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Page last updated 24 April 2017

Among other things, April is:

Poetry Month Garden Month

Decorating Month Jazz Appreciation Month

Inventor's Month Straw Hat Month

 


 

iceberg_cruisinTINY.jpgGoing in Earth Science
Residents watch an iceberg as it passes "Iceberg Alley" in Newfoundland, Canada

 


An accurate portrayal of the moon by emoposer (Reddit video posted to imgur) This very short video demonstrates the true distance between earth and moon. The distance is much greater than what is generally shown. Why do you suppose that is? The display also shows the diameters of the Earth and the moon, and the distance between them. Going in Astronomy

 

Why the octopus brain is so extraordinary 4:16 Youtube video from TED-Ed. Listen, watch, and learn! The octopus' "brain" is spread out all over their body. You can watch this video and find out why having no skeleton and a lot of neurons is so cool! Going in Animals

 

April 18, 1942 - 75 years
Doolittle Raid 1942The Doolittle Raid Our page of links about this famous World War II incident. Learn the history, learn about these heroes.

 

 

The British Isles From 43 AD To 2016 AD 7:33 video, actual title: Animation Presents The History Of The British Isles From 43 AD To 2016 AD. From Realm of History. It's great and the whole page it is on is great, too. Going in Ancient History & Archaeology

 

 

Going in Animals

 

Freya figurine

"The small figurine of Freya. A newly discovered female figurine amulet from Revninge
in the east of Denmark represents a very interesting find due to her remarkably detailed
Viking Age dress. This small gilt silver figurine contains a wealth of detail giving new
knowledge about costume and jewelry of the period."
Cite: Viking Age Revninge woman: an exceptional find. Past Horizons. June 2, 2014, from http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2014/viking-age-revninge-woman-an-exceptional-find

Going in Ancient History & Archaeology

 

 

Listen To The Epic Of Gilgamesh Melodiously Sung In Ancient Sumerian

Music archaeologists think they have a pretty fair idea what Sumerian sounded like.
However, by the time the Epic became popular, both the people and the language had
changed, from Sumerians speaking Sumerian, to Semitic people (Akkadians, Babylonians,
Assyrians, Arabs, etc.) speaking Semitic languages. Another mystery of history.

Going in Ancient History & Archaeology and Music

 

 

This beautiful photo of Rainbow Aura Quartz is going in Earth Science

 

 

Caño Cristales (River of Five Colors) from Geology of the World
and the Environment FB page, published on May 11, 2016.

Caño Cristales is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta. The river is commonly called "The River of Five Colors" or "The Liquid Rainbow", and is even referred to as the most beautiful river in the world due to its striking colors. The bed of river in the end of July - November is colored in gaudy colors, including yellow, green, blue, black, and especially red, the last caused by the Macarenia clavigera (Podostemaceae) on the bottom of the river.
The quartzite rocks of the Serrania de la Macarenia tableland formed approximately 1.2 billion years ago.
They are a western extension of the Guyana Shield of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. They are some of the oldest
exposed rocks in the world. Caño Cristales is a fast river with many rapids and waterfalls. Small circular pits often form in the riverbed
- giant's kettles, which have been formed by pebbles or chunks of harder rocks. When one of these harder rock fragments falls into one of the cavities, it is rotated by the water current and begins to carve at the cavity wall and increases the dimensions of the pit.
Going into Earth Science and Geography

 

 

100 Years ago, WWI

April 6, 1917 - USA declares war on Germany

April 9, 1917 - Canadian Army begins the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which they win.

"Canadians show they are the outstanding masters of offensive warfare."

 

NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn This is the central point for dozens
of exciting links to resources, videos, photos, games, models, 3-D Interactives, the parts of the Cassini-Huygens
spacecraft and what they do, the science of Saturn, its moons, and its rings. The Resources section has
Fact sheets, printable materials, spacecraft models, and other resources about the Cassini-Huygens mission.
The Galleries section has all kinds of photos and graphics, and LOTS of videos. The Grand Finale Toolkit explains
the plan to fly the spacecraft between the rings and Saturn, to eventually crash the spacecraft on Saturn itself.
Of course, the section has its own videos, graphics, etc. There is an awful lot of material here! It's going in
Astronomy

 

 

 

The Epic of Gilgamesh This link goes to the Annenberg Learner 's excerpt.

