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Columbus and the Flat Earth Myth|
Mona Evans, BellaOnline's Astronomy Editor
Doesn't everyone know that in the 15th century people thought the Earth was flat? And that brave Christopher Columbus sailed westward from Spain to get to Asia to show that the Earth was round? Once I'd have answered “Yes” to both of these questions, but it turns out that they are myths.
'Paint by Number',‘Paint Bar’,‘Beer & Crayons’|
Camille Gizzarelli, BellaOnline's Art Appreciation Editor
If you are a baby boomer, you may recall one of the hottest phenomena of the 1950s – 'Paint by Number' kits. Today, it is vogue to attend a 'Paint and Drink' party. I’ll explain how you (and a country music singer) can express 'the artist within'.
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Constellations – Facts for Kids
Some of our constellations go back thousands of years. Others were invented when Europeans began to explore the distant seas of the southern hemisphere. But what's the difference between a constellation, an asterism and a star cluster? And what does the constellation Pyxis represent?
Scorpius the Scorpion
Anyone wary of spiders may want to avoid the spider's cousin Scorpius. Most constellations don't look like their namesakes. But Scorpius is easily imagined as a giant scorpion with a blood red heart gleaming in the southern sky. It's been an astronomical scorpion for over 3000 years.
The ‘Imitating Game’ & Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’
Allow me to borrow from the name of the 2014 movie "Imitation Game." Throughout the history of art it is quite obvious that some artists have been 'imitating' the work of other artists – either intentionally or subliminally. I will expose some of these artists – once and for all.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Visual Link Spanish
Spanish language, interactive lessons. You can try 11 lessons for free. I´ve been recommending this course for several years, as I find it very intuitive.
Speekee, Spanish for children. Simply... ¡Fantástico! I found Speekee materials [DVDs, audio CD, parent guide] very complete, easy to use, and the method followed to teach Spanish to young children is effective from the very beginning. By Angeles Fernández
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Mastering Essential Math Skills
This exercise book is an excellent resource to practice and review math skills you´ll need to establish a strong foundation and smooth transition into Algebra and other higher math courses. Workbooks are available for 4th – 5th grade and middle school / high school.