Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Family, Newfoundland and Bunsen Burners ~j

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Family

Why are families important? What do families provide that makes them better than living on our own?

I was going to make all kinds of emotional reasons for why family is important but a chat on Facebook with some friends right now is about traditions, in this particular case about Lent. It seems to me that family grounds us, gives us a place where we can feel like we belong to something more than ourselves. I think that may be why family is so important.

March 31, 1949 - Newfoundland joins Confederation as Canada's 10th province; oldest Dominion in the British Commonwealth joins 82 years after Confederation; Joey Smallwood first Premier, until 1972. Newfoundland (CBC Archives)

Bunsen Burner Day

When : Always March 31st
Bunsen Burner Day celebrates the birthday of its creator. German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen was born on March 31, 1811. And, you guessed it, von Bunsen created the Bunsen Burner.
If you are a high school student, you know all about the bunsen burner. If you work in a chemistry laboratory, chances are you use the burner in your job. If its been a while since high school chemistry class, the memory of the bunsen burner may have faded somewhat.
In case you memory has faded, the Bunsen Burner is a long, hollow tube. Gas and air are combined to create a hot flame. The burner is used in a wide range of scientific and laboratory projects.
Spend a few minutes today to appreciate the value of this important scientific tool. We will let you determine how many minutes to spend in reflection.

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