This link goes to Schmoop. It goes deeply into the Epic's characters and plot.

Statue of Gilgamesh The Epic refers to a real Sumerian king, who ruled Uruk, around 2800–2750 BCE.

"Gilgamesh is considered the first masterpiece of World Literature; in fact it is the earliest known epic narrative we have."

Enkidu, Lord of the Animals

(more to come)

 

Gall-Peters vs Mercator Two different projections of the world map.

One is much more accurate comparing sizes of islands and continents; the other is traditional, comfortable, and exaggerates the size of the northern (or "white") countries. Watch the video, then research this for your own edification. Going in Maps

 

Women Scientists of Antiquity This article appeared in the March 2017 issue of Discover magazine.
Credit for the article: Lacy Schley is listed as the author.
Since it can't be read online (paywall) unless you have a subscription (which we do), we will share it online here,
on our educational site. Or you can always buy the magazine, anywhere. "Marie Curie. Rosalind Franklin. Ada Lovelace.
Before these wonder women of modern science could make their marks, another group of females would leave their
own scientific legacies in great, ancient civilizations." Presenting the famous five:

2700 B.C.: Merit Ptah
The Egyptian physician was the first woman in medicine, and perhaps all of science, mentioned by name in texts.
Her son, a high priest, called her “the chief physician,” and her portrait appears in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

2300 B.C.: Enheduanna
A Sumerian woman appointed as high priestess of the moon goddess. Her prestigious religious title included duties
related to astronomy, such as establishing observatories and tracking the movements of the moon and stars.

1200 B.C.: Tapputi-Belatikallim
A Babylonian perfumer considered the world’s first chemist and first mentioned in cuneiform tablets.
“Belatikallim” is a title suggesting she might have been a high-ranking scientist.

Third century B.C.: Agnodike
Grecian law at the time forbade women from studying or practicing medicine — punishable by death.
So Agnodike dressed as a man to learn the trade. She established a reputation as an expert
in women’s diseases before revealing herself, which helped overturn the law.

First century A.D.: Miriam the Jewess
This alchemist lived in Alexandria and is perhaps the first female scientist to have her work preserved in any form.
Descriptions of her designs for alchemical and chemical equipment were included in Egyptian encyclopedias
compiled in the third century A.D.

Going in Ancient History & Archaeology and in Women's History

 

 

Incredible Video Shows Onlookers Fleeing As Mount Etna Explodes Into Life
-from IFLS

Going in Volcanoes

 

 

 

Dromaeosaurid Hunting Behaviour Illustration by Luis Rey

Going in Dinos & Paleo

 

 

World's First Fluorescent Frog Discovered In The Amazon
It glows in the dark when it's under a black light!
Maybe all the Amazon tree frogs can do this! Move over, scorpions! Going in Animals
glowing tree frog

 

 

Jellyfish stings A very informative video animation on jellyfish stings.
Includes advice on how to treat ordinary stings.
Going in Animals and in Life Skills

 

 

This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date This map of the universe spans more than 500 million light-years and contains more than 100,000 galaxies. 4:11 video is narrated and talks about the different high points on the journey. The graphics are cool and make others drool. Going in Astronomy

 

 

 

Twelve Famous Female Chemists "March 8 is International Women's Day.
This graphic takes a look at a selection of women who have been pioneers
in the history of chemistry!" The links here lead to a much larger version
of the graphic shown here (like 1984 X 1203 pixels).

Going in Women's History

 

 

Alessondra's OKC Great Horned Owl-Cam Is back, with streaming video and millions of viewers! This is neat! A Great Horned Owl nest in a planter box outside a second story window! Very popular, the camera is right there but the owls don't seem to mind. Young Alessondra is always a hoot (oops). Still in Animal Cams

 

How One Brilliant Woman Mapped the Secrets of the Ocean Floor "This 4:39 video tells the story of a female geologist, Marie Tharp, whose groundbreaking work in mapmaking helped bring the theory of continental drift into the mainstream. Her ideas (which a male colleague initially dismissed as “girl talk,” 2:34) have helped shape what we know about Earth and its geologic history." She noticed her topographical maps of the ocean floor matched up with a colleague's earthquake charts. This was the "smoking gun". It took until 1970 for all the scientists to admit she was right and continental drift was real! Going in Earth Science and Womens History

 

 


 

 

 

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