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Learn about the Funky Habits of the Ancient Greeks

The history of ancient Greece is very interesting. Ancient Greek people told stories to help each other learn about the world around them. They had ideas about their food that seem weird to us today they also invented theatre as we know it and the Olympic games.

The Mycenaeans of Crete formed the first Greek civilization about 4,000 years ago. The Greeks split their land into city-states, which each had their own laws, customs and rules. They had interesting superstitions about food; for example, they commonly avoided eating beans, because they thought beans contained dead souls. They talked about gods and goddesses in stories that celebrated these divine personalities. These myths also contained mythological monsters such as Cerberus, a three-headed dog; Medusa, a sorceress who turned people into stone; and the Cyclops, a creature with one eye on its forehead. [read more...]

Once Described As "Average" Albert Einstein Changed the World Forever

Albert Einstein was a great example of a scientist who helped us understand that matter can be turned into energy, proving it with his famous formula E=mc2.

Einstein attended school in Munich, Germany, where he was considered an average student. He showed an interest in math and science. When his family moved to Milan, Italy, he dropped out of school with no degree at age 15. He later earned a diploma to be a math and physics teacher in July 1900. Einstein moved to Bern where he got a job at a Patent Office. In his spare time he worked on theoretical physics. [read more]

Sir Isaac Newton: Scientist, Astronomer, and Mathematician

Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest scientists of all time. He is mostly known for his early theories of gravity, but also for his discovery of the three laws of motion.

Newton's three laws of motion are found in his book Principia, which was published in 1687. The laws of motion are: One, a still object will stay at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force, and a moving object will stay in motion at the same speed unless also acted upon by an unbalanced force; two, acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The bigger the mass, the greater amount of force needed to accelerate the object; and three, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton's three laws of motion helped people figure out how the universe works. [read more...]

The Life and Times
of Michael Jordan

Former professional basketball player Michael Jordan, also known as Air Jordan, Black Cat, MJ, and His Airness, is known as one of the best players to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jordan played in the NBA from 1984-2003. He is best known for his time as a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls.

Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and developed a competitive edge at an early age. In 1981, Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill where he soon became a star on the school’s basketball team. He scored the winning shot for the 1982 NCAA (National College Athletic Association) Division I Championship and was selected as the 1983 and 1984 NCAA College Player of the Year. [read more...]

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Albert Einstein was a great example of a scientist who helped us understand that matter can be turned into energy, proving it with his famous formula E=mc2. [read more...]
Former professional basketball player Michael Jordan, also known as Air Jordan, Black Cat, MJ, and His Airness, is known as one of the best players to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jordan played in the NBA from 1984-2003. He is best known for his time as a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls. [read more...]
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