Paper

Hi Guys and Girls Ava here

Today I want to talk about paper.  Well most people use it every day and it makes our lives a lot easier, but where did it come from?  Well the ancient Egypt’s use to get the reeds that grew along the Nile river and weave them into a paper like materiel.

Before paper people would have to words into stone or mould them into clay which are both hard to do.

The paper we know today came from China arou8nd 206BC to 220AD and spread around the world from there.

In the  18th century more people wanted paper. The world needed a more efficient way of making it.  Something had to be done.  Nicholas Luis Robert created machines that made long sheets of paper with no holes in the paper.  The machines soon replaced the Traditional style.   Which brings use pretty much up to date.

For more info go to: history of paper

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Cheese

Hi Ava here today

I really enjoy cooking and one ingredient I use often is cheese.  What do you  know about cheese?  Well cheese was said to start in central Asia by Turkic tribes.

The word cheese originated from the word ‘casein’ which means milk proteins.

There are more then 2000 different cheeses in the world and mozzarella is among the most popular.

Greece people are the largest consumers of cheese in the world!  Eating (on average) 27.3kg of cheese every year!!! They sure like their cheese

There is more cheese made then there is coffee, tea and coco beans combined.

The first cheese factory took place in Germany 1815.

In ancient Rome they liked cheese so much they even had a separate room called a careale just to make cheese!

Those were some fun facts on cheese hope you enjoyed it!

Source: Cheese facts

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Aurora Facts

Hi ava here today I will tell you about auroras

Aurora is a latin word for sunrise. It is also the name of the Roman Goddess of Dawn.

Aurora’s are associated with the solar winds that go from the sun to earth because they carry plasma particles which are attracted to the earths magnetic pole fields (which is why we see Aurora’s in the North and South pole). The oxygen atoms in the earths atmosphere mix with the plasma particles and release an energy which is what we see on Earth as Aurora’s.

Aurora’s can also be seen on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Mars.

They come in different colours; but usually green but sometimes red or blue.

Different names for Aurora’s in the Southern hemisphere are; Aurora Australis, The Southern Lights or Polar Lights. The names associated with  the Northern Hemisphere Aurora’s include; Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights.

some places you can see auroras include; Greenland, Biberia, Alasra, Antarctica,Tasmania, the Arctic and other places.

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Sea Sponge Facts

Hi Ava here

In my first post on this blog I’ve decided to do sea sponge facts.

Sea sponge have been around for millions of years, 500 million to be exact and were the first living organisms. They are made up of small zooplankton which you can’t see without a microscope. There are between 6,000 and 10,000 species of sponge out there but there are two main groups; encrusting and free floating. Encrusting sea sponge is a bit like our moss on land and likes to stay on rocks. Free floating lives up to its name and floats freely in the water but is a bit more complex and grows in different shapes and sizes. If a sponge is a living animal it has the eat right? Well they don’t go hunting like other animals so, instead they stay in one spot and filter through the water with special cells that can get food and oxygen from the water. One sea sponge is both male and female. Well that’s about all I know about sea sponges! I hope you’ve learned a little more today.

What do you think my next post should be about?

Thank you for reading!!!

 

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