Italy Facts For Kids

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  • Virtual Stadium Tours
  • The Sport Ju-Jutsu system for kids is designed to stimulate movement and to encourage the kids natural joy of moving their bodies. The kids train all exercises from Sport Ju-Jutsu but many academys leave out punches and kicks for their youngest athlethes.
  • 4Kids Entertainment (commonly known as 4Kids) is a Worldwide International American film and television production company. It is known for English-dubbing Japanese anime, specializing in the acquisition, production and licensing of children's entertainment around the United States.
    italy
  • A country in southern Europe; pop. 58,057,000; capital, Rome; official language, Italian. Italian name Italia
  • (italian) of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language; "Italian cooking"
  • a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
  • (italian) the Romance language spoken in Italy
    facts
  • (fact) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
  • A piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article
  • (fact) an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"
  • A thing that is indisputably the case
  • (fact) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
  • Used in discussing the significance of something that is the case
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Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series)
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series)
Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists as they discover Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Along with the scientific aspects of Galileo's life, his passion for music and art are discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints. A time line, glossary, and listings of major science museums, planetariums, and web sites for further exploration complement this activity book.

And then there was light
And then there was light
I had what must have been a triptophan-induced dream the other day where I spent a few hours in Paris. I have never actually been to Paris, the closest I got was a train ride to Strasbourg, which is a mix of German and French being so close to the border. Anyway, I always find it interesting when I dream myself to foreign cities I have never visited. Doesn't happen often, but is still quite interesting. I must admit it has ignited a bit of a wanderlust in me. I have not been out of the country in a couple of years now (not counting a recent road trip to Canada) since a vacation to Costa Rica and I think it is getting close to time again. Paris is definitely high on that list. So is Berlin. I have been to Germany, but spent all my time in Pforzheim in southwestern Germany. My boss and I are currently working on landing a dual photography show in Berlin for sometime later this year or early next year, depending on the schedules of the galleries who accept our work. So I imagine Berlin will come before Paris, but we shall see... This shot was taken in Vatican City a few years ago during a week I spent in Rome. This was one of the most amazing trips I have been on, in no small part because I had just finished my degree in history, so I was a kid in a candy store. I had also just discovered photography a year and a half before, so I was at least at that stage where I could semi-regularly take semi-decent photos. I don't normally plan on visiting a place more than once, meaning, there are so many places I want to travel to, pretty much all of them in fact, that with time so short I figure I would rather see a different place than revisit a previous one (when traveling abroad that is). But Rome and Vatican City are big exceptions to that, this is a city I really want to return to along with all of my new friends; Holga, Zero Image, Pentax, etc. ;-) This shot is all about timing. The amount of detail and planning that went into building St. Peters just defies one person's ability to comprehend. Getting rays of light to hit the statuary is just a matter of timing and sunny days, as throughout the day, the light streams through the windows and highlights various features of the basilica. It was built with this in mind. Anyway, was not sure what I wanted to post this morning, but this one marched itself forward. I figured it was worth revisiting.
ponte-tresa 02.01.2010 9125
ponte-tresa 02.01.2010 9125
a throwaway shot...were it not for the fact that it has the awesome condor airsoft gun. as a kid, i desperately wanted one every time we went to this market (in the end i got the equally awesome condor rifle instead)...and it was there, still on pretty much the same stall as all those years ago. was very tempted to buy one, but got a bit worried about popping it in the suitcase on the flight back home...
italy facts for kids
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #19: Leonardo da Vinci: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius
Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius, they had lots of questions. Why was Leonardo da Vinci interested in flight? What are some of his most famous painting? Did he really keep noteboooks just like Jack? What do scientists today think of his ideas? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.