Popsicles

Popsicles are easy to make. Photo: Nila Gopaul

Popsicles are easy to make.
Photo: Nila Gopaul

Level 2

In 1905, Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle.
He was 11 years old.
His friends loved them.
He called the treat “Epsicle”.
Later, in 1923, his own children named
the treat “pop’s ‘sicle”.
Pop means father.

Today, two billion popsicles
are sold every year.

Did you know?
Cherry is the No. 1 Popsicle flavour.

To make your Popsicles,
you will need:

Ingredients Photo:  Nila Gopaul

Ingredients
Photo: Nila Gopaul

• 1 cup of fruit juice
• 2 cups of fruit (mango, strawberries, kiwi or your favorite fruit)
• Ice cube tray or plastic cups
• Tinfoil and toothpicks

What to do:

Step 1 Photo:  Nila Gopaul

Step 1
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• Dice the fruit.
• Put it in a food processor or a blender.

Step 2 Photo:  Nila Gopaul

Step 2
Photo: Nila Gopaul

• Add juice slowly.
• Mix until smooth.

Step 3 Photo:  Nila Gopaul

Step 3
Photo: Nila Gopaul

• Pour mixture into a tray or a cup.

Step 4 Photo:  Nila Gopaul

Step 4
Photo: Nila Gopaul

• Cover with foil.
• Push toothpicks through foil into each popsicle.
• Freeze overnight. Remove foil. Enjoy your popsicles!

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You can text 911 for help

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The deaf and speech impaired can now text for help.
(Photo: Jens Schott Kunudson / CC, FLICKR)

Adapted from The Province
Written by Patty Bossort
Level 3

Are you deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired?
Now you can text for help.
The new service is called T911.
You can text police, ambulance and fire emergency services for help.
The service is available in:

•  Southwestern BC
•  Metro Vancouver
•  Squamish
•  Whistler
•  Pemberton
•  the Sunshine Coast

British Columbia is the first province to offer the T911 service.
The service started in March 2014.

Read the PDF and do the exercise

Continue reading

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Friday flashback: LADEE has a crash

LADEE  is launched from from Wallops Island, Virginia.  PHOTO - STATELESSPERSON/CC, FLICKR

LADEE is launched from from Wallops Island, Virginia.
PHOTO – STATELESSPERSON/CC, FLICKR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In November, we posted a story about LADEE.

The story is called “NASA sends LADEE to the moon.”

LADEE was a small spacecraft. It was built by NASA.

In April, LADEE crashed into the moon.

The crash was expected. LADEE had no more fuel.

LADEE was travelling very fast (5,800 km/h) when it hit the moon.

Scientists at NASA don’t know what happened to LADEE.

They will need to do more research.

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