Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas !!!

Just a post to say Merry Christmas!
"Good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Daddy Got me photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This one is the Sulfur-breasted Toucan.
Isn't it cute?
And this odd bird is the Rhinoceros Horn.

Well now I have websight to get photos from!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Sulfur-breasted Toucan.

For my next study, I am using 2 books. One is "Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day" and the other is a collection of books with all kinds of animals by Tangerine Press. The one I am using at present is called "Showoffs."
The books just have a bunch of animals with either a big beak or the monkey with the wild hair.
Well I really like them.
The Sulfur-breasted Toucan lives in Central to South America in forests.
It, like the Horn bill, seems to have bills that are too big. The toucan is about 20 inches from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail, and it's bill is about a quarter of his length.
The Toucan's bill is useful for getting in to bushes and picking out berries.
Toucans are black, red, white and yellow. It's head is head is 2 shades of green, pink and yellow.
Why do you think a Toucan has so many colors?

I think they have colors so they can tell the differences in each other.

Well there are at least 35 different kinds of Toucan, and it pays to be different. The do not interbreed and this protects their colors.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Rhinoceros Hornbill.

The Hornbill (bird) lives in Africa and Asia and ranges in height from 18 inches to 5 feet tall.
The horn on the top of it's bill may look top heavy but is actually hollow.
When the hen is ready to lay her eggs, she and her mate find a hollow tree and after the hen is inside the male seals her in with mud leaving a gap so she can breath.
She stays in there until the baby's are half grown and is fed by the male.
They stay in there until the baby's are ready to leave the nest.

The Rhinoceros Hornbill is one of the bigger of the hornbill species. They live in Malaysia and Indonesia. They eat nuts, bugs, and fruit.
Its horn is shaped much like a rhinoceros horn and is used to protect its eyes as it flies through the forest.

I am trying to get some pictures!!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Air Drag and the Dodo bird.

You have probably figured out by throwing a torpedo in the pool all about Air Drag.
When you run in to the wind it's somewhat hard but in the pool when you make yourself straight and smooth you go a lot faster. That is because of Air Drag.
GOD made birds a special way which allows for the bird to move easily through the air.

Now you probably all ready knew that so I will tell you about the Dodo bird.
It was first discovered in the Indian Islands by sailors who where tired of the meat on there ships(you would be too if all you had to eat was maggots) and so they ate the friendly birds and called them Dodo because they didn't seem to be very smart as well as not being very attractive.
Well the Dodo left their eggs on the ground and so with all the cats, dogs, rats etc. the eggs made a tasty treat for them.
With in 80 years the Dodo was extinct.
The dodo was around 2 feet 10 inches tall.
I don't know when it was found.
Some people thought it might have been related to the dove.
I am very sorry I don't have any pictures right now but I will soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A birds wing.

In 1700 a man by the name of Daniel Bernoll did tests on bird wings and how they worked by taking the object under water.
He was able to do this because although water is much heaver than air it has much the same property as air.
He discovered that the way GOD made bird wings allowed the air to flow easily over the wing.
The air pressure above the wing is not as hard as the air pressure under the wing. And since the air pressure under the wing is harder and it pushes the wing up. And that is how birds are able to fly.
Years later the Orville and Wilbur Wright will invent a way for man to fly!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The new subject is-

The new subject is-


Zoology is the study of animals, and to start, we will do the Flying Creatures. The book I am using is by the same lady who wrote the astronomy book. Jeannie Fullbright. This book is called Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day.
When we hear flying creatures we think birds, but we will also study bugs and bats.
But we are going to start with birds. I don't know why, but we are.

So I hope you injoy the Flying Creatures of the Fifth day.