Did you know......America wasn't named after Columbus! It was named after Amerigo Verspucci. He discovered it first. This is what he looks like.
The three ships were the Santa Maria, the Pinta and the Nina. Here they are.
The Santa Maria was the leader of the ships. Christopher was the captain of this ship.
Can you think of anything else made from wood?
The sailors were scared to go on the journey for four reasons.
2. They thought there were sea monsters in the oceans.
3. They thought they would fall off the edge of the world because it was flat. We know that the Earth is a 3-D shape. It's a sphere.
4. They thought that if they went too close to the sun they would burn to ash.
Visit this website and play the fun games.
1. Help Columbus collect his supplies for his journey.
2. Test your knowledge with the quiz.
Click on the button....
Did you know.......
Back in Spain no one believed him.
Thanks to Columbus Native Americans were known as Indians.