Fire Trucks are big vehicles, carrying heavy equipment and a whole crew of strong, brave firefighters! Did you know that an average Fire Truck has 550 horse power?! That’s like 550 horses all lined up, attached to a truck, running at the same time – that’s a lot! A typical family car, like the one your parents drive or the one you ride in on your way to school has the power of about 140 horses. How would you add even more power to a Fire Truck if you were to build one? Would you add extra engines, or maybe bigger wheels? Comment below with your ideas!
Arktiske dyr: Ullhåret mammut
Dyr: Mammut Levde i: Nord-Amerika, Russland, Europa, Asia Status: Utdødd Klasse: Prehistorisk Vekt: Like mye som 2,4 millioner 2 x 4 LEGO® klosser Høyde: 280 til 354 LEGO klosser høy Gøyale fakta * Undersøkelser av mammutbæsj viser at de elsket blomster som soleie og løvetann. * De store fettputene på mammutens rygg fungerte som en innebygd matpakke. De sørget for at mammuten hadde noe å tære på i kalde vintre når det var lite mat å finne. Hvem vil ha en mammut som kjæledyr? En av dine tipptipptipptippoldeforeldre (legg til mange flere «tipp-er» her) kan ha møtt en mammut. Men forskere har funnet ut at mennesker jaktet på mammuten i Nord-Amerika, sannsynligvis for kjøttets skyld, så det er ikke særlig sannsynlig at de hadde dem som kjæledyr. Har du en ullhåret mammut i bakhagen din? I 2012 fant 11 år gamle Yevgeny Salinder fra Russland levningene etter en 16 år gammel hannmammut som døde for omkring 30 000 år siden! Kanskje du burde sjekke hagen din, du også? (Men spør foreldrene dine om lov først ...)
Welcome to Mars!
Did you know that the first astronauts may travel to Mars sometime in the future? You or one of your friends could be on board, so it is important to learn everything possible about the red planet if you’re going to spend some time there! Here are 5 fun facts about life on Mars that will have you packing your bags in no time! • A year on Mars is almost twice as long as a year on Earth – 687 days. That’s a long time between birthdays! • Mars has a dusty environment that has unusual effects on the sky: in the daytime the sky has an orange color, and the sunrise and sunset are blue. • The average surface temperature on Mars is -81° F (-63° C.) Better bring your warmest pajamas and some hot cocoa! • Want to upload a selfie to social media back in Earth? You’ll need to be patient: it takes an average of 15 minutes for a message to reach Earth from Mars. • Feel like a road trip on Mars? Be sure to visit Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the universe. It stretches 16 miles (25 kilometers) into the Martian sky! Do you think one day people will go to Mars for vacations and to maybe even live? Would you like to be one of the first to go?
Blast Off with Fun Rocket Facts!
Did you know that the first rockets were invented about 800 years ago and were used for fireworks? Today, rockets are the vehicles that allow humans to explore outer space and may someday even take us as far away as Mars (let’s hope someone sends a post card!) Here are five fun facts about rockets that are out of this world: • The first rockets were used to launch fireworks in the 1200s. That’s about 800 years ago – that’s even before your grandparents were born! • Before sending humans to space, scientists sent dogs and monkeys (and they even wore spacesuits designed just for them!) Do you think they brought biscuits and bananas with them? • In April 1961, the first human used a giant rocket to journey into outer space. He circled the Earth for 108 minutes without getting dizzy! • It takes a rocket only 8 minutes to accelerate to a speed of 15,000 miles per hour / 24.000 kilometers per hour (but maybe longer if there is a space jam). • In order to burst through the gravity of Earth, a rocket must travel at speeds of 7 miles per second / 11 kilometers per second. That’s even faster than a cheetah, the fastest animal on Earth! It takes a very special, fearless person to explore the universe. Do you think you are brave enough to fly a rocket into space?