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Category Archive: Creativity

Blood – precious liquid

Blood - precious liquid

Blood – precious liquid


Blood is a liquid that carries nutrients and removes waste. It moves through the body’s cardiovascular system. The heart pumps blood through the blood vessels to all parts of the body. Blood is an important part of the body and it consists of cells. There are three main types of blood cell: red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma. Red blood cells transport oxygen, white blood cells (leukocytes) help to keep the body healthy. The plasma is watery part of the blood, which contains nutrients, chemicals, hormones, and wastes.
For a day the heart of an adult man pumps about 10,000 liters of blood. The average heart rate of a healthy person is 60-80 beats per minute.
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Rice – Food from Water-Grown Grasses

Rice - Food from Water-Grown Grasses

Rice – Food from Water-Grown Grasses

Rice is a grain that is the main food of about half the world’s population. It belongs to the grass family. Its scientific name is Oryza sativa. Most rice is grown in water, but the water must be the correct depth. If it’s too deep, the rice will drown, and if it’s not deep enough, the rice won’t grow.
The rice plant grows to about 1.2 meters tall. It has several stalks with long leaves. At the end of each stalk is a fan-shaped head made up of green and yellow flowers that produce the grains of rice.
The rice plant grows under the water, with its green shoots sticking out. When the rice is ripe, the water is drained off the fields. The rice stalks are cut and dried, then the seeds are removed.
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Feathers – birds’ coat

Feathers – birds’ coat

Feathers – birds’ coat


Feathers cover a bird’s body and no other animals have them. According to many scientists, birds developed from reptiles millions of years ago. So, reptiles’ scales became feathers. Tiny hooks hold together the feathers on a bird’s body. At least once a year birds are molting. Feathers are very important to survival. Different kinds of feathers have different purposes. Straight, stiff feathers give birds their ability to fly. Tail feathers help with steering, balance, and braking. Small, fluffy feathers, keep a bird’s body from getting too cold or too hot, and its skin from getting wet.
People in many cultures decorate hats, clothing, and jewelry with colorful feathers. Feathers are also good filling for clothing and pillows for softness and warmth.
The owl’s feathers are designed in such a way that their flight is noiseless. This allows birds to hunt in the dark.
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Watermelon – largest berry

Watermelon – largest berry

Watermelon – largest berry


Watermelon is an annual herbaceous plant of the family Cucurbitaceae. Its fruit is the largest berry. It can be spherical, oval, flattened or cylindrical. The rind is from white and yellow to dark green with a pattern in the form of bands and spots. Its flesh can be pink, red, white and yellow.
The native land of watermelon is South Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Cape Province, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-Western Province, North Cape). The cultural and wild watermelons originate from a common ancestor – perhaps Citrullus ecirrhosus, which grows in the Kalahari Desert and is an important source of water for Bushmen.
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Grape – Fruit of the Vine

Grape - Fruit of the Vine

Grape – Fruit of the Vine


The grape plant is a woody vine, which may reach a length of 17 meters or more. Grapes come in many colors – green, yellow, red, purple, or black. Leaves are large and rounded with tooth-shaped edges. Flowers are small and green and appear in clusters. There are about 60 different grape plants, as well as thousands of varieties.
Some grapes are eaten fresh while others are dried out to make raisins. But most are squeezed for their juice.
Grapes refers to the most ancient cultivated plants. Numerous archaeological finds indicate that grape growing and winemaking were known 7,000-5,000 years ago in the states of the ancient East – Egypt, Assyria, Babylon.
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Bacteria – tiny living things

Bacteria – tiny living things

Bacteria – tiny living things


Bacteria are small unicellular living things, that can be found everywhere. Most bacteria can be seen only with a microscope. Only viruses are smaller. There are many species of bacteria, some of them can live in extreme environments.
Bacteria take in food and send out waste through their cell walls. Most bacteria reproduce by dividing down the middle to form two separate cells. Billions of bacteria may form from a single bacterium in only 24 hours.
For breathing most bacteria need air and are called aerobic. But there are bacteria that live without air, anaerobic, and the oxygen in the air is poison for them. They feed on organic substances.
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Avocado – interesting fruit

Avocado – interesting fruit

Avocado – interesting fruit


Many people think that avocados are vegetables, but they are fruits. An avocado is a berry with one large seed in the center. There are more than 1,000 varieties of avocado. The name “avocado” was given to this fruit by the Spaniards, the first Europeans to try it.
Avocado trees grow wild in Mexico and in Central and South America. Today farmers grow avocados in many places with mild winters and plenty of sun.
Avocado trees can grow up to about 20 meters tall. Its broad leaves stay green all year. The fruits vary widely in size and are round or pear shaped.
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