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Posted: September 12, 2012

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Posted: September 12, 2012

Page 15 Questions 5-13

Posted: September 10, 2012

Unit One: Words to know- square number perfect square square root leg hypotenuse Pythagorean Theorem Pythagorean Triple

Posted: October 28, 2011

Chapter 8/9 1)What were Mr. Cullwick’s demands? 2) What were the implications made  about Mr. Cullwick’s reading the Bible? 3) Why did Skye feel odd as she headed toward town? 4)  What happened to Mary and how did this make Skye feel? 5) How would you describe the people waiting on the dock? 6) Who did Skye see on the dock? 7) What was Emily’s story? How did it make Skye feel? 8) What were some of the things that people did to survive the night and the days after?

Posted: October 25, 2011

Write a descriptive paragraph about Mr. Cullwick. Be sure to include any physical description and any description of his personality. To do a good job you need to include examples from the book.

Posted: October 24, 2011

  Alliteration                          Definition: Alliteration is a literary device where in words in quick succession of one another begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. Alliterations are also created when the words all begin with the same letter. Alliterations are used to add character to the writing and often add an element of ‘fun’ to the piece/ prose. Example: The Wicked Witch of the West went her own way. (The ‘W’ sound is highlighted and repeated throughout the sentence.)

Posted: October 19, 2011

Meeting basic needs in Space. All missions require living in hostile environment of space. Therefore certain basic needs have to be fulfilled to provide astronauts with environment similar to that of earth.These include:•  Breathing - Space is a vacuum and there is no air out there. For the survival of human beings a suitable composition of air is required. A continuous supply of oxygen is essential for respiration. A manned spacecraft uses a gas, which is a combination of oxygen and nitrogen. This gas is circulated with the help of fans in the cabin. •  Pressure - human body must be enveloped by appropriate pressure .The lack of pressure causes changes in the cardiovascular system, the musclo-skeletal system and the nervous system. To accomplish this problem airtight enclosures or capsules where appropriate pressure can be artificially maintained must always surround the astronauts.•  Temperature control - the temperature of outer space varies drastically. Therefore the space vehicle is equipped with a temperature control system to maintain the temperature. The functions carried out by the system are:•  Distribute the heat evenly•  Get rid of the excess heatThe temperature aboard the spacecraft is maintained by active methods and passive methods.•  Active method involves the circulation of fluid to remove heat•  Passive methods use insulating materials and electrical heaters•  Eating and drinking - the food given to astronauts must be nutritious, easy to prepare and should not be perishable. Modern spacecrafts are equipped with facilities for heating frozen foods. Food comes in several forms (dehydrated, low moisture, heat-stabilized, irradiated, natural and fresh). The orbiter has a galley-style kitchen module, which is equipped with the following:Food storage compartmentsFood warmersA food preparation area with warm and cold water outletsMetal trays so the food packages and utensils do not float awayWater is an essential requirement. Water is made from liquid oxygen and hydrogen      In the space shuttle's fuel cells. The fuel cells can make 25 lb (11 kg) of water per hour. The water from the fuel cells passes through a hydrogen separator to eliminate any trapped hydrogen gas. Excess hydrogen gas is dumped overboard. The water is then stored in four water storage tanks. On a long mission water must be recycled and reused. Dehumidifiers are used to extract moisture from the exhaled air. The recycled water is mostly used for washing purposes.•  Eliminating body wastes - due to the micro gravity, collection and disposal of wastes poses a huge problem. A device resembling toilet seat is used for the collection of wastes. Airflow provides suction for collection of wastes under the toilet seat. On small aircrafts funnels are used for collection of liquid wastes and plastic bags are used for solid wastes. While working in space special equipments are worn for collection of wastes. 

Posted: October 19, 2011

Three Million acres… Chapter 6/7: 1)  Identify some phrases that were graphic from the chapters. 2)  Explain what happened when a survivor questioned how the minister could be Praying? What had happened to the minister? 3)  What options did the people have for food after the fire? 4)  How did the people in Chatham survive the night of flame? 5)  What happened to the animals in Chatham following the fire? 6)  Describe the plan for families that were taken to Chatham from the Newcastle side? 7)  What was the lady like that skye’s family had to stay with?

Posted: April 26, 2011

Wellness LogAmount of sleep.Amount of activity.Meals- diet Number of meals Number of Soft drinksEnergy drinks, sports drinks. fast foodPastime-

Posted: October 1, 2010

Homework for Monday Oct 4th.. Space cover page. Paragraph about what it would be like to get ready for school, in outer space..

Posted: October 14, 2009

The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, The stronger your voice. When speaking your mind or making your choice,