Friday, October 28, 2011

How the Potato Changed the World

One of the greatest effects of the reconnection of the Americas to the known world (the Columbian Exchange), "...the potato’s arrival in northern Europe spelled an end to famine there...The potato, in other words, fueled the rise of the West."

"Equally important, the European and North American adoption of the potato set the template for modern agriculture... brought the world’s first intensive fertilizer... the first artificial pesticide...and set off a political argument about the food supply that grows more intense by the day."

Friday, October 21, 2011


Water has been found on another solar system in our galaxy. The star is 175 light years away, (That's relatively close.) But since it is about 1/1000th as old as our sun, I guess we won't be living there anytime soon.

Pro-D Collaboration

Here is Shelley B's link to useful educational websites.

She has a curriculum bar on the side.

If you get a good link, send it to Shelley. Categorize as well as possible.


Have I created an archive?

here is seven


number six


number 5


it's number 4


Let's try editing

Here is a post prior to editing. Yup editing is possible, if frowned upon. Let's see if I can delete post #3.

Testing Blogger

Here is a blog posting. What does it look like? How worthwhile?