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WHAT IS EBOLA? HOW IS IT SPREAD? AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT?



 The first case of Ebola transmission in Spain has raised many questions in the class this week about this virus. The very discussed case on television of a nurse that has contracted the virus in a spanish hospital and whether sufficient protocols were implemented to protect health workers has awakened an interest in my students to know more about the virus. How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms? Is there a cure? are some of the questions asked in class.

 I have chosen a couple of simple, explanatory videos for you to see. I hope you enjoy them and you learn a little more about Ebola. I have also published a link to CBBC webpage where you can read more.

WHAT IS EBOLA? HOW IS IT SPREAD? AND HOW DO YOU CATCH IT?
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NASA - TOUR OF THE MOON



 Enjoy these images of the Moon surface and learn about the different features found on it. You can write a summary or a comment about the video for extra marks.



SEE JOINTS IN MOVEMENT!.. IT'S VERY INTERESTING!
Congratulations to this scienctist for his collection of x-rays, which put together carefully show us joints in motion!




THE BRISTOL FOX

Check out this interesting video about how a wild animal like a fox has become part of an urban habitat. Foxes are often seen in streets and parks in many parts of the UK.
The Bristol Fox
About this video
"Final project for my UWE MA Wildlife Filmmaking degree Foxes, one of the UK's most successful urban survivors. An animal that is portrayed in the media as an urban menace, that takes over our streets at night...but how much do we really know about these creatures? This film takes three of the most frequently asked questions about the urban fox and explains them through three different peoples experiences and expertise. It is up to you to decide whether or not foxes deserve the stereotypes that they have been given. The second part of my fox project (an informational website aimed at the Bristol public) can be found at: www.bristolfoxwatch.co.uk"


The Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower is set to hit its peak on August 12. So look out tonight for an intense shower of shooting stars. Here are some tips on how to see this event better and some information about what the Perseid meteor shower actually is. There is also a calender of the major meteor showers for 2013.


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ORIGIN OF THE ATOM THEORY

Check out this interesting video about the origin of the atom structure theory. The study of atoms has changed from thinking that  atoms are static particles, to then finding that the electrons move around the atoms, now it is known that electrons do not follow the laws of motion and that the movement of electrons is unpredictible.



NASA'S VIDEO - THREE YEARS OF THE SUN IN THREE MINUTES

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First Documented Case of Child Cured of HIV

PETROL IN SEVILLE AND JAEN

 We are studying non-renewable and renewable energy sources. We talked about how fossil fuels were running out because we use them a lot faster than they are replenished. We were talking about the possibility of finding new oil reserves and we mentioned that recently studies were being carried out to determine the existence of oil and natural gas in Andalusia. We talked about the advantages and disadvantages that would arise if such reserves were found and exploited. We all agreed that it would definately be a controversial issue and that there would be different opinions towards exploiting the area or not. This is only one of many articles where you can find more details about this news. Some very nearby villages are mentioned! You may find it interesting!

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www.abcdesevilla.es/20120410/andalucia/sevi-petroleo-sevilla-jaen-201204101622.html


A SCALE MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE

One of the difficulties in the study  of science is understanding the dimensions of the things we study. It's difficult to imagine how small a cell, a molecule or an atom is or how big a planet, star, planetary system or galaxy is.
I have found a fantastic scale model of the Universe! Check it out! It's amazing!!

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 A SCALE MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE
Use the bar below to zoom into small things and zoom out to see big things. Click on objects and read the explanation.
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