Ola from Brazil!
- 100% Energy dependent and one of the leading producers of hydroelectric power (makes sense with that big river)
Project 1: The Brazilian FlagThe flag of Brazil is pretty cool. On the surface it looks like a normal flag, but it is an astronomy lesson, a history lesson and a geometry lesson, if you really want to stretch it :) The flag is a green background with a yellow diamond on it. Inside the yellow diamond is a dark blue circle with stars and a banner - nothing special right? What I wouldn't ever have known without doing this blog, is that the stars on the blue circle are the constellations that were seen over Rio de Janiero on November 11th, 1889. That was the night that Emperor Dom Pedro II was deposed and the Republic of Brazil was declared. How cool is that? If you want to know the names of all the constellations you can find the info on www.kidscornerbrazil.org, along with other cool facts! The banner across the "sky" reads "Ordem E Progresso" which is Portuguese for Order and Progress. And progress we will - onto the project!
For the project you will need:
- Green, yellow, blue and white construction paper
- stars - here is where a star hole punch would be handy. I don't have one so we used 27 silver stickers