May 2016 archive

B.T.N. Antibiotics.

Before antibiotics you could die from simple things such as a little cut. Scientist Alexander Fleming created the first stage of antibiotics by accident when he left some dirty petri-dishes lying around while he went on holiday. When he came back he noticed that mould had formed but there was no bacteria around it. He wrote a paper on it but stopped there. Why did he stop there instead of working out why this happened and what he could do with the mould? Later Howard Florey and his team created the first antibiotic. They called it penicillin. Why did they name it penicillin? But the world health organization is saying that we might be using these drugs to much. I wonder what would happen if everyone stopped using antibiotics and only relied on natural remedies?

100 word challenge.

I could remember nothing at all. Not who I was, my name, my age, anything! It was like my memory had been deleted. I wish I could remember something, anything, even what I had for dinner last night! I can’t remember that! Suddenly everything came back to me. I remembered everything, my name, my age and what I had for dinner last night. But there was one thing I still couldn’t remember. What I was doing here. In this… place. With its blinding lights. And the noise! I struggled to find a place that was quiet. It was loud and my head was hurting. This place is ghastly.

B.T.N : Cheese school.

Cheese school:

In Queensland 15 schools have started a program for high school students that teaches them how to make cheese in their chemistry lessons. It is a way of showing kids how chemistry is used in the real world. They think that this will help them learn about chemistry and agriculture in one program. Before they started the teachers had to learn about how to make cheese. They were taught by a man called Russell Smith who is a professional cheese taster. Lots of kids weren’t so sure of the idea but everyone enjoyed it in the end. They even went to a state competition where they were judged on their camembert. St Aiden’s Anglican girl’s school won first place and Sandgate high got third. Will other states also start doing the program? I wonder what would happen if every school in the world decided to give up normal chemistry and start to only teach kids how to make cheese? Would lots more people become farmers? Would there be no chemists?  What would happen to our future?

 

3 Facts:

– In Queensland 15 schools are trialling a new program that is a mix between chemistry.

– It is a way of showing kids how chemistry is used in the real world.

– Before they started the teachers had to learn how to make cheese too.

2 Questions:

– Will other states start to do the program too?

– How is cheese made?

1 wondering:

– I wonder what would happen if every school in the world decided to give up normal chemistry and start to only teach kids how to make cheese?