Multiplying by 8
Count by 8 with me: 8 – 16 – 24 – 32 – 40 – 48 – 56 – 64 – 72 – 80. Now, here is the multiplication:
8 = 8 x 1
16 = 8 x 2 = 8 + 8
24 = 8 x 3 = 16 + 8
32 = 8 x 4 = 24 + 8
40 = 8 x 5 = 32 + 8
48 = 8 x 6 = 40 + 8
56 = 8 x 7 = 48 + 8
64 = 8 x 8 = 56 + 8
72 = 8 x 9 = 64 + 8
80 = 8 x 10 = 72 + 8
And here is your multiplication table:
Time to practice:
Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun. It already has 63 moons, but that number has been increasing. I wonder why? It’s humongous! It’s the biggest planet in the Solar System with mass 318 times that of Earth. It takes Jupiter 11.9 Earth years to make a full circle around the Sun. That’s really slow? Or, actually, it’s not moving all that slow, it’s just really far away from the Sun, so it takes forever to cover that distance. On the other hand, it spins rather fast – it takes it only 9.8 hours to spin ones. That’s one short day!
Jupiter is not a terrestrial planet, like the former four. It’s a gas giant made up of hydrogen and helium. That means there is no surface you could walk on! It’s hard to imagine a ball gas having a weather, but Jupiter does have very strong storms. One of them, called The Great Red Spot, has been going on for hundreds of years now. Now that’s quite a storm! The energy for the storms comes from the nuclear fusion of gases in it, much like what happens on the Sun.
Jupiter’s moons are fascinating! Four of them were discovered by Galileo centuries ago and now they are called Galilean Moons. One of them, called Ganymede, is larger than Mercury. Europa, on the other hand, has salt water (much like what you can find in Earth’s oceans) underneath ice. Scientists think that there may be some sort of life on Europa.
Social Science 👩🎓
Rome – religion
When Roman Republic started, the Romans believed in many gods. Their religion was a lot like that of Ancient Greeks. They even had 12 most important gods, which were their versions of the Olympians:
- Jupiter – Greeks called him Zeus
- Juno – which is Hera
- Mars – Roman version of Ares
- Mercury – who was a lot like Hermes
- Neptune – like Poseidon, the god of the seas
- Venus – Roman version of Aphrodite
- Apollo – he actually managed to keep his name! He was also the favorite of Roman emperors
- Diana – a lot like Artemis
- Minerva – goddess of wisdom, although she was not as important as her Greek version, Athena
- Ceres – goddess of agriculture, so Greek Demeter (did you know that word cereal came from her name?)
- Vulcan – I think you can guess by now who was he in Greek mythology. Yes, it was Hephaestus!
- Bacchus – Roman version of Greek Dionysus
A very important story to Rome was a myth about brothers Remus and Romulus. According to the story, they were raised by a wolf. When they grew up, they created a city. Romulus killed his brother and took over the city. The city was named after him and he created the Roman legion (their military) and the senate.
The Romans didn’t like Christians in the beginning. They used to kill and torture them. However, it changed when Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and made it official religion of Rome.
Cockroaches don’t have red blood. It’s colorless.
Word of the Day ❗
Delicate – developed with extreme subtlety.
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