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Winter Topic for ESL Kids Winter Topic for ESL Kids winter topic Learn and practise English vocabulary connected with the theme Winter: cold, icicles, mittens, skate, ski, sledge, snow, snowball, snowflake, snowman. The Winter Unit contains materials to introduce, practise and revise new vocabulary. You can work through the topic-unit in any order feeting your needs, but we recommend this way: 1. learn Study the picture dictionary first. 4. print out Have more fun with our printable materials.
Page in Japanese @In the classroom or at home ........ This is a cool little song to teach some body parts and get the kids into some more complex sentences, all with the magic of Christmas! Simply mime putting on each part as you sing the song. Recommended Game Use the Body Building game but with a snowman theme! Recommended Game 2: We need... Print out the special mini cards below. 1. Or use any of the Mini Card games with these cards. Or try this worksheet (the 2nd page of the pdf below), the kids roll the dice and colour in the correct part if they can say it! You can get this song on Genki English Vol. 10 For games to go with this song, see the Christmas Ideas page although of course it works just as well in January or February!. Flossy has also recorded this great video to go with the song: Copyright (C) 1999/2014 by Richard Graham Home Lessons Games Help Shop Phonics Learn Curriculum CD Owners Club Forum CD Order Workshops Schedule Blog About the site Kids Pages Newsletter Japan Jobs Let's build a Snowman Christmas Song Let's build a Snowman Christmas Song
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The natural sciences are the sciences that seek to elucidate the rules that govern the natural world through scientific methods, the cornerstone of which is measured by quantitative data. Based on formal sciences, they also attempt to provide mathematical (either deterministic or stochastic) models of natural processes. The term "natural science" is used to distinguish the subject from the social sciences, such as economics, psychology and sociology, which apply the scientific method to the study of human behavior and social patterns; the humanities, which use a critical or analytical approach to study the human condition; and the formal sciences such as mathematics and logic, which use an a priori, as opposed to empirical methodology to study formal systems. There are five branches of natural science: astronomy, biology, chemistry, the Earth sciences and physics. Criteria[edit] Branches of natural science[edit] Biology[edit] Chemistry[edit] Materials science[edit] Physics[edit] Natural science Natural science
Philosophy of science Philosophy of science is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions concern what counts as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth. While the relevant history of philosophy dates back at least to Aristotle, philosophy of science emerged as a distinct discipline only in the middle of the 20th century in the wake of logical positivism, a movement that aimed to formulate criteria to ensure all philosophical statements' meaningfulness and objectively assess them. Today, some thinkers seek to ground science in axiomatic assumptions such as the uniformity of nature. Introduction[edit] Defining science[edit] Karl Popper c. 1980s Distinguishing between science and non-science is referred to as the demarcation problem. Scientific explanation[edit] Philosophy of science
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The UN Is Aiding a Corporate Takeover of Drinking Water | Water The UN Is Aiding a Corporate Takeover of Drinking Water | Water July 3, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Early last month, pharmaceutical titan Merck became the latest multinational to pledge allegiance to the CEO Water Mandate, the United Nations' public-private initiative "designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices." But there's darker data beneath that sunny marketing: The CEO Water Mandate has been heavily hammered by the Sierra Club, the Polaris Institute and more for exerting undemocratic corporate control over water resources ( PDF) under the banner of the United Nations. Another major problem is that routinely compromised and controversial institutions like World Bank, International Monetary Fund and regional development banks in general are in control of the United Nations' biggest projects. That kind of illogical corporate performance would logically lead to less control, not more.
