Friday 23 January 2015

Fact Hunters: Hamsters, lava & explorers

This week we have had a tremendous number of interesting facts being shared by the children. Congratulations to the following children who have amazed us with their ability to hunt out interesting snippets of information:

Katrina Weaver
Hamster incisors are open rooted and grow continuously. The colour of normal hamster teeth is yellow-orange.

Archie Smith
Strangely there are four U.S. states which begin with the letter "A." The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas.

Did you know that obsidian, is a natural glass of volcanic origin that is formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava?

Emma Groom
A cheetah has amazing eyesight during the day and can spot prey from 5 km away, but cheetahs cannot climb trees and have poor night vision.

Brooke Atkinson
Columbus sailed to America for a fourth time in 1502. He was still hoping to land in China but this time he explored Central America instead!

Sophie Adams

Did you know that he flightless ostrich is the world's largest bird. In addition Ostriches have three stomachs.

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