Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A SOLE Christmas Part 2

why is SANTA ON the coca cola bottle? 
emily, kiera and alison

Santa has been on the Coca Cola ads since 1920. Coca Cola helped Santa to become more popular. The new Santa has been based on a salesman’s idea. Santa became animated in 2001. The Coca Cola creators put Santa on the Coca Cola bottle when the Christmas holidays come. Coca Cola put Santa on the bottle because he wears a red suit and the coca cola bottle is red. The Coca Cola company did not come up with the idea of Santa being in a red suit. Before the Coca Cola ads came Santa was drawn many different ways than the Santa now. Before the Coca Cola ads Santa was even drawn as a scary elf. Coca Cola introduced the friendly human image of Santa created by Haddon Sundblom in December 1931.

John Pemberton who invented Coca Cola was in the army. John Pemberton invented Coca Cola on May 8th 1886 in Atlanta. The original Coca Cola was both alcoholic and coked up. The word coked up means drugged. Cocaine is an illegal now but when the first Coca Cola was created it was not illegal and was part of the formula. Cocaine was removed from drink in 1903. Coke is 123 years old. Coca cola originally cost 5 cents a glass.

Twas’ The Night Before Christmas Behind The Scenes.
By James, Jumah and P. Moody

A famous bedtime/Christmas book called ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, but people wanted to know who wrote it, how they got the idea of the book. The person who wrote the book uses the name Clement Clarke Moore. When it first appeared in the newspaper on December 23, 1823, there was absolutely no name attached to it. My guess for the main reason is to get kids start behaving and get kids to have good dreams and a good sleep the night before Christmas. It wasn’t till 13 years later that the author of the book Clement Clark Moore, a professor and poet, stepped forward to claim authorship of the book. In 1844, the basic poem was officially included for the first time in an anthology of Moore’s work.

How Do They Celebrate Christmas In Other Countries   
By: Lindsay and Mason

Many different countries celebrate Christmas differently some are, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and many more.(Italy celebrates by tying presents to a broom stick). In Russia Christmas is celebrated on January 7th and not December 25th. Every country celebrates Christmas in their own way. In Ireland it’s tradition to leave mince pies and a bottle of Guinness out for a snack for Santa. In the Netherlands people celebrate Christmas on December 6th. For many people in Japan traditional Christmas dinner is KFC. The Serbia tradition for Christmas is tying up their mother two weeks before December 25th and their dad one week before December 25th. In Iceland there tradition is 13 Santa’s that come down from the mountain to give gifts.

What Is An Elf On A Shelf?
 Josh Jensen Cody Jorja 

It is a toy, movie and book. It costs $29.95 Canadian. An elf on the shelf is a thing that every night goes to Santa and tells how the kid is behaving. The elf on the shelf is a tradition made by kids in 2005.The book was made in 2005.The author is Carol Aebersold and Chanda Aebersold. They created the book over a cup of tea. It is sold in a lot of stores in Canada. You can get the book at indigo. It is most popular in Ontario. You can buy extra clothes. It is made out of plastic. When you get it comes with the book. An elf on the shelf it basically play hide and seek. Parents are allowed to tell the elf what they want. It tells Santa everything. It is popular every year.

What Is the Deal with Reindeer at Christmas?
Peyton, Ben, Harper, and Matthew H

Reindeer are also called caribou. No one knows why reindeer is wrapped in with Christmas. The reindeer need to make Santa’s sleigh fly. Reindeer is sort of like snowdeer and it snows in winter and Christmas is in winter. Santa picked an animal that lived in the North Pole that is gentle. Santa has a magical whip that he hits an animal with and it can fly. Santa picked reindeer because they are nice and they are active and energetic. Some people think Santa’s reindeer are fake. But no one knows if Santa’s reindeer are real. Donner and Blitzen were oregonaly called Dunder and Blixem.

What Is The Difference Between Hanukkah And Christmas? 
By Grace and Anya

Some celebrate Christmas and some don’t, for the people who don’t there is a bunch of different holidays. There is kwanza, there is Christmas and there is also Hanukkah. Hanukkah is for some cultures and kwanza is for others. Hanukkah and Christmas are similar and different.  Here are some similarities: They both come in winter time and they both relate to the roman empire. Here are some differences: There is a Hanukkah bush and there is a Christmas tree.

When Did Christmas Start?
Tye, Matt P, Braydon 

Roman pagans first introduced the holiday Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25.  Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Why do Some People Not Celebrate Christmas and Others Do?

Some people don’t celebrate Christmas because of religion. Christmas started years ago when baby Jesus was born. Christmas and Easter are related because that’s the day Jesus sacrificed himself. Some people do celebrate Christmas because they believe in god and the joy of giving. Some people who don’t celebrate Christmas celebrate Hanukkah or other holidays related to their religion. There are millions of people who don’t celebrate Christmas. Some people are atheists. Each person believes something different. Some people believe Santa is real and some don’t. It is okay to believe differently because nobody knows exactly what is true.

