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ivan seeds

Ivan seeds

This is a sweet story about a young owl who needs to be creative to come up with ideas to earn more “silver seeds” so he can buy a telescope. The story starts with Mom and Dad giving each of their young owls 10 silver seeds. Ivan desperately wants a telescope while his older brother, Ryan dreams of goodies at the local bake and sweets shop. Ivan soon discovers that a telescope costs 100 silver seeds. Dad helps Ivan brainstorm ideas to earn more money. He needs two ideas to earn enough, but Ivan can soon buy his telescope. (Ryan, seeing Ivan with his hard-won prize, thinks he may want to desire more than just sweets!) The last page shows the night sky through Ivan’s telescope. The illustrations in this book are bright, colorful, and detailed. I think the book sends a good message about money; sometimes, you have to wait to earn enough to get what you truly want. There is no money tree, unfortunately!

This is a sweet story about a young owl who needs to be creative to come up with ideas to earn more “silver seeds” so he can buy a telescope. The story starts with Mom and Dad giving each of their young owls 10 silver seeds. Ivan desperately wants a telescope while his older brother, Ryan dreams of goodies at the local bake and sweets shop. Ivan soon discovers that a telescope costs 100 silver seeds. Dad helps Ivan brainstorm ideas to earn more money Good Things Come to Those Who Earn and Wait.

I received a free copy of this children’s book, but that did not affect my review.

Ivan seeds

Images from top to bottom: explanatory graph; exhibition Moon Gallery – European Space Agency, Space Expo, Noordwijk NL; solo exhibition Atmospheric Trilogy – Symbiotic Machines for Space Exploration, Bozar, Brussels BE.

The e-SEED is a seed that uses electrical energy to stimulate its growth. The electrical energy is provided by synthetic photosynthesis. The e-SEED is a tiny timelapse in the photosynthesis evolution: from the robust first blue-green bacteria that created the early oxygenic atmosphere on Earth to a complex high plant in the form of a seed. Encapsulated into a bio-solar cell boosting its development, the seed brings hope on lifeless grounds.

e-SEED was developed in collaboration with scientists Vincent Friebe, Sandrine D’Haene and Raoul Frese from the Biophysics department – VU Amsterdam. , intership student Emiel Gilijamse.