Monday, 20 July 2015

Fact Hunters: Rallies, pelican's and snails

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:

Tyler Westbrook
Apparently the longest rally in a tennis tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times. The competitors were Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson!

Harry Vincent
Did you know that tides are created because the Earth and the moon are attracted to each other, just like magnets are attracted to each other. The moon tries to pull at anything on the Earth to bring it closer.

Teni Adu
Incredibly a pelican's bill does have a larger capacity than its stomach! A pelican's stomach can hold up to 1 gallon (3.79 liters) of water.

Georgina Morton
The shell of a baby snail, often referred to as a protoconch or “earliest shell,” is colorless and very soft. Due to the fragile state of its shell, a newly-hatched snail needs to consume a lot of calcium, which will help its shell to harden.

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