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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: October 19, 2011

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Posted: May 10, 2011

Short Story Assignment   Write an original short story about one of the topics below: Choice #1:  Write a short story about revenge perhaps in the genre of mystery. Choice #2:  Write a short story about overcoming adversity perhaps in the genre of adventure. Choice #3:  Write a short story about ambitions perhaps in the genre of adventure. Choice #4:  Write a short story about determination perhaps in the genre of science fiction or fantasy. Choice #5:  Write a short story about an unexpected event perhaps in the genre of romance.   Stage #1:         Begin by preparing a list of brainstorming/prewriting ideas.  Make decisions about which ideas you will and will not use in your short story. Stage #2:         Organize your ideas into categories.   Stage #3:         Write your hand-written, double-spaced draft copy, including each of the following:  description, narration, and dialogue.                         Keep in mind a well written story often contains figures of speech, flashbacks, stereotypes, comic relief, symbolism, foreshadowing, and/or subplots.                         Remember to use the proper conventions of writing.   Stage #4:         Meet with two separate classmates to edit your short story together.  Please ask me questions about your writing that neither of you are able to answer.                         Make changes to your work in your own writing in a different colour of pen or pencil.                         Have both of your student editors initial your work after it has been proofread.   Stage #5:         Think of an appropriate title for your short story.   Stage #6:         Prepare your final, typed copy:  two to three pages in length when formatted in Times New Roman and 12 point font.                         Your title will appear on the top of your first page followed by your name, class, and date.  A title page is not needed.   Outline Sheet Name:____________________ Class:____________________ Date:_____________________   1.  INRODUCTION Protagonist’s name:_____________________________ Three Character Traits:___________________________                                     ____________________________                                     ____________________________   Antagonist(s)’s name(s):__________________________     ________________________ Three Character Traits:___________________________      ________________________                                     ____________________________    ________________________                                     ____________________________    ________________________   Setting (time and place):____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Emotional setting/Atmosphere of  story (details such a lighting, weather, and expression): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   2.  INITIAL INCIDENT Statement of Conflict:______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________   3.  RISING ACTION Episode #1 leading to the Climax:____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Episode #2 leading to the Climax:____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Episode #3 leading to the Climax:____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   4.  CLIMAX Highest point of action in short story:__________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   5.  FALLING ACTION Tie up lose ends:__________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   6.  CONCLUSION End your short story:_______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Feeling left with reader at the conclusion of story (Mood):_________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Point of View:____________________________________________________________ Theme(s):_______________________________________________________________ Tone, or attitude of a writer towards your subject:________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
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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-
Define the following words. execute –   ration-   staple-   deport-   evade-   resistance-   surrender-   ghetto-   ridicule-   sabotage-   neutrality -   invade-
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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,



Questions for chapter 6-7
Number The Stars Test Monday March 21st