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This week, we learned …
… how to sign the Declaration of Independence—in a founding father’s handwriting.
… how to cut the perfect slice of pizza. Or, at least, a much more complex one.
… giraffes did NOT evolve long necks to reach treetop greenery.
… why misconceptions are so powerful—and how educators can avoid reinforcing them.
… how to play Summer Reading Bingo!
… roads paved with pig manure could drive a cleaner future.
… Disney princesses really do have an impact on little girls—and little boys. (A great reason to revisit one of our favorite videos!)
… a 700-year-old African farming practice could help mitigate climate change, and ancient wheat may be the future of food.
… the 17 equations that changed the world.
… what good preschools look like.
… the world’s oldest library has just reopened.
… how to craft the perfect playlist for productivity.
… how to be a better teacher: BE YOURSELF.
7 thoughts on “13 Things We Learned this Week!”
Nice article on music.. Science in music!!! Music is like our inner soul.. Whatever kind of music we listen our mind goes on that kind of emotions… Like romantic songs make us romantic.. Sad make sad.. Nothing can touch the heart like music.. Life’s without music is incomplete…
It would be a different experience sitting in the world’s first library.. I wish one day I could visit to Al -Qarawiyyin and get experience.. It would be great to read something there…
Above I noticed that one of the things you put up as learnings of the day was: giraffes did NOT evolve long necks to reach treetop greenery.
I just want to let you know please that this theory – which is that giraffe’s necks is due to reproductive fighting, more than reaching to high branches, is not an accepted theory. It is possible – but very unlikely.
African Black Earth is 700 years old technique and scientists has discovered it now.. So it’s true “old is gold “… African earth black contains 200% to 300% nutrients than any other soil that’s great.. And it’s interesting to know that it’s made of waste of kitchen and charcol…
All the very best to those researcher who are trying to make pig’s waste a manure.. There waste in United States is a big problem… It would be great if it could be use as an alternative for petroleum…
About length of neck of giraffe my thinking was that it’s for eating from long trees but it’s also a source to attract females… That’s strange!!! More long the neck more breeds.. .
Maths in pizza!!! Who will wait till so long to eat a pizza?? First derive the formula than calculations than need a better tool to cut it!!! No one can be so patient and who has time to do all this activity???I don’t think the methaetician who has derived this formula will use it!!!