Does Santa Live At The North Pole
By: Grace, Anya, Moody, Ben

Some people believe in Santa and some people don’t. The people who do believe think he lives in the North Pole. Santa is the mascot of Coca Cola. Some people think Santa wears red because of Coca Cola. Santa lives in the North Pole not the South Pole. He lives in the North Pole because it is closer to the people who created Santa. That’s why he lives in the North Pole instead of the South Pole, Santa has other names
The names are Father
 Santa Claus
Kris Kringle

Why Is Christmas Called Christmas
by Jenson, Heaven, James and Jumah

The word Christmas gets its name from 2 words, Christ and mass which was a special church that celebrated the birth of Jesus in the mid fourth century.

Why Are Some Christmas Trees Fake?
Mason, Braydon, Josh, and Matt H

Some Christmas trees are fake because some people are allergic to the Christmas trees. People also like fake Christmas trees because they are too lazy to get up and cut one down. Christmas trees are fake because real ones are too much work to care for. Christmas trees are better when they are fake because real pine trees cost too much money (real Christmas trees are around $25 to $100). People buy fake Christmas trees because real ones would drop too many pines needles off of the real tree.

Why do we buy christmas presents?
 Emily, peyton and alison                                                                                                                                                                                                              
We buy presents for people for Christmas because it is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the wise men.
Different countries and different families that celebrate Christmas have their own reason for given and receiving presents.
In Spain it is believed instead of Santa Claus delivering their presents it is an old lady named Befana.
We celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born December 25th Year 0 and on that day the three wise men gave gifts to Jesus and that was a special day so Jesus birthday became Christmas also.
It is said Jesus was born on the 25th but no one knows the actual date.
  Fun facts
 In Europe the presents are not left under the boring old tree. They are left in shoes or boots.
The three wise men gifts include, Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh.

Why Do Our Presents Go Under Our Trees
Tye Matt.P Jorja
Our presents go under the trees because if kids are good they deserve a good Christmas.  The people put presents under the tree because they love their kids. They put presents there because it looks nice.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SOLE December 4

Can a forest grow underwater?
By: Josh Emily Anya Grace

There are special types of forests underwater. There are many different types of underwater forests such as the kelp forest, coral forest, fern forest and sewed forests`. There are not the types of the forests we have above ground. Otters live in kelp forests. There is a rock like substance at the bottom called a hold fast. Kelp is a type of algae. There are three types of algae red algae green algae and brown algae. The coral forest is very different from other habitats. the kelp forest is a forest. There is also sewed forests. giant kelp is a brown algae. giant kelp is is the tallest of all the under water plants. Giant kelp does not grow from seedsgiant kelp grows from cells called spores. No trees can be under water.

Do Camels Really Go Without Water
Mason, Cody, Alison, Marlene

Camels can only last 6 to 7 months without water; humans can only live 4 to 5 days without water. People say camels can live longer without water because they store water in there humps but that’s not true. Camels take bigger drinks of water so they don’t have to drink as much. Camels also take bigger drinks because they can’t store water in their humps. Their humps are stored with fat so they don’t freeze when the winter comes. In ten minutes a camel can drink up to 115 litres of water. Males and females both drink the same amount of water; they drink around 100 to 115 litres of water. The average camel can drink up to 1,000 litres of water or more in a single day. Baby camels can drink around 300 to 400 litres a day. The camel’s favourite place to get water from is from water holes from the ground. In a year camels drink about 365,000 litres both female and male. Baby camels can drink around 127,750 litres in a year.
Questions for you:
What is stored in the camels hump?
Around how much water can an adult camel drink in a day?
What is a camel’s favourite place to drink?

Wake Skating
By Braydon, Moody, Jumah and Tyson

Wake skating is a water is  it is like skateboarding on water. Wake skating is going behind the boat riding the wave. Wake skating started in Australia. People not only go from side to side like regular wakeboarding but they also use  pipes and ramps to do their tricks. They use the wake to help them get their height. The board is made from wood or fiberglass. The board has a pointed nose, round tail, and is surf board like in its appearance.  It is for entertainment.

If we are made up of water why can’t we float?
By Jenson, Ben, Anastasia and Jorja

We can float because the fat in our body is more dense than water. When we don’t try to swim ours bones are a thing that stops us. We can float if we try. Water doesn’t float it just adds more water. We float from the gravity that pulls us down .

What is The Best Way to Heat a House
By: Harper, James, Kiera, Matthew P.

The 6 ways to heat a house is a furnace, portable heater, and natural gas, heating oil, propane, and the main way is a fireplace. portable heaters must be installed properly to avoid fire and burn hazards. Furnaces is the best way to heat a house but be careful cause they are 75% HOT estimated, furnaces is also the best way to heat up a house cause of its heat. Natural gas is also REALLY hot, are estimated temperature for it is 65% hot. But it should heat a house up in no time! Heating oil is estimated 60% hot, propane is what were not sure of but it is expensive we think. And fireplaces are 50% hot but touching it is 1000% hot and it’s also the main way to keep yourself and the house warm.

