Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trumpeter Swan Facts

  1. Don't think I'm interested in swans. Mom is making me do an entry on an article I read.

  2. There are three different species of swans in North America.

  3. Most trumpeter swans weigh between 21 to 30 pounds.

  4. They have a wing span of 6 to 7 feet.

These facts are from Trumpeter Swans by Rachel Dickinson in Dolphin Log 7/8 2003.

Listen to the call of the trumpet swan on this Trumpeter Swan Society link.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Super cuddly
playing in a tree
cats purring and meowing all around the house
respecting Mom's breathing

This image was borrowed from Daily Pets.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Reasons My Mom Should Get A Cat

  1. If we get a cat, it will catch the mice.
  2. Mice break cars.
  3. I wrote a whole list of reasons.
  4. I will vacuum the whole house every day.
  5. I will groom the cat every day behind the house.
  6. We won't let it go upstairs.
  7. I will feed every day.
  8. I will train it not to go pee and poop in the house on Mom's rugs.
  9. They are really cute.
  10. They are cuddly.
  11. Cats are not like our dog, Yoohoo, because they don't steal bread.
  12. I want a cat so badly that I will do everything on this list as part of my daily chores.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

About DNA

People clone sheep and rats. DNA is the building block of life. Atoms make molecules, molecules make cells, cells make DNA. DNA are like blueprints and look like a twisted ladder.

This cool machine extracts DNA from fruits and vegetables for just $80.00. This doesn't seem like a lot of money for such a cool machine. (Mommy thinks it's a lot of money!)

Discovery Kids Ultimate Labs DNA Explorer Discovery James Watsonwas only 24 when he discovered the helical structure of DNA, but this kit from Discovery Kids--the first to feature a bona fide centrifuge and electrophoresis chamber--will turn your kid on to the intricacies of genetics at an even younger age. Realistic lab equipment transforms the kitchen into a forensics lab, whereyour breakfast-bar biologist can extract clumps of real DNA from fruits and vegetables or solve "crimes" by revealing DNA "fingerprints"--telltale blue protein stripes in a gel mixture. $80

Here are some links on DNA:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baby Birds

Birds Chirping for Food
Baby birds in a nest
chirping for some food
while the mother bird is pecking in a tree
to bring the babies something good to eat.

Mother Bird and The Nest
Mother Bird searching for twigs
and fluff and all the stuff she can find.
She flies to the barber and picks up some hair.
Then she flies to the garden for some mud.
She flies to the woods to look for a tree.
Then builds up the nest and lays an egg.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Help Save Penguins

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Please try to conserve gas and mileage. Help save penguins from dying since they are really cute and cuddly.

What Makes A Story Boring Or Not Fun To Read

What makes a story boring or not fun to read?
  1. A story where they just stay at home.
  2. A story about a regular life.
  3. A story about watching paint dry.
  4. A story about learning how to count.
  5. A story about going to the bathroom.
  6. A story about making a tree.
  7. A story about sewing a pillow.
  8. A story about eating a sandwich.
  9. I don't like jokes in stories.
  10. I don't like historical stories.
  11. I don't like a book about someone writing a book.
  12. I don't like books written for mathematicians or romance lovers.
  13. I don't care for books that are written in exact, chronological order.
  14. I don't like westerns or stories about cowboys.
  15. I don't like stories about girls.
  16. I don't like stories about paper.
  17. I don't like stories about rocks.
  18. I don't like any killing or death in stories.
  19. I don't like stories about electricity.
  20. I don't like stories about teaching somebody something.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

What Makes A Story Great To Me

Things that make a story interesting, exciting, and fun to read:
  1. Interesting and fun characters like boys that are active.
  2. Adventure.
  3. Fantasy.
  4. Scary verses.
  5. Surprises but not jack-in-the-boxes.
  6. Happy endings.
  7. No mystery because you like to know everything.
  8. A lot of description so that you feel that you are there.
  9. Adventurous characters who don't waste time talking when they can just do it.
  10. I don't care for jokes.
  11. I don't like a lot of time wasting dialogue.
  12. I like illustrations.
  13. I don't like fairy tale fantasy.
  14. I don't care if the characters learn a lesson.
  15. I like outdoor scenes.
  16. Strange animals.
  17. Siblings.
  18. No love interest or drama.
  19. Scary, monster, bomb kind of action.
  20. Discovering new places and getting into trouble there.

Click here to learn more about the NanoWrimo Young Writer's Program.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Why I Love Sea-Monkeys

I love Sea-Monkeys because:
  1. They live for a real long time.
  2. They make a whole bunch of babies, and it only takes one day for them to hatch.
  3. They are a cute pet with their small, cute eyes and small, cute body.

My Sea-Monkeys have been alive for a whole year. Sea-Monkeys are a kind of brine shrimp. Sea-Monkeys don't have a skull or bone. I know this because when I watch my Sea-Monkeys they move their whole entire body so there is no space for a bone. If they have anything, it's like an exoskeleton which is a skeleton outside of their body. They live in an aquarium, a container filled with water and water life. The Sea-Monkeys eat algae, that green stuff that grows in the aquarium. It grows by itself by collecting sunlight.

When you get your Sea-Monkey kit and open it up, you find three bags. One has a big number one, the other has a big number two on it, and the third has a picture of a mother Sea-Monkey and two baby Sea-Monkeys sitting at a table with bibs. The mother is carrying food to the babies. The bag with the number one has water purifier in it. The number two bag has the eggs. The one with the picture of the mother feeding the babies has food in it.

First, you put in bottled water in the aquarium. Then, you put in the water purifier. After you put in the water purifier and wait 24 hours, you put in the eggs and wait another 24 hours. While you wait, put the aquarium on a window-sill with sunlight coming through. Then you wait 24 hours before you get Sea-Monkeys.

One night before my Sea-Monkeys hatched I gave them food so they would have their first meal right away. By accident I used the wrong side of the food server, the bigger side, and gave them too much. It turns out that even as you read this blog entry, they are still alive.

Here are some links where you can find games and videos:

Sea-Monkeys are really adorable! I love them!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dogs and Balls

My hypothesis was that the dog will go after the moving ball, not the ball that is just staying in place. When we tried it, the dog went after the moving ball. When we only put down the ball that wasn't moving, he went after that one too. So, my hypothesis was wrong. He will go after any ball.

Try this experiment at home. It's a fun project. Please subscribe to our blog and post a comment to tell me what you find. You can subscribe by using the subscribe thingie on this page. You can post a comment by clicking on the comment link at the bottom of this post.