History of Inventions I: Lesson 2 - Pyramids

There have been about 118 original square pyramids they were 480 Feet tall and the sides were 750 long and it weighed about 13 billion pounds and was built with 2.3 million blocks. It takes about 20 years to build one so that would mean they placed 12 blocks per hour day and night. The pyramids had polished limestone covering the whole pyramid but over time it had been stolen or earthquakes shook it off. And at the very top, there was a Benben stone at the top symbolizing their religion. Here is a picture of a dollar bill, I noticed the pyramid and if you look at the top of it, it reminds me of a Benben stone.  

US one dollar bill reverse series 2009jpg
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here is a short video that was with this lesson:


Recently our bean plants have been setting flowers but not beans, after a couple of days with still no beans and just flowers I asked Mellisa K. Norris and she said its probably due to the heat here. Today my dad and I went to check on it, and it was, unfortunately, it was starting to die. 

Our first tomato plants have also started to turn yellow my Dad said the soil in that plot isn't very good.  

History of Inventions Course Summary

Today I finished a course about the history inventions from around 2630 BC to 1800 AD 

Here is a short list of things from the summary video:

  • The world had changed after 1800 AD because people started to improve inventions and technology. 
  • Inventions are like bricks in a building: you can't place bricks in the air without other bricks to hold them up
  • The Romans had the primary stuff to make a steam engine, but they didn't invent the steam engine. That's because they needed something else to base the idea on 
  • Some machines couldn't have been invented without the tools that were made to build them. For example, if the battery wasn't invented then cars probably wouldn't have been invented and computers and some types of toys

The course includes videos showing people actually using the different inventions and technology. For example here is a short video of a person using a catapult:

I liked the course because it showed how the inventions were made, how the inventions were used, and what they used for. I think you have to be at least ten years old to understand the course.

cantaloupe #Garden

last week we had started getting melons from our Garden, so far we have gotten 3 melons the first one was a bit mushy but that was just because we picked it at the wrong time. I will try to post more soon!

Pioneering Today Academy

Sorry, I didn't post at all recently but I will try to post more soon! Anyway, today's blog post is about an online academy that I joined about 3 to 4 months ago, It is called Pioneering Today, and it teaches you how to plant vegetables, how to make food and seed starting Etc. Anyway, my Mom is friends with the owner, her name is Melissa K Norris. If you want to also try joining it click here to see her website.

Garden Pictures

A few days ago we went down to check out our garden as I was looking at our tomato plants I noticed that each one had at least five flowers on them! I was so excited, I told dad and I took some pictures of them. Here are some pictures of them and I also took A picture of one of the poppies.

Poppy Stages #Garden

Yesterday when went down to the garden I took some pictures of the orange Poppy flowers. At first, I didn't recognize it before it bloomed. But when I saw other Poppies growing on the same plant I figured it out. Here are some pictures of the flowers:

Starting the Garden #Garden

Yesterday my dad and I went to the lake club to go to a garden club meeting.  

When we got there, there were only a few people and they said that the meeting was at 12:00. We came back at 12:00 and there were about 40 people inside the building.  We met with the garden club president and talked about getting a garden plot. They said they might have an empty one. But we had to get our checkbook so we drove back to the house and got the checkbook. When we got back down they said that we could have one. 

Here are two photos of before and after that in our plot:

(The top picture is of before and the bottom is of after)