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Gadgets de sangue Se você comprou um celular ou um iPod de 1996 para cá, pode ter ajudado a financiar uma guerra civil. Desde essa data, o leste da República Democrática do Congo — região que abastece grandes empresas de eletrônicos com quatro minérios essenciais para o funcionamento de qualquer gadget — é tomado por grupos armados rebeldes. Essas milícias, envolvidas num dos piores conflitos da nossa época, se sustentam com dinheiro do contrabando desses minerais. Só em 2009, os grupos armados congoleses receberam US$ 185 milhões com a mineração ilegal, de acordo com estimativa da organização americana de direitos humanos Enough Project. “Os valores podem flutuar, mas certamente são suficientes para perpetuar a guerra, comprar armas e pagar soldados”, afirma Aaron Hall, analista de política da entidade. Os quatro minérios envolvidos no conflito são o tântalo, o tungstênio, o estanho e, em menores quantidades, o ouro. A ideia de convencer companhias a pressionarem os fornecedores já funcionou antes. Gadgets de sangue
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How to Clear a Stuffy Nose in 1 Minute How to Clear a Stuffy Nose in 1 Minute Over 85% of people can make their stuffy nose clear in less than 1 minute if their follow instructions correctly. This remedy was tested on more than 100,000 people. This simple breathing exercise of how to clear a stuffy nose or get rid of nasal congestion was developed by Russian doctors practicing the Buteyko breathing method.Buteyko Nose Clearing Exercise 1. Sit back, upright and relaxed on a dining room chair. 2. You have our permission to reprint this article via creative commons license if you attribute us with a live backlink to this article. - Organic Health
10 out-of-this-world places 10 out-of-this-world places The salt flats of Bolivia. (Photo: Laumerle / Rivers that run red. Blinding white landscapes. Cliffs that wave in swirls of orange. Salt Flats, Bolivia The name says it all. Today, 10 billion tons remain spread across around 4,000 square miles, where it cracks in naturally occurring hexagonal designs. The Chocolate Hills, The Philippines (Photo: Olga Khoroshunova / Local lore has it that the mounds on the Philippine island of Bohol were formed from the tears of a giant who fell in love with a local girl. Rio Tinto, Spain (Photo: Luis Estallo / Rio Tinto literally translates to Red River, and it is not a misnomer. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland (Photo: Dariophotography / Hike down along the coast at the northern end of Northern Ireland and you'll come across a scene that will leave you scratching your head: Hexagonal stones that stacked along the water like the world's largest Qbert set. Spotted Lake, British Columbia
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Did you know that a great source for natural dyes can be found right in your own back yard! Roots, nuts and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colors. Yellow, orange, blue, red, green, brown and grey are available. Go ahead, experiment! Gathering plant material for dyeing: Blossoms should be in full bloom, berries ripe and nuts mature. To make the dye solution: Chop plant material into small pieces and place in a pot. Getting the fabric ready for the dye bath: You will have to soak the fabric in a color fixative before the dye process. Color Fixatives: Salt Fixative (for berry dyes) 1/2 cup salt to 8 cups cold water Plant Fixatives (for plant dyes) 4 parts cold water to 1 part vinegar Add fabric to the fixative and simmer for an hour. Dye Bath: Place wet fabric in dye bath. Muslin, silk, cotton and wool work best for natural dyes and the lighter the fabric in color, the better. NOTE: It’s best to use an old large pot as your dye vessel. Shades of ORANGE Shades of BROWN Making Natural Dyes from Plants | Crafts Making Natural Dyes from Plants | Crafts
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Art & Algae: The Work of Anna Atkins | Full Stop Polysiphonia Affinis from Anna Atkins’ Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressiona “To my dearest father this attempt is affectionately inscribed” reads a touching dedication in the frontispiece of a rare book. The page is a cyanotype print of the most vibrant blue, and the lines of white hand-written words are those of early naturalist and photographer Anna Atkins. Several lifetimes older than myself, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions is thought to be the first book to feature photographic images. In 1841, William Harvey had published another first of its kind, A Manual of British Marine Algae. I first came to Atkins’ cyanotypes in preparation for Bloom, an exhibition at the Horniman Museum, a museum of anthropology and natural history in the south London suburb of Forest Hill. They appear fragile, but Horniman librarian Helen Williamson assures me of the cyanotypes’ hardiness. No two copies of British Algae are exactly alike. As historians such as Ann B. 1. Art & Algae: The Work of Anna Atkins | Full Stop
