Monthly Archives: March 2014

Marvelous Picturebook Monday: Eat Like a Bear

“Eat Like a Bear,” written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins (whose illustrations you may recognize from the Caldecott Honor recipient “What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?”), is a charming informational picturebook about the Brown Bear.  With its gorgeously detailed paper collage medium and its clever involvement of the reader through questions […] Continue reading

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Free Friday: A Corner of the Universe

For this week’s Free Friday I chose a book that I read a long time ago but has stuck out in my memory. A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin is a fantastic read. It is funny, intriguing, and tragic all in the same breath. In it we meet Hattie, a young girl […] Continue reading

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A Breakthrough in Our Knowledge of the Big Bang

BICEP 2, a telescope located at the South Pole, has detected proof for gravitational waves, which are practically ripples in space-time inferring there was some sort of disturbance or bang that caused the universe to form and expand. Gravitational waves up to this point were just theorized to explain how during the Big Bang the… Continue reading Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet

This month, scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science discovered a distant dwarf planet. Labeled 2012 VP113, this dwarf planet was seen spinning way past the orbit of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt and is 80 AU away from the sun at its closest point. The Kuiper belt, a region of rocky entities, is between… Continue reading Continue reading

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Edmond Halley: Proving Newton

Newton was the first to provide a mathematical construct to describe the effects of planetary motion around the Sun. But then the question arose, how could we find evidence for the theory? Stepping up to the plate was the prominent astronomer Edmond Halley. Born in the English countryside on November 8, 1656, Halley was a […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Tanzania Abstract

Tanzania lays claim to the Katanga because it feels that the DRC has let the region be ravaged by armed militant groups, has kept valuable development funds out the hands of the regional government, and failed to provide the necessary infrastructure to access the region’s mineral wealth. Additionally, as the region is a primarily Swahili-speaking… Continue reading

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Free Friday: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs is a great example of a fractured fairytale, a classic story that’s been modified to have a new twist. This book definitely requires knowledge of the original fable, but as long as the reader has a basic understanding, they’re sure to enjoy this original take! The writing is […] Continue reading

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Ghana AU Abstract

While Ghana supports the freedom and expressions of all African nations and their people, our country cannot agree with the secession of Katanga from the DRC to Tanzania. Ghana wants to restore the ideals of Pan- Africanism purported by its founding fathers and believes that the AU should be involved militarily by sending troops to… Continue reading

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Sudan: AU Abstract

After much thought, the Sudan has decided to not support Katanga’s secession to Tanzania. The AU should take steps to negotiate peace between the two parties and troops should be sent to the DRC to do this. The Sudan suggests sending the AU standby forces in addition to Member States’ troops. These troops from the… Continue reading

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CAR: AU Simulation Position Abstract

Position Abstract The secession of Katanga would increase the instability of an already alarmingly unstable region of Africa; as such, the Central African Republic cannot support their desire to secede.  Furthermore, we have seen the impact that the African Union can have and strongly believe that they must take a firm stance against this defection… Continue reading

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