Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Adventure sports (L4U3)




Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Let's go... (L4U3)

He's canoeing (L4U3)

Activity Camp (L4U3)

Eneko, Erik, Maitane, Zelai and Laura talk about their Activity camp.

Active life (L5U3)

Do it safe (L5U3)

Jet skiing is a water sport.
He's jet skiing. He's wearing a helmet, goggles and gloves. He's wearing a life-jacket too.

Two snow sports.
He's snowboarding but she isn't. She's skiing. They are wearing helmets, goggles and boots. She's wearing a scarf too.

Snow sport.

They are sledging. They're wearing hats, gloves and boots but they aren't wearing sunglasses or goggles! They should be careful.

Around the world (L5U3)

"Abby Sunderland"

Abigail Jillian "