The Top 5: Winter 2015

Cathedral Rock in winter storm | Sedona, Arizona, U.S. | commons.wikimedia.org

Cathedral Rock in winter storm | Sedona, Arizona, U.S. | commons.wikimedia.org

The Top 5 gathers some of the favorite posts based on the number of clicks and replays for the quarter. In this series we begin with a song from Echosmith, journey to Eqypt, visit the Great Pyramid, learn more about rocks and so much more.

In case you missed it, here’s a review starting at number 5:

5. In The Fast Lane. Echosmith

“What we wanted to do with our music is write songs that have messages,” Noah explained. “I guess at the core of our songs they are pop, but we wanted to embrace the pop song with real and raw music… We wanted to make something authentic.”

4. The Great Pyramid of Giza

Around 2550 B.C., this structure took 20 years to build and had an its original height topped 147 meters tall (481 ft). Unfortunately, due to EROSION over time, Giza has become shorter to about 139 meters tall. Researchers mention that the Great Pyramid contains about 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing about 2.5 to 15 tons separately.

3. The Rock Cycle

GEOLOGY is the study of the Earth and what it’s made of, including its natural history. This history is recorded in rocks and it describes how the earth is always changing and reshapes over time. The Rock Cycle highlights how three main types of rocks, SEDIMENTARY, METAMORPHIC, and IGNEOUS came to be and where they came from.

2. Free Write: Open Cage

You are standing in front of The Round Cage at the Maryland Zoo and, in an unexpected turn of events, all the animals escape from this cage. Write a story and explain what you see.

1. Hyperbole: Best Day of My Life!

Let’s be real. Are these words supposed to be taken LITERALLY? Could the events in this song really happen? Maybe, but we get the picture at how much fun we can have with words and that makes us feel good!

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8 replies

  1. I love going to the mountains

  2. nice good facts love it

  3. I like going to the mountains when it’s cold and look at the fog. I like it because I spend time with my mom and dad and brothers

  4. I would like a post about a book that you have read.