Why Can’t We Jump Higher
Emma, Heaven and Tye

Some people can jump really high but it is just because they train and exercise to jump really high.
Most people can’t jump high because of gravity, When we try to jump gravity pulls us down.         
Gravity is a force pulling together all matter.( anything that you can touch) You can jump higher on the moon than on earth.

Why Does The Moon Look So Big At Times And So Big At Other Times? 
Mathew, Peyton, Kelly, Lindsay

It depends on what angle you are looking at the moon. Sometimes the moon comes closer to earth so it is closer. The moon is always big. Your eyes can focus on the moon and if they focus on the moon it will look closer. It can depend on how much light there is outside. The atmosphere can make a difference on how close and how far the moon looks. It is an optical illusion.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1 SOLE

Do Frogs Know They Are A Frog?
By Braydon , Jorja and Keely

Most animals know that they are what they are. We are a human and know it. It probably knows it a frog It knows where it lives. It has a brain. A frog also knows what it eats They see other frogs such as its parents it knows he/she know that their parents. They have seen that humans also very different. A frog also would know it was once a tadpole Also when it finds a mate they know that they’re both frogs. The movement is much different from other animals

What is Global Warming?
Emily, Lindsay, Marlene and Alison

Global warming is the increase of the earth’s average surface temperature. Scientists agree the main cause of global warming is the human expansion of the "greenhouse effect”. People say when a baby is born today, when they are 80 years old the world will be 6 and a half degrees warmer than it is now. Global warming is a problem of too much carbon dioxide. The greenhouse effect is the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere. In the past 50 years the average temperature in the USA has gone up by 2 degrees. The largest cause of global warming is the carbon dioxide released when fossil fuels such as oil and coal are burned for their energy. The atmosphere is the gases that surround the earth. Some of the other reasons why global warming is caused is, carbon dioxide and other air pollution [greenhouse gases] is collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the earth to warm up.
Here are 10 ways to stop global warming:
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb
Walk, bike, and carpool to get to places
Recycle more
Check your tires, keeping your tires properly inflated
Use less hot water
Avoid products with a lot of packaging
Adjust your thermostat
Plant a tree
Turn off electronic devices
Will robots be conscious one day?
Peyton, Matthew, Harper, Jumah

Robots don’t have feelings like we do. Robots may or may               not be conscious one day but scientist don’t know. Computers can’t handle any process and a robot is like a computer so they cannot be conscious. They are making robots that have feelings so they can be conscious. Sometimes when robots are shut down they can dream (SOMETIMES). Some scientists think that robots will never have feelings like we do, but it is not 100% correct that they will not have feelings.
Generally, we say that robots don’t have feeling and so they can’t behave like us humans. Some Scientists say that robots that have been made are harmless. That may not be true. Some people say on the internet that there will be a robot invasion but it is known to be not true.

Is Coca Cola bad for you?
by Ben  Keira  Anastasia and Anya

coca cola is bad really bad for you. Coca Cola is just as addictive as smoking and it’s just as bad. If you have a Coca Cola can every day there will be a sugar sized new York city in your stomach. 3.1% beverages consumed around the world is coca cola products. Coca Cola makes so many different drinks that if you drank over 1 a day it would take you past 9 years to try all their products. just about every week a new study warm of another potential health risk linked to soft drinks. Coca Cola cans have 10 sugar cubes and a medium bottle of Coke has 17 sugar cubes and the 1 litre bottle of Coke has 28 cubes of sugar. Around the world , the average person consumes a coke product every 4 days. The average Mexican drinks more coke products than the average American, British, Indian and Chinese combined. They also drink 665 Coke products a year. Coca cola sells more than 1 thousand kinds of drinks. Coca cola’s $35.1 billion review makes it the 84 economy in the world just ahead of Costa Rica. The coca cola can is worth $74 billion more than Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks  and Red Bull combined. If you stacked up Coke's 2.million vending machines , they would take up 150.2 million cubic feet of spaces. The red and white logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.

Why Are Some Students Not Active At Recess? 
Matthew, Jenson, Tyson, and josh

They might not be active because that person has no friends. They might be lazy. They might have a video game they want to play. They might just not be active. That person might have nothing to do. They might be sad. They might be mad. They could be bullied and want to be away from the bully. The person that is not active might not know how to play some of the games there friends are playing. The person that is not active might be sick so they are staying still wrapped up with their coats. The person that is not active might be injured.

Why Do We Need Big Houses to Live in? 
by Emma and Heaven

People buy larger homes for a number of reasons such as they outgrow their smaller houses, they get a raise at work and spend their money on a larger home, they hope to impress others and they think a large home is the home of their dreams.
Usually when people get more money they think that just because they have a lot of money they can spend it on big home.
But a lot of people buy smaller homes for a number of reasons such as it is easier to clean, it is less expensive and there is less decorating.

Can Trees Think
Mason, Tye, Cody, Moody,

Trees can think by using internal communications. They can also memorize different types of light. The leaves communicate through the tree. Plants can sense, warn and remember. Some people say that plants have all the same senses that humans do. Trees are able to remember stuff and the react to it. If a leaf is full of starch it harder to communicate everyone. Starch is when odorless, tasteless goo which fill the leaves up with it.