Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Why do we color Easter eggs?

Since ancient times, eggs have been the symbol of the new life that returns to nature about Easter time.  We color Easter eggs and give them to our friends as a way of saying “spring is here.” On Easter Sunday, children in many places hunt colorful Easter eggs. They are often told that the Easter …

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How is our voice recorded on a tape recorder?

Tapes are recorded by printing magnetic patterns of sound on a special plastic tape. A tape recorder stores the sound of your voice on a thin, plastic tape that has been treated with a chemical so it can be magnetized. To make a tape recording of your voice, you speak into a microphone.  The microphone …

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How did the Indian make his flint arrowheads?

Holding the flint in his hand, the arrow-maker chipped off small flakes with a bone chipping tool until the flint took the shape that he wanted it to have. The American Indian fashioned arrowheads of stone for use in hunting and warfare. Flint was valued because it is no hard that it chips in smooth, …

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Where does ginger come from?

Ginger spice comes from the rootstocks of the tropical ginger plants. The spicy ginger your mother uses to make gingerbread men comes from the roots of the ginger plant. The finest ginger comes from Puerto Rico and Jamaica, but Africa and India are also important sources of ginger. The ginger plant is a reed-like plant …

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