  Lions are in the cat family Felidae and are in the order ( what they eat) carnivora or carnivores.

24.  A lion that is albino is very rare and no more than 10 have been found!

25.  If another male lion tries to take over a pride, the first thing he does is kill the cubs!

 

 

Sources:  http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/strange-lion-facts3.htm

http://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=Super_pride

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wild+kratts+lion&view=detail&mid=FCCED64EC28A8FAB1D69FCCED64EC28A8FAB1D69&FORM=VIRE

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-scientific-name-for-lion

http://www.africa-wildlife-detective.com/lion-cubs.html

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/lion.html

https://onekindplanet.org/animal/lion/

https://www.livescience.com/27404-lion-facts.html

https://answersafrica.com/interesting-lion-facts.html

Photo Credit:  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y8QQaX-Cdl4/T095QRyxgXI/AAAAAAAAaTo/8XYkMA7ssKk/s1600/LION.jpg

Posted in History 4, summer stuff

Domestic Cats

Domestic means not wild, like a house hold pet.  Experts aren’t for sure when cats got domesticated.  They think it was around 4,000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians in Egypt.  Cats were worshiped in Egypt because the Egyptians believed that the cat was a way to get to the world of spirits. (The world of spirits is a good place you go when you die).  Cats got treated like gods and goddesses.  The ancient Egyptians domesticated cats because they wanted them to catch the rodents.  Nobody is 100 percent sure how ancient Egyptians domesticated cats, but scientists think that cats came to the village from chasing rodents then they were pampered and given very nice treatment, so they would stay and hunt mice and rats for the Egyptians.

Check out this video on ” why cats act the way they do”:   https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=why+cats+act+the+way+they+do&view=detail&mid=D07A8D2AC03D1EBB7318D07A8D2AC03D1EBB7318&FORM=VIRE

Sources:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=why+were+cats+domesticated&form=EDGTCT&qs=AS&cvid=b5fb3899a7874a9dbe00d0facdd063d2&cc=US&setlang=en-US&PC=HCTS

https://www.bing.com/search?q=when+did+cats+get+domesticated&form=EDGTCT&qs=SC&cvid=bcfca223673549658d4da53e68dd9409&cc=US&setlang=en-US&PC=HCTS

Photo Credit: I took the photo.

 

Posted in English 4, My Creations, summer stuff

My poetry

I was angry one night and my mom suggest I write poetry, so I did ( My poetry is awful).

Happy “Nobody rains on your parade.  You make barricades to the mean and rotten, just remember you’ll never be forgotten.  Your glow makes Rudolf jealous in a good way.  I hope you have a happy day.”

Feeling Down “Woe as me when I feel no glee.  My sky is dim and my heart is being trimmed, yet you stay happy after all, I’m the one being sappy.”

Bad day “I feel dreary on the best day, but you stay happy in the weirdest ways.  Flowers grow in the dark while mine shrivel up and depart.”

Never give up “Never give up when your blue eyes go pale, when your bones become frail.  I never mean the awful things I say, I never want you to die in any way and I hope your last words aren’t on your grave.”

Diamond “You are a diamond with pressure, some can not take that pressure and remain coal, whatever you’re told, don’t unfold.  Don’t believe their bluff when they say you’re not a diamond in the rough.”

Posted in Math 4, My Creations

Making marshmallow treats

I made delicious marshmallow treats all by myself.  I had giant marshmallows that I dipped in melted semi-sweet chocolate nibs, topped with almond shreds.  I had $20.00 budgeted to buy ingredients.  I searched online for the prices of the ingredients I required for my recipe.  I thought it would be $17.00 based on my research.  In fact, I was able to get twice as much of the ingredients I needed for only $12.03…I am a bargain shopper!  I bought 7 ingredients total:  two bags of Rice Krispie cereal, two bags of marshmallows, a carton of almond milk, one pound of butter, and one bag semi-sweet chocolate nibs.  I gave the cashier a $20.00 bill and I got back $7.97 in change (a $5 bill, 2 $1 bills, 3 quarters, two dimes and 2 pennies).  I saved $4.97 on actual groceries compared to my estimate and I have enough ingredients to make another batch.  I made ten treats in with ingredients that cost half of $12.03, which means ten treats costs $6.01 and 1/2 cent.  I can make twenty treats for the price of $12.03.

Posted in Science 4

Facts About Camels

 ( The 5th fact is the most interesting, so read on! )

Fact 1.  A baby camel is called a calf, a female camel is called a cow, and male camel is called a bull.

Fact 2.  It depends on what species of camel, but Arabian (have one hump) camels live in Southwestern Asia, Northern Africa, Australia, Bactrian camels (two humps) Mongolia and China.

Fact 3.  Camels can go 5-6 days without drinking water in the summer and 5-6 months in the winter!  They can go 5-6 days without food when they don’t have water, but if they do have water, 6-7 months without eating anything!

Fact 4. Camels can close their noses to keep dust and sand out, they have 3 eyelids and 2 rows of eyelashes!

Fact 5: Camel milk is the closest related milk to human milk!  If you’re lactose intolerant, you can drink this milk with no problems (Camel milk is crazy weird)!

Sources:  http://listverse.com/2013/11/19/10-crazy-facts-about-camels/

http://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/interesting-camel-facts-for-kids/

https://www.bing.com/search?q=where+do+camels+live%3F&form=EDGTCT&qs=PF&cvid=0190147946454e108a4a189c7d615ec3&cc=US&setlang=en-US&PC=HCTS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names

Posted in Science 4

3 facts about the Aye-Aye.

I chose to write about Aye-Ayes because they are one of the most misunderstood creatures on Earth.  The Aye-Ayes scientific name is Daubentonia madagascariensis

1. The Aye-Aye is an endangered species of lemur that only lives in Madagascar.  It’s endangered because hunters believe the Aye-Aye is an animal that brings hate, bad luck and misfortune, so they kill them.

2.  Baby Aye-Ayes are called infants.  They are born with no hair and are 4-5 inches long(roughly the length of a brand new pencil).  Infants keep close to their mothers for 7 months and then they slowly gain independence and move away from their mom.

3.   Full grown adult Aye-Ayes can hear their prey/food from 330 feet away (roughly the length of 1 football field).  Aye-Ayes tap a finger on a branch and listen with their big ears, if there is a bug, they chew with their super strong teeth, then make a hole in the branch.  The Aye-Aye has an extremely bendable third finger that sticks in the hole to find the tasty snack that is in the branch.

Check out this cute video:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cute+baby+aye+aye&&view=detail&mid=0C9883C7BE729FDFFB240C9883C7BE729FDFFB24&FORM=VRDGAR

Sources:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/aye-aye/  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wild+kratts+aye+aye&view=detail&mid=552D68990A15B533B91A552D68990 A15B533B91A&FORM=VIRE