Lesson 30 The compass affected China and Europe in different ways because of their cultures and beliefs. The Chinese used the compass for designing and placing buildings and even tombs. Chinese people believed in the Chi or universal life force. Finding due North would maximize your Chi. Their enemy even dug up graves to lower … Continue reading The compass and how it affected China and Europe
I use simple machines every day. These are two of them. One of them is a wheel and axle. I scooter a lot and the wheels on my scooter are the most important part. The wheel and axle rotate together and are both joined in the centre. The deck on my scooter is over 2 … Continue reading Simple Machines in my Life
Lesson 20 Why were the Christian monks able to help preserve and restore civilization after the Roman Empire collapsed? It is because the monks were committed to reading, writing and education and so they didn't experience a dark age like the Mycenaean Greeks. They preserved literacy, established schools and foundations for universities. Individually monks were … Continue reading History of Inventions 1
Lesson 15 Tools are made to make construction fast, the buildings stronger and to make the workers safe. One tool that is very important, and that is still used today is the crane. The crane makes it easier to move and lift objects. Cranes were made by the Greeks in 500 BC. They made it … Continue reading How new Building Tools Impact Architecture.
There are lots of military inventions that changed the outcome of the war. Like the warships that made it so people could battle on water and be able to take the land of someone else across the sea. Here are some more things that changed the outcome of the war. An early weapon is the … Continue reading Military Inventions that Shaped the Outcome of the War and Why.
Lesson 5 "How might holding a cyclical view of time (as opposed to a linear one where time has a beginning, a middle, and an end) make someone pessimistic about the future? Alternatively, explain how a person's worldview can help increase or decrease their capital." I don't believe that the view of linear or cyclical … Continue reading Cyclical and Linear Time