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Science
March 28, 2009, 1:59 pm
Filed under: Science

Hi there!

There are pages at the side of this blog covering the topics taught throughout the three years at Clounagh. They have revision materials and links to useful websites.

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You can do online tests at Yacapaca, just click on the link below and type in the username and password you have been given by your teacher.

Are there any brainiacs out there in the ether that can solve this problem?

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Play the brainteasing Frog Game

 

Can you answer this riddle;

What covers the Earth like a blanket, floats above the clouds and helps prevent cancer?

 

Famous Scientist Project:

Poppy Kemp’s Famous Scientist Project

The top 10 greatest Science experiments of all time!

Science Fair Projects

The Mexican Swine Flu (Click on the picture) _45718941_swineflucleaner416ap

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Chemistry Welcome
March 11, 2009, 2:42 pm
Filed under: Chemistry
  • Howdy folks!

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A tidy laboratory means a lazy chemist
         Jöns Jacob Berzelius (Swedish chemist,1779-1848)

Famous Chemists:

Dmitri Mendeleev

Created the Periodic table of Elements

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Antoine Lavoisier

The french chemist who named Oxygen, Hydrogen and discovered many elements. He was beheaded during the French Revolution

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Joseph Priestly

Discovered Oxygen, but named it dephlogisticated air



Biology Welcome
March 11, 2009, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Biology

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This photo (called Deadlock) was the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the year (2008). It was taken at 3 a.m. in the Belize rain forest. The cat-eyed snake has attacked the Morelet’s tree frog, but failed to get it’s mouth around the frog, resulting in this deadlock. This photograph was taken by David Maitland.

Hello World!

“People are DNA’s way of making more DNA.”

Edward O. Wilson (1975)

Famous Scientists:

Edward Jenner

Discovered a vaccine for Smallpox

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Alexander Fleming

Discovered Penicillin, which led to the widespread use of antibiotics

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James Watson and Francis Crick

Discovered the structure of DNA (a double helix)

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Charles Darwin

Came up with the theory of evolution by natural selection

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Physics Welcome
March 11, 2009, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Physics

Hello World!

Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.

Edward Teller (Nuclear physicist) 

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The Eagle nebula is a cluster of young stars 7,000 light years from Earth. This image was captured by the Hubble telescope.

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The Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 250 mph, which it achieves from it’s streamlined shape.

Famous Scientists:

Isaac Newton

Wrote the laws of motion, named gravity and came up with the theory of the dispersion of white light in a prism.

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Ibn al-Haytham 

Proposed the theory of how we see using light

Copernicus
Said that the Sun was the centre of the solar system
James Clerk Maxwell
He developed the electromagnetic theory
Albert Einstein
Developed the general theory of relativity
Albert Einstein, 1921
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