Monthly Archives: December 2018
December’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko (Holiday Traditions) Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet (Hanukkah) Just Like New by Ainslie Manson (WW II) Ages 7-9 A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig (Origins Of Santa) The Girl Who Saved Christmas […]
If you’re going to be in or near the Philadelphia area over the holidays … https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/vikings-beyond-legend http://www.philly.com/philly/gallery/viking-ship-brought-into-franklin-institute-20180927.html?photo_9&fbclid=IwAR2gxc36kJyAKP5euXXM0dcLOaIJ5-5G7iIAOgbNLLi7M2oEBjN5zM6XKQQ
Question: Scientists once thought there were no elemental differences between the Earth and the Sun. Who first proposed that stars were actually made up of an abundance of hydrogen and helium? Answer: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, in 1925, whose thesis met with derision at the time but has since been proven correct. https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201501/physicshistory.cfm
Hanukkah is the most common spelling nowadays, but it can also be spelled Chanukah because the Hebrew and Latin alphabets don’t always have matching sounds. Both are correct.
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