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Chameleons – colorful lizards

Chameleons – colorful lizards

Chameleons – colorful lizards

Chameleons are lizards, well- known for being able to change the color of their skin. The word chameleon in Greek means “earth lion”.
There are over 80 different kinds of chameleon. They live in Africa, western Asia and southern Europe. Different species of chameleon are of different sizes – from about 4 centimeters to 60 centimeters long. The Parson’s chameleon, from Madagascar, is one of the largest of its family.
Chameleons live in trees, where they usually eat insects. They catch their prey with the help of their long and slender tongue. Very large chameleons may even catch birds.
Most chameleons are green, yellow, or brown colored. However, these animals are famous for their ability to rapidly change the color. Many people believe that chameleons can make their color change to match their surroundings. The color change is a form of camouflage.
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Autumn is gorgeous

Autumn is gorgeous

Autumn is gorgeous

Autumn is a rainy season, the sky is covered with grey clouds and the weather is mostly dull, but sometimes there is a spell of sunny weather in September, which we call Indian Summer. Autumn is the harvest season. People are busy on the fields. Apples, pears and grapes get ripe in September and October.
The forest is very colorful in autumn. The ground is covered with autumn leaves. Red and yellow loaves fall on to the water. Gradually the days become shorter and shorter. The air becomes colder. The sun seldom shines. Thick mists rise from bodies of water.
Autumn starts at the autumnal equinox situated halfway between the summer solstice, the start or summer and the winter solstice, the start of winter. The period from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice has been designated the season of autumn.
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Summer is amazing

Summer is amazing

Summer is amazing

Summer time is holiday time. Most people like to lie in the sun and bathe in the sea. The beaches are always crowded in summer. By the end of June the days become considerably warmer. But the weather is not always fair and sunny in summer. Sometimes the wind blows up. Suddenly black clouds cover the sky, it becomes hot and stuffy. A thunderstorm begins. Gusts of wind stir the trees. It lightens and it thunders. But after the rain everything looks fresh and lovely again. The sun shines brightly and sparkles on the water.
Each of the four seasons has a precise beginning astronomically. Summer begins at the summer solstice located halfway between the spring equinox, the start of spring, and the autumnal equinox, the start of fall. The time span needed by the sun to cover the 90° section from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox is termed the season of summer.
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Winter is beautiful

Winter is beautiful

Winter is beautiful

Winter is the season of snowstorms and ice. The sky is grey and covered with low clouds, snowflakes fall from the sky. In winter the sun shines rarely, its rays are pale, it sets early and rises late. The winter days are short and the nights are long. Sometimes the wind blows and snowstorm begins. The rivers and lakes are frozen and covered with ice, it is very cold, the air is frosty and trees are covered with hoarfrost.
There is a wonderful holiday – New Year.
Like the other three seasons, winter has an exact astronomical beginning. Whereas spring and autumn commence at the spring and autumnal equinoxes respectively, winter and summer begin at their respective solstices. The winter solstice is situated midway between the autumnal equinox, the start of autumn, and the spring equinox, the start of spring. The amount of time the sun requires to traverse the 90° section from the winter solstice to the spring equinox is known as the season of winter.
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Plants – Record Holders

Arcbidopsis

Arcbidopsis


Plants can not only decorate our lives, but also establish true world records!
– The first plant to flower in the zero gravity of space is called Arcbidopsis. It was grown on board Russia’s Salute-7 space station in 1982.
– The longest carrot recorded in 1966 was 5.14 meters.
– In 1986, a Dutch gardener grew a sunflower with a total height of 7.76 meters.
– The largest forest in the world is the Russian taiga. It covers a total area of 1.1 billion hectares.
– It is believed that the most photographed tree is the famous baobab. To explain its monstrous appearance, African people say that the devil planted this tree upside down.
– The world’s most massive living tree is ‘General Sherman,’ the giant sequoia growing in the Sequoia National Park, California, USA, It stands 83.82 meters tall.
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What makes the weather?

What makes the weather?

What makes the weather?


Weather is simply what the air or atmosphere is like at any time. Weather may be any combination of different amounts of heat, moisture, and motion in the air. And it changes from hour to hour, day to day, season to season, and even from year to year.
Heat causes the winds as well as different way in which water vapour appears in the atmosphere.
Humidity, the amount of water vapour in the air, combined with the temperature, causes many weather conditions. Clouds are a kind of weather condition, and they are formed when water vapour condenses high above the ground. When the cloud droplets grow larger and become too heavy to be held up by the air currents, they fall to the ground and we have the weather known as rain. If the raindrops fall through a layer of air which is below freezing, the drops freeze and our weather is snow.
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Why do we have different seasons?

Why do we have different seasons?

Why do we have different seasons?


Since earliest times, man has been curious about the changing of the seasons. There are a lot of questions. Why is it warm in summer and cold in winter? Why do the days gradually grow longer in the spring? Why are the nights so long in winter?
In ancient times people thought that Gods were changing the weather and the seasons.
As we know now the earth revolves around the sun, and at the same time it revolves on its own axis. The axis of the earth isn’t at right angles to the path of the earth around the sun. The reason for this is a combination of forces: the pull of the sun, the pull of the moon, and the spinning action of the earth itself. The earth goes around the sun in a tilted position. It keeps that same position all year, so that the earth’s axis always points in the same direction, toward the North Star.
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