Alchemy's history: Alchemy part 3

We don't have a lot of information about the history of Alchemy all around the world, but we do have sources on alchemy in Europe and China. Along with these two, Egyptians and Jews, were known for different things. The Egyptians possessed the “power of gold” and the Jewish held the “sacred craft”.

Alchemy in China Alchemy in China started around the second century B.C. Chinese alchemy revolved mainly around immortality. The Chinese alchemists had an ingredient called cinnabar which was a blood red rock used in their potions. To make the cinnabar, alchemists would combine silver and mercury. After creating an elixir of life, alchemists would give it to the emperor, but most likely instead of infinite life, the potion gave the emperor death. If this happened, the alchemist would die from failing. 
Alchemy in Europe Alchemy in Europe started with the Arabians who shared it with them. Awhile later, monks decided to try it. The Romans believed that perfect diamonds gave you strength and…

Alchemy's Inspiration: Alchemy Part Two

Alchemy is based on the Greek elements, fire, water, air and earth. Alchemy also comes from the theory that everything can be reduced to one type of substance, bringing the idea that if you could achieve this, you could turn it into gold. This belief still exists today, but instead of one substance, it's 118 substances that we know as the elements. If alchemists achieved what they thought was the starting substance, they would try to mimic nature with burning and stirring, alchemists would use a similar technique for taking less valuable metals and turning them into gold.

Alquimia es basado en los elementos griego que son fuego, agua, aire y tierra. Alquimia también viene de la teoría de que todas las sustancias pueden ser convertidos en un sustancia, trayendo la idea que si puedes hacer ese substancia, puedes convertir ese substancia en oro. Esta creencia también está presente hoy, pero en vez de una substancia, es 118 substancias que conocemos cómo los elementos. Si las alquimi…

The Thirteen Colonies/ Los Trece Colonias

The Thirteen Colonies  Text: Tiger Lilly Information: Brainpop and the book Los Trece Colonias by Kate Connell Image: Britannica Encyclopedia online edition
    The 13 colonies were the first major settlements in North America in the 1600’s and 1700’s. They were: Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. People from Spain, France, and the Netherlands started coming to the “New World” in the 1500’s seeking wealth or escaping persecution. They came by boat and settled on the east coast because it was closer to Europe. The first permanent colony was an English colony called Jamestown. It was settled in 1607 and is now Virginia. Then in 1620, the settlement Plymouth was established and is now Massachusetts. France had control over Canada and the Midwest of the United States. But when the English along with the Native Americans won the French and Indian war (1754 - 176…

What do Dreams Really Mean?

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Do dreams really mean anything in specific? Not really, but here are 5 common dream symbols that scientists think have specific meanings.
¿Los sueños realmente significan algo específico? No necesariamente, pero aquí son 5 símbolos comunes de tus sueños que los científicos piensan que tienen significanzas especificas. 
1. Falling:
1. Cayendo
Falling in a dream can represent that you are worried about a current situation in your life, and you might be trying to let go of that specific situation. 
Cayendo en un sueño puede representar que estas preocupado con una situación ocurriendo en tu vida, y tal vez estás tratando de dejar ir  a esa situación específica.

2. Being late:
2. Siendo tarde
This might mean that you are worried about a new turn your life is taking, whether it be moving to a new country or going to middle school. 
Esto puede significar que estás preocupado con un nuevo camino en tu vida, tal vez que sea moviendo a un nueve país o yendo a la escuela secundar…

The Bible Versus other Theories (part one)

Lots of people believe in theories that are backed up by science, but even the very popular theories have their problems like the Big Bang theory.    I bet you guys have heard of Darwin's theory of evolution, but if you didn't, it pretty much says that we came from monkeys. One problem is that if you take away and add different cells, like evolution says, lets just say that you wouldn't be reading this right now. I couldn't really find that much of proof that evolution is fake, but it needs to have billions of years to work. If the world was millions of years old, the magnetic field would get too strong ,if that happened everything on earth would be dead. Scientists have found oxygen in rocks and these rocks would slowly be releasing oxygen to the air and after millions of years would of been losing air and there would be no more oxygen in the rocks. The scientists found Dinosaur tissue and cells in a Tyrannosaurus Rex. They said that those fossils dated back to 70 mill…

Introduction to Alchemy: Alchemy Part One

Alchemy is the form of turning something of less value into something of more wealth. For example turning lead into silver or copper into gold. Alchemy also is the art of discovering cures to diseases and immortality. Alchemists look to the stars, like astronomists, but as astronomy focuses on the relationship of the stars to man, alchemy focuses on the relationship of the stars to terrestrial life.
Techniques of Alchemy Three of the most important things a alchemist could have are mercury, sulfur, and heat. Alchemists mix the mercury with other minerals and elements to create an amalgam. They then take it and mix the amalgam with sulfur to create a certain color metal.

Alquimia es la forma de tener algo de menor valor y convertir en una cosa de más valor. Por ejemplo, convertir plomo a plata o convertir cobre a oro. También, alquimia es la arte de descubriendo curas para enfermedades y descubriendo vida enterna. Alquimistas también miran  a las estrellas, pero en vez de enfocar en la r…

Dreams and Lucid dreaming

Dreams and lucid dreams
Sueños y sueños lúcidos
Although we've all had dreams, many of us don't know what they really are, where they come from, and what they mean. This article is the first of 3 articles about dreams. Read on to find out what dreams really are.
Aunque todos hemos tenido sueños, mucho de nosotros no sabemos lo que que realmente son, de dónde vienen, y qué significan. Este artículo es el primero de 4 artículos sobre los sueños. Sigue leyendo para saber lo que los sueños realmente son.
What even are dreams?
Dreams are stories and images that your brain creates while you sleep, which you probably already knew. The most vivid, or real-seeming dreams, occur during REM sleep, which stands for rapid eye movement. This is when the brain is most active. There is no way of telling exactly what you are going to dream, whether it be walking along in a field with unicorns, kittens, and butterflies, or getting chased by a grizzly bear. There is almost no guarantee of what you en…


What are Macromolecules?
Macromolecules are large molecules (which are the smallest unit of something). For example a water molecule is the smallest substance that is still water.  The four main macromolecules in a cell (the cell needs them to keep functioning properly and keep it alive) are Nucleic acids, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids. In these parts we will be covering the components of macromolecules and answering questions. Macromolecules are made when elements join together to make a macromolecules.
What are Proteins?
Proteins are a nutrients found in food. Proteins build, maintain, and replace tissue. Tissue is a family of cells that live very close together, and work hard to do the same job in your body. Your muscles, organs, and your immune system are made mostly up of proteins. The best sources of proteins are beef, poultry, fish,eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils.

Qué son las macromoléculas?
Las macromoléculas son moléc…

Christopher Columbus/ Cristóbal Colón

Christopher Columbus Text by: Tiger Lily Photo from: Britannica Image quest Information from: Brain Pop
    Christopher Columbus is most commonly known as the man who discovered the “New world” (the Americas) even though the Vikings had arrived in Canada nearly 500 years earlier. Columbus was born in 1436 in Genoa which is now part of Italy. Columbus worked for many trading companies across Europe and made a good living. Eventually Columbus and his brother, a map maker named Bartolomeo came up with an idea to become even more wealthy. They thought that sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to the west would get them to Asia faster. The only two known routes were either traveling across land or sailing around Africa which as you can imagine took a really long time. The problem with Columbus’s plan was that he thought that the world was a lot smaller than it actually is. Columbus eventually convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to fund the voyage. The agreement was that he would …