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10 Facts About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs collection by Bassem

Dinosaurs were one of the first animals to roam the Earth. We are always learning more about them. 1. When did they live? Dinosaurs first appeared in what is known as the Triassic period, 231.4 million years ago. Different species of dinosaurs lived at different times. There was some type of dinosaur alive until 66 […]

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10 Facts about Mars

Mars, as seen from the Hubble Telescope

1. Where is Mars? Mars is the fourth Planet from the Sun, after Mercury, Venus, and Earth. Mars is about 141,600,000 miles away from the Sun. The closest Mars has gotten to Earth was about 35 million miles away. However, it is usually 140 million miles away from the Earth. 2. The Red Planet Mars […]

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10 Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Entrance to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author best known for her “Little House” children’s books, was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin County, Wisconsin. She died in Mansfield, Missouri on February 10, 1957. 1.  Parents and Siblings Laura Ingalls Wilder’s parents, Charles Ingalls and Caroline Quiner were married in Concord Wisconsin on February 1, 1860. […]

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10 Facts about Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon.

  1. Moon landing Apollo 11 was the first space flight to land humans on the moon. 2. Crew The crew of the Apollo 11 consisted of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon, followed by Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins remained in the spacecraft […]

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10 Facts About the Samurai

Japanese Samurai in armor

  1. One Who Serves The word Samurai, translated literally, means this, and it is something that the Samurai warrior would live by. Samurai were originally known as horse riding archers but evolved over time to focus more on melee combat and sword fighting. 2. Samurai Start Small Starting at a young age, some only […]

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10 Facts About Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen is known for her comedic works depicting young women in England during the 1800’s. Her works continue to be popular over 100 years after her death. 1. Jane Austen wrote 6 books. Her books include: “Emma”, “Mansfield Park”, “Persuasion”, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Northanger Abbey” and “Sense and Sensibility”. Jane Austen began a seventh […]

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