Alice is a variation of the name Adelaide, which means noble kind.
Brass is a metal alloy made from copper and zinc. When it is polished, it is shiny and gold. It is cheap and is used in many places, for making musical instruments like bells and trumpets, for making buttons and zips, and for making shiny door handles.
Canvas is a kind of heavy, plain woven fabric, usually made from cotton or linen. It is used to make sails, tents and other items that need to be made from strong fabric. Artists like to stretch some canvas over a frame and use it to paint on. A piece of canvas prepared like this is also called a canvas, like the one in the picture.
Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. It has a population of around 6.5 million.
Christmas is a celebration held on the 25th of December to mark the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is typically celebrated by getting together with your family to share a meal and give gifts.
A compass is a small device with a needle in the middle that always points north. They work because the needle is a small magnet and the Earth is a big magnet, and the needle always tries to line up with the magnetic field of the Earth.
Dallas is a city in the state of Texas in the United States of America. It has a population of around 6.3 million.
Gas is a state that substances can be in. Other states substances can be in are liquid and solid. The air around you is a mix of gases, and when you boil water the bubbles are the water itself turning from a liquid into a gas. Helium balloons are filled with another gas that most people are familiar with - helium is lighter than air so helium balloons rise up.