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March 18, 2016 by ArtPlantae Nature-printed fern by Henry Bradbury © private collection The Chelsea Physic Garden has announced the the upcoming release of The Nature-Printer: a tale of industrial espionage, ferns and roofing lead by Simon Prett & Pia Östlund, a limited edition book about a lost technique of nature printing first announced in Vienna in the 1850s. Prett and Östlund’s book was inspired by a book Pia Östlund discovered while working at the Physic Garden five years ago. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the images, she set out to rediscover this lost technique of nature-printing. The Physic Garden explains: The quality of the nature-prints was astonishing. In The Nature-Printer, Prett traces Östlund’s determined quest and her attempt to repair broken connections between art, science and engineering. This limited edition book will be available beginning May 1, 2016. Pre-publication price: £150 (currency exchange) Publication price: £195 (currency exchange) Reserve Your Copy Like this: Lost nature printing technique subject of new book inspired by Chelsea Physic Garden | ArtPlantae
Treasures of the Library : Nature printing This small volume of ‘nature printed’ leaves and flowers offers an intriguing insight into late eighteenth-century botany. It belonged to Charles Darwin (1758-1778), the eldest son of Dr Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), of Lichfield, Derbyshire (himself the grandfather of the Charles Darwin of the ‘theory of evolution’ fame). As a child, Charles had been interested in botany, and had travelled with a botanical tutor in France when nine years old. He either made or acquired the book the year he went up to Oxford University, labelling it number eighty-four in his library, and noting the year as 1774. Charles left Oxford after a year to study medicine in Edinburgh. As a medic, he would be expected to have a knowledge of botany as many drugs were plant based. Charles’s death in 1778, while still a medical student at Edinburgh University, meant that the book reverted to his father, just when Erasmus Darwin was developing an intense interest in botany. Dr Anne Secord Darwin Correspondence Project
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Early Bird or Night Owl? It May Be in Your Genes If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. According to a new study by the genetics company 23andMe, the preference for being a "morning person" — someone who enjoys waking up early and going to bed early — rather than being an "evening person," who tends to stay up late at night and desperately reaches for the snooze button when the alarm goes off in the morning, is at least partially written in your genes. Researchers at the company found 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person, including seven regions associated with genes regulating circadian rhythm — the body's internal clock. "I find it interesting to see how genetics influences our preferences and behaviors," said study co-author David Hinds, a statistical geneticist at 23andMe, a privately held genetic testing company headquartered in Mountain View, California. [7 Diseases You Can Learn About from a Genetic Test]
How Microbes, Viruses, Imprinted Genes, and Other Selfish Entities Shape Our Behavior Abstract Psychologists and psychiatrists tend to be little aware that (a) microbes in our brains and guts are capable of altering our behavior; (b) viral DNA that was incorporated into our DNA millions of years ago is implicated in mental disorders; (c) many of us carry the cells of another human in our brains; and (d) under the regulation of viruslike elements, the paternally inherited and maternally inherited copies of some genes compete for domination in the offspring, on whom they have opposite physical and behavioral effects. This article provides a broad overview, aimed at a wide readership, of the consequences of our coexistence with these selfish entities. The overarching message is that we are not unitary individuals but superorganisms, built out of both human and nonhuman elements; it is their interaction that determines who we are. Article Notes © The Author(s) 2015 Humans as Superorganisms
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Microscopic Sea Creatures By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 16:31 GMT, 30 September 2010 Bobbing away in the dark depths of the ocean, these tiny creatures display a unique beauty that few get to truly appreciate. And the latest publication by a scientist who studies these microscopic animals is set to become an unlikely bestseller - all thanks to the beauty of plankton. His coffee table book about the amazing life forms that live unseen in the oceans has dozens of remarkable photographs taken through a microscope. Amazing life forms: Dr Richard Kirby's passion for plankton has led to a set of marvellous pictures which feature in his book Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves like these tiny Jellyfish Hidden beauty: Stunning images of a Horseshoe worm (left) and a Moon Jellyfish The book also points out that without the miniature creatures we would have no fish, oil, gas or clouds, and the sea would lose its distinctive smell. Tiny creatures: Images of Sea Angels (left) and Acantharea
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