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Married women in West Asia

By |2019-02-02T06:11:38-07:00September 15th, 2017|People, West Asia|

Grindstone from Syria, about 1500 BC (Louvre Museum) Most married women in West Asia lived with their husband's family, so young married women took orders from their husband's mother. Sometimes the two women got along well; other times they fought the way many teenagers fight with their parents. Some families hit or starved [...]

Influenza – History of Medicine

By |2019-02-11T12:11:33-07:00September 6th, 2017|Science|

Influenza comes from chickens: this is a clay hen whistle from Mohenjo Daro (ca. 2700 BC, now in Brooklyn Museum) What is influenza? Influenza is a virus that mostly infects birds - like chickens - and pigs. But influenza can also attack people. Influenza history goes back a long, long time. Where do chickens come from? How about [...]

Where do Easter eggs come from? History of religion

By |2019-03-22T11:44:51-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion|

Ostrich eggshell from Diepkloof Rock Shelter, South Africa (60,000 BC) When did people start dyeing eggs? Easter eggs go back long before Easter, and even long before the beginning of farming. As long ago as the Paleolithic, about 60,000 BC, people in Africa were scratching patterns and lines on ostrich eggs, though nobody knows what they had in [...]

History of eggs – Where did eggs come from?

By |2019-03-22T08:05:12-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Southeast Asia|

History of eggs - A basket of eggs When did people start to eat eggs? People have been eating eggs since there first started to be people, about six million years ago. Eggs have a lot of protein in them, and they don't fight back - you can get them just by climbing [...]

Stone Age China – Early Chinese History

By |2019-02-27T07:20:16-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|

Jade dragon-pig from New Stone Age China When did the first people come to China? Early people made it to China about 700,000 years ago. They were Homo Erectus, and maybe some Denisovans. One example is "Peking Man".They had dark skin and wide flat noses. These people lived in caves. They made fires [...]

Chinese animals – Environment of China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:29-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, Environment, What|

A camel caravan in northern China Long ago, in the Stone Age, about 3000 BC, many different kinds of wild animals lived in China - elephants, lions, pandas, wild horses, wolves, wild dogs, aurochs, and many others. But as there got to be more and more people and farms, there was less room. [...]

Calcium project – Chalk and lemon juice – Chemistry

By |2019-02-26T05:52:48-07:00June 1st, 2017|Chemistry|

Need chalk? Buy chalk Chalk has calcium in it Take a piece of regular white chalk, like for writing on a blackboard. Make sure the chalk is calcium carbonate like the kind in the picture. Some kinds of chalk are made of plaster of paris. You don't want those. What is calcium? More [...]

Vertebrae project – Boiling fish and chicken – Biology

By |2018-04-12T00:14:42-07:00May 28th, 2017|Biology|

Vertebrae project: check out fish and chicken vertebrae You can easily see vertebrae for yourself if you buy a whole trout (with the bones in) at the grocery store and cook it. If the grocery store doesn't have any fish with the bones in, ask the fish man and he will probably get [...]

Fish eggs and chicken eggs – Evolution and Biology

By |2018-04-13T14:34:41-07:00May 27th, 2017|Biology|

Fish eggs Check out different kinds of eggs and you'll see the difference between fish eggs, which are soft and have to be in the water to survive, and the eggs of land animals, which are hard so they can survive on dry land. It's pretty easy to get fish eggs: they sell [...]