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Human Statistics

 

 
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ln their science class this week, Bill and Bob were learning about the human body.

 

Miss Pringle, their class teacher at the Rocky Bay Primary School, taught them all sorts of interesting facts. This is what they told me they had learnt…

 

There are 206 bones in the human body. The biggest is the thigh bone the smallest the stirrup bone in the middle ear (this is inside your head behind the ear you see on the outside of your head).

 

There are about 656 different muscles in the human body. lf you exercise them, they can get bigger and stronger.

 

The fastest muscles you have are the ones that blink your eyelids. You use about forty muscles to frown and fifteen to smile – so it is better to smile! smile1 (2)

 

About 70% of you is water; 80% of the brain is water. Saliva contains antiseptic that kills germ. That is probably why people suck their fingers when they cut them! smile1 (2) 

 

There is about 1.85 sq. m 20sq feet of skin on an average body. lt is the biggest organ you have.

 

People have about 120,000 hairs on their heads, but blondes have more than brunettes. Hair grows about .43mm in 24 hours. You lose about 30-60 hairs a day. Each hair lasts between 1 and 6 years before it falls out. After 3 or 4 months rest the hair root will produce a new hair.

 

Your heart pumps blood to every part of your body except your hair and nails.

 

When you eat your food it has a long journey through you. lt spends about 2-4 hours in your stomach. lt takes 15-25 hours to complete its journey. lt can be several days before the last of it finally disappears.

 

The healthier the food you eat, the more your body likes it.

 

You need all sorts of different kinds of foods with different kinds of nutrients to keep every part of your body healthy.

 

There is enough iron in the human body to make a nail!

 

lf you don’t like eating up all your vegetables at dinner time – did you know that some of them can be eaten raw?

 

Try carrots and peas raw and see if you like them better that way!

 

Do you ever eat dried apricots or raisins instead of sweets?

 

Did you know that nuts and dark chocolate contain iron?

 

Bill and Bob wanted to know why skulls never had noses or ears. Miss Pringle said that it is because noses and ears are not made out of bone but something softer called cartilage. Although it feels quite hard, it is a different material from bone, so is not really part of the skeleton.

 

Then they wanted to know why people have ear wax. She said that it was a bitter-tasting wax to protect your ears from insects who might want to crawl inside!

 

When you are teacher you have to be prepared for all kinds of questions!

 

 

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Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weekjokejoke

 

Bob: What do you call a boy with an encyclopaedia in his pants?

 

Bill: l don’t know. What do you call a boy with an encyclopaedia in his pants?

 

Bob: Smarty Pants!

 
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A human skeleton 

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A human brain 

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Bill, Bob and Henry were working on a project this week. They had to create some questions for their next Friday quiz afternoon in their class at the Rocky Bay Primary School.

Competition is very fierce and each team works hard to win! smile1 (2)

 
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These are the twenty questions that they came up with – can you answer them?

 
What do these idioms mean? 

  1. To have your head screwed on the right way
  2. To keep your nose clean
  3. To keep your chin up
  4. To put your shoulder to the wheel
  5. To have cold feet
  6. To have your head in the sand
  7. To give someone the cold shoulder
  8. To put your back into something
  9. To have something on the tip of your tongue
  10. To keep your head
  11. To stick your neck out
  12. To bite someone’s head off
  13. To put your foot in it
  14. To keep a straight face
  15. To pull someone’s leg
  16. To be down in the mouth
  17. To put someone’s nose out of joint
  18. To say something tongue in cheek
  19. To keep an eye out for
  20. To have cloth ears
  21. To be head over heels
  22. To be tongue-tied

 
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The answers are at the bottom of the page.

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If you have just taken up sewing and you are getting a sewing basket of equipment together, it is important to keep you needles in a safe place. You don’t want them to get loose and start pricking people!

 
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This little heart might be just perfect for the job.

 

NEWSDESK MINIMAKE

A CUPID’S ARROW NEEDLE CASE

 

It has four parts to it.

 
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First make a paper pattern.

Pin it to your felt and hold the edge tightly as you cut so that you get a nice crisp edge.

You can cut the four hearts out in white, red, different shades of pink, whatever colours you would like to use.

You could have more than four of course – or fewer.

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Then simply sew them together with a button in one corner.

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If you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, it might be easier to use that to cut out your paper patterns, rather than print out this page or even draw a heart free-hand.

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Have you ever imagined yourself as another animal?

The WWF has written to the Salty Sam News Desk because they would like you to know about their fund raising scheme Wear it Wild.

Would you like to dress up as a tiger? Or perhaps you see yourself more as a panda or maybe even a gorilla?

Check out this page for more details:-

 

http://www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/fundraising/wear_it_wild/

 

Have fun! 

 

 
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lf you would like to make a little handbag make-up bag or a pencil case as a present for someone, here is a really easy way to do it. 

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This is the pattern for the make up bag; you will need to make a longer bag if you want to make a pencil case. The nice thing about making your own is that it will be unique and you can make it to match other things that you have.

 

You will need a zip that is 18cm/7inches in length and a piece of fabric that is a 20cm/8inch by 26cm/10 inches (the fabric shouldn’t be too thin or too thick and washable is best).

 

  1. Tuck the shorter ends under by 1cm/½ inch and line the edges up against the edge of the teeth of the closed zip. Then pin and sew along the sides of the teeth to attach the fabric to the zip.
  2. Open the zip up a little way, turn the bag inside out and sew 1cm/½ inch seams down the sides (or use the ends of the metal part of the zip as a guide).
  3. Turn the bag the right way out and sew a few stitches at each end of the zip to strengthen and neaten the bag.

 

Using this method you can make bags of any size to keep sewing accessories, toys, USB sticks and other small items neatly together.

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FINGER          HEAD             ARM                FOOT             TOE

FACE               ELBOW           WRIST           LEG                 KNEE

 

54. Parts of the Body Wordsearch PDF

 

Answers next week…

 

Now try this strange thing…

 
Firstly, measure the distance between your elbow and your wrist… and then measure the length of your foot… what do you discover?

It is the same length!

 
(This is a good way of choosing sock sizes in a shop smile1 (2)!)

 
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Please note that the material on this blog is for personal use or for use in classrooms only.

It is a copyright infringement and, therefore, illegal under international law to sell items made with these patterns.

Use of the toys and projects on all of these blogs is at your own risk.

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Answers to the News Desk Quiz

 

  1. To be a sensible person
  2. To keep out of trouble
  3. To be brave
  4. To work hard
  5. To not want to go ahead and do something
  6. To run away from the truth
  7. To ignore someone
  8. To put a lot of physical effort into something
  9. To know that you know something but you just can’t remember it – usually a word
  10. To not panic
  11. To take a risk
  12. To snap at someone – to get angry with them
  13. To make an embarrassing mistake – to say the wrong thing
  14. To manage not to laugh
  15. To say something to somebody that is not true in order to have a joke or tease them
  16. To be sad
  17. To upset someone – possibly by getting something they wanted for themselves
  18. To say something you don’t mean – it might appear serious but it is meant to be a joke
  19. To watch out for something
  20. To be a bit deaf (people who worked in noisy spinning and weaving factories in the cloth industry went deaf after working with heavy machinery for a long time)
  21. To be in love
  22. To be unable to speak – probably because of nerves

 
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Bill and Bob like this moving man at the top of The Chandos pub near Trafalgar Square

He has got his shoulder to the wheel and is working hard smile1 (2)

 

 

 

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