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Did you know scientists believe that there could be millions of plant and insect species that have not yet been discovered!

Space and The Universe

  • The Sun is about 4.5 billion years old and produces 383 billion trillion kilowatts of energy.
  • Every year the moon moves 3cm away from the Earth.

  • World War 2

  • the two main alliances in the second world war were the Allies and the Axis.
  • the main leaders in WW2 were.Neville Chamberlain(British),Winston Churchill(british),Joseph Stalin(Russian),F D Roosevelt(American),Harry Truman(American),Charles de Gaulle(French),William King(Canadian), Robert Menzies(Australian) and Michael Savage(New Zealand.)

  • Ancient Greeks

  • The ancient Greeks believed in immortal gods who watched over the humans from Mount Olympus,the king of these gods was Zeus.
  • The Rainforest

  • More than 2,000 speacies of butterflies are found in south American rainforests.
  • Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.
  • A rainforest is a forest that are prone to high levels of rainfall.
  • The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world.
  • There are two types of rainforest,temperate and tropical.
  • A tropical rainforest is about 28 degrees north or south of the equator.
  • Temperate rainforests are found in a few regions scattered around the world(Western North America,South-Eastern Australia and New Zealend.)
  • The Ocean

  • Around 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water.
  • Ocien tides are caused by the earth rotating and the gravitational pull of the sun and moon.
  • The Pacific Ocean contains around 25000 different islands.
  • The Pacific Ocean is surrounded by the Pacific ring of fire,which is a large collection of active volcanos.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest Ocean on Earth and covers over 21% of the earth's surface.
  • The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean on Earth and covers around 14% of the Earths surface
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth and covers around 30% of the earths surface.
  • Ancient Egypt

  • Some Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
  • Egypt is the 34th largest country in the world.
  • Ancient Egyptians used to play a game similar to bowling.
  • The Egyptians invented the 365 day calendor.
  • The first pyramid built from stone was built in 2650bc.
  • Ancient Egyptians used to write in Hierogyliphyics,which used more than 700 pictures to represent different sounds,objects and ideas.
  • There were no roads as everything was moved on the Nile by boat.
  • The Egyptians worshipped gods ascociated with animals.
  • Cats were considered sacred by the Egyptians.
  • Ancient Rome

  • Rich Romans had a heating system called a hypocaust which was a series of tunnels under the florr wich carried hot air around the house.
  • Romans used aquaducts to supply villages with water,auquaducts were like bridge,on top was a stone channel to carry water.
  • The Romans were obsessed with keeping clean.Towns and forts had underground drain systems,they were flushed through whith clean water from the springs.
  • The Romans invented roads.
  • They also invented catapults.
  • Instead of using machines the Romans used slaves to do all the dirty,hard jobs.
  • The Roman crane was powered by slaves or animals.
  • Only men over 20 could be in the Roman army.
  • Roman soldiers were not allowed to get married.
  • Soldiers had to stay in the army for at least 25 years,when they retired they were given a pension or land.