Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh, thank you doctor.

A couple of early submissions. Nathan was first, followed closely by Olivia [I'll put a category in Skyward shortly and grant you credit]--nice job.

Young Dr. Frankenstein,
Only the second doctor to ever create life. The first? The other Dr. Frankenstein... But I don't actually have to type a paragraph. Because I don't even go to your school. So ha! --Nate R.

Isaac Newton was famous for the laws of motion he discovered.  The first of which is that any object in motion will stay in motion unless hit be an opposing force.  The second is how the more mass of an object and time it takes will increase the speed at which the object moves unless hit by an opposite force.  The third is called the action-reaction law and occurs when two mutual forces react.  

Olivia Robinson period 4

 Galileo Galilei was an italian scientist. He was involved in astronomy and philosophy. He improved the telescope, and made contributions to astronomy. He also invented the thermometer and a compass used for military battles. He was very intelligent and dedicated to studying the stars. He was the first person to use the telescope to see the stars, sun and planets. He died in Florence, Italy. Winy Coronado- Period 5

Joseph Lister was a surgeon at the glascow infirmary in Britain.  He would often explore wounds and the process of wound inflamation.  In the day where Lister was a surgeon many people died of wounds that could have been treated better than they were.  Joseph Lister discovered wound sepsis, an infection in the wound that could be deadly.  Joseph helped doctors and hospitals discover that good hygine was crucial.  Owen. Per 7

 Christiaan Huygens was born on April 14, 1629 and died on July 8, 1695. He lived in Netherlands, France. Huygens was and studied as a Horologist, Astronomer, Physicist, and as a mathemetician. He also studied with telescopes, and was able to clarify what Saturn's rings were and also discovered Saturn's moon, Titan. He investigated timekeeping, and invented the pendulum clock. Christiaan Huygens studied optics, and elucidated by using wavetheory and polarized light. He believed in extraterrestrial life, but also believed that water was essential to sustain life, so to justify his belief, he theorized that the properties of water were different on each planet. Wong Per 2

George Boole was known as an English mathematician and philosopher through 1815 -1865. As the inventor of Boolean logic, the basic of modern digital computer logic Boole regarded in hindsight of a founder of the field of computer science. On 8 December 1864, in the full vigor of his intellectual powers, he died of an attack of fever, ending in pleural effusion, an accumulation of fluid around the lungs. Heing Per 3

Kyle Gashler Period 4

Marie Curie, originally born Maria Sklowdowski is a big deal.  She is best known for the creations of polonium and radium.  Not only was Marie the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, she was also the first to accept two Nobel Prizes (one in the field of Chemistry and the other in Physics).  Many of her accomplishments include; the Davy Medal, the Matteucci Medal, the Elliot Cressan Medal, and doctorates from four universities.  She is the most famous female scientist of hers and our time.  Curie died in 1934 due to aplastic anemia also known as over exposure to radiation. 

Edwin Hubble, notable astronomer and contradictor of Einstein, helped prove that the Universe was expanding by observing the light of distant galaxies, which proved that the Universe began with the big bang. Personally, my favorite astronomer of the twentieth century. --Johnson

Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14 1879. He had speech impediments early in life, but those did not hamper his curiosity. He began reading many scientific and mathematical texts at the age of ten, and performing experiments. At age 17 he renounced his citizenship in Germany and went to school in Zurich. He married and had children, divorcing within 16 years; he married again but his second wife died 3 years after immigrating to the U.S. Einstein was part of the Manhattan project, along with many other scientific fields: wormholes, motion, relativity, energy, cosmology, and quantum physics being just a few of his fields. He experienced internal bleeding after his reinforced aorta ruptured. He took a speech in progress to the hospital but never completed it. He refused to have it repaired, saying it was time to go. He died April 18 1955, and all but his brain was cremated. 
                                                                        Sarah Jones, period 7

Hans Selye was the pioneer in the research into stress. He influenced the theory of how people adapt and cope with the pressures of disease and injury. He also came up with the general adaptation syndrome (GAS). GAS is basically certain changes that take place within the body during stress that disrupt normal physiologic.  The three stages of gas are 1) Alarm Reaction 2) Resistence 3) Exhaustion The GAS is thought to be the main reason why stress is such a huge source of health problems. By changing the way our body normally functions, stress disrupts the natural balance.
--Rocio Chavez P. 5

Nikola Tesla, a Serbian scientist, was born on July 10, 1856 and died on January 7, 1943. He was an inventor, who discovered how to use ann alternating current to produce electricity. He also invented the Tesla Coil which is "a step-up transformer with an air core; used to produce high voltages at high frequencies". This made a large step in the field of science, pretty cool for the son of an Orthodox Priest! Oh, and did you know that the movie, The Prestige, was based on his discoveries, pretty cool if you ask me! 

Morgie Marie<3

James Chadwick was born October 20, 1891, and died July 24, 1974. He was an English scientist who discovered/proved that the neutron (which lives inside an atom's nucleus, by the way) existed. He found that the neutron could penetrate and divide the nuclei of any element; for this discovery hereceived the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1935. After first seeing and Chadwick and hearing of it, Chadwick believed that nuclear bomb was not possible, at least for a long while, however he joined the Manhattan Project later (under the leading scientist J.
Oppenheimer).   Torrey Wyatt P.6 

Marie Curie was the first well-known woman scientist in the modern world and known as the "Mother of Modern Physics". She was the first woman awarded a Ph.D. in research science in Europe, as well as the first woman professor at the Sorbonne. Marie also discovered and isolated polonium and radium, and established the nature of radiation and beta rays. Inspired by work on radioactivity in uranium by Henri Becquerel, Marie Curie started to research on other elements. By discovering radioactivity in thorium, Marie demonstrated that the radioactivity is not a property of an interaction between elements but is an atomic property. During WWI, Marie Curie chose to support the French war effort actively. She put her prize winnings into war bonds and fitted ambulances with portable x-ray equipment for medical purposes.

Candace Wilson, 6th Period

Albert Einstein was born on Mark 14, 1879 he latter died on April 18 1955 at the age of 76. During his life he was most known for his "mass-energy equivalence. Albert's ethnicity was Jewish which is not really important. He had many citizenship's including; Austria, Germany, Albania, and The United States.During his life he was awarded with the Nobel prize in Physics, Copley Medal, and the time person of the century, quite an achievement if you ask me.

Bryan Norton Period 6

Nikola Tesla was mainly famous for his inventions, engineering, and patents in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was a very important contribution to the invention of commercial electricity. He is most famous for his invention of the alternating current power system which is widely used in batteries today. He invented the tesla coil, still used in radio's and televisions today, the wireless light bulb, powered by electricity, and so many more inventions.we use more of his inventions today then we could imagine.

Dmitri Mendeleev was born at Tobolsk, Siberia in 1834. He died in 1907. Dimitri Mendeleev is known for outrageously cool name, his awesome and beautiful beard, and for arranging the 63 known elements into a Periodic Table based on atomic mass. After arranging them he published them in Principles of Chemistry in 1869. His first Periodic Table was done on the basis of arranging the elements in ascending order of atomic weight and by grouping them by similar properties. He also predicted the existence and properties of new elements. 

Nikola Tesla  (July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943)
(The picture is attached)
Nikola Tesla is known for his contribution to the science of electricity.He is a very important person in the development of alternating currents, but what he is BEST known for is his developments in electromagnetism. In his time, he didn't recieve much applause, he was commenly known in his later years as a mad scientist!Nikola is also a good subject for contreversy because of his fueds with Thomas Edison.
  He wasn't much interested in money, and died at age 86 in his two bedroom hotel suite alone. 

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 and who grew up to become a English naturalist. He helped establish the idea of common ancestors.  Also talked about natural selection which is the process by which traits are gained and lost to help survive.  In 1859 he published his book on natural selection that is called On The Origin of Species.  Most of the scientist and the general public didn't except his theory at first but over time people became to realize that he could be right.
Amy Greene
period 4th

Steve Irwin
Known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series the crocodile hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri.  Irwin died when he was speared with a stingray barb while filming the great barrier reef.

Mariah Slagle period 7

Archimedes of Syracuse (c.287 BC - c. 212 BC) was known for the Archimedean principle: "a body plunged in a fluid loses as much weight as is equal to the weight of an equal volume of the fluid."  He was a Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, and engineer. Archimedes created the hydraulic screw which is used to for raising water from a lower to a higher level, catapult, the lever, the compound pulley and the burning mirror. Archimedes discovered fundamental theorems concerning the center of gravity of plane figures and solids. He constucted war machines that were so good that delayed the capture of the city, Syracuse. He was killed by a Roman solider after telling the soldier "Don't disturb my circles,'' a reference to a geometric figure he had outlined on the sand.

Дмитрий Иванович Менделе: Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev
Many of you remember the lovely elements test we had to take at the beginning of the year, well the man to truly blame is Dmitri Mendeleyev, he was credited as being the creator of the fist version of the periodic table of elements. Though our version has changed greatly, he was the first to start up the whole idea and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for it. He also credited for many things such as the study of petroleum energy and bringing the metric system to Russia.

-Anastasia Borodai period 7

Aristotle was one of the two most famous Greek philosophers. He was a student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great. He covered many subjects in his day including: physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. He is considered to be one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. He proposed that there was a fifth element added to the four elements that make up earth and he called it "Aether". Aether is the divine substance that makes up the stars and planets. Aristotle invented camera obscura, which is an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen (like a projector). He had a classification of all living things. He performed a lot of dissections to learn more about the things he was dissecting. One of the main reasons he’s famous is because his major contribution was to the overall study and teaching of such subjects in a systematic way that had really never been considered before.

Galileo Galilei was a scientist born in the mid 1500's.  Galileo has been said to be the single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science. He invented many important tools including the thermometer and made improvements on the telescope. He also made the theory that Earth and other planets in our solar system revolve around the Sun. 
Spencer Jolley P6

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 and died on January 7, 1943. During that time, he created, improved, and thought of, new ideas involving electricity and other things.
His biggest achievement was the creation of the Tesla Coil, which is still used today in radio stations and some TV's.
He was considered one of the 100 most famous people in the last 1,000 years.

Do you enjoy sitting in front of your fire place, admiring the true beauty of fire? Do you like burning your homework, and notebooks form previous years? Do you like watching forrest fires? ( I hope not...)  Does the idea of getting burned freak you out? ( I hope so...)  Do you ever wonder who invented fire? Well I've got two words for you Suckas! Homo Erectus'! That's right... It is believed that Homo Erectus may have been the first to discover and use fire in a controlled way. So please, whenever you see fire think of our ancestors, and thank them for fire, Because without fire... there would be no grilled cheese sandwiches! Giordanno Guiulfo. 7th period.

Niels Henrik David Bohr was a physicist from Denmark, he was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 7, 1885. He made grand discoveries about understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, he also received the Noble prize. He helped with part of the manhattan project.
His father, (Christian Bohr) was very religious, and was a devoted Lutheran, Niels went to Copenhagen university to study math and philosophy. Later he abandon philosophy and started to learn about physics. He won the Noble prize for helping in the discovery of the structures of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them. Later he would be in charge of the German atomic bomb project. He died on November 18, 1962.

Nathan Bickmore, period: 4

Aubree Payne p.7

Nicolaus Copernicus lived from 1473- 1543, he was the first to come up with the idea that the earth revolved around the sun.  He was polish, and at the beginning many did not accept his work, not unlike a lot of theories in his day.  His theory however did change forever how people looked at the universe, even though it was rejected by the Catholic church which was powerful.  He so greatly affected the world that this time period where he introduced the heliocentric model is often called the Copernican Revolution.  Copernicus also wasn't just an astronomer but a mathematician, physician, scholar, translator, artist, military leader, diplomat, economist, and many other things.

Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was a psychologist .   He's best know for his Hierarchy of Needs theory which shows what personal needs, such as physiological needs( water, sleep, food, exceretion, etc.) must be met before other needs can be met.  The last needs that are met are those of self-actualization or reaching your full potential.  Healthy people, according to Maslow are those that self-actualize.  Unlike other psychologist of his time he studied healthy normal people instead of the crazy and ill.  He's one of the founders of humanistic psychology. 
Berenice Yañez
7th period

Leonardo Da Vinci had many scientific ideas that were ahead of his time.  He had many designs of flying machines that he had drawn on paper.  Leonardo had also drawn many ideas for bridges, many of which were discarded by architects because they were believed to be impossible to build.  Da Vinci also studied anatomy, "The Vitruvian Man" is one of his famous paintings on the subject.  He had many ideas on the subject of war, such as cannons that used steam.  Leonardo Da Vinci is probably one of the better known scientists.

Niels Bohr made great contributions in the science world.  He was a Danish physicist that taught us a lot about quantum mechanics and atomic structure.  Bohr became a professor at the University of Copenhagen in 1916.  In 1922 Bohr received the Nobel Prize for physics.    He returned to Copenhagen after working on the Manhattan project.  Niels Bohr died in Copenhagen in 1962.

Emil Fischer was born on October 9th, 1852. His father wanted him to be a lumbar Jack, but he knew he had the capability to go further. Soon, he went to the University of Bonn to study Chemistry and devoted his life to it. To begin his work, he accidentally discovered phenyl hydrazine. This is a chemical compound and its formula is C6H5NHNH, or, PhNHNH2.    He got offered many jobs like the Chair of Chemistry at Aix-la-Chapelle, but refused because he liked “academic work” instead. Eventually he became a professor of chemistry at the University of Würzburg and died in 1919. “When Fischer died in 1919, the Emil Fischer Memorial Medal was instituted by the German Chemical Society.” -Elizabeth Chatwin   Chemistry P.2  9-19-10

Jay Mortimer period 4
This stud with a beard is quite the scientist. He was born October 21, 1833. His father worked at a torpedo works company. At Eighteen Nobel moved to the United states to study chemistry for four years. He later studied explosives in which time he engineered and invented dynamite. He never married a woman, but had many woman lovers in his life. At the end of his life he had accumulated a fourtune for himself, and in his will he put the money to establishing the Nobel Prizes:  an award given annually in recognition of cultural or scientifical advances. (A lot of the other scientists on this blog probably won an award that was dedicated and made by my scientist…. So suck on that.) He died and is buried in Stockholm Sweden.

Charles Darwin, an English naturalist was born on February 12, 1809. He established a theory often known as Darwinism, which explained his ideas on the species of life and how they came to be. Darwin proposed that every creature descended from common ancestors through what is called natural selection, the belief that the survival of a species depended upon its ability to adapt to it's surroundings. He published a book explaining his proposed idea of Evolution, "On the Origin of Species." Charles investigated his ideas in many places throughout the world, South America included, where he found fossils of extinct organisms incredibly parallel to some of our modern day animals. Charles also studied and wrote about botany, geology and zoology before his death in 1882.
-Hannah Sutherland
Period five

The Wright brothers both had an impact on the first people to fly the first powered airplane. The Wright brothers began to experimentation on flying powered airplane in 1892 in Dayton, Ohio. Then on  December 17, 1902 Orville Wright flew the first powered airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina  20 feet above wind-swept beach that lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. The other brother Wilbur Wright flew the record flight that lasted 59 seconds and 852 feet in the air. 1902 they made more than 700 successful flights.

Charles Darwin was born February 12th, 1809. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is now widely known and accepted by other scientists. Darwin wrote numerous books, “The Voyage of the Beagle,” brought him with a considerable amount of fame. Corey Sung Period 7 

Devon Means
Period 5
Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He invented the world changing telephone, which happened after he made improvements to the telegraph. He had invented the harmonic telegraph which was able to send numerous messages at a time over a single telegraph wire. After that, he realized that he could pick up and transit the sound of a human voice by using an adaption of his harmonic telegraph. Bell also invented some techniques for teaching speech to the deaf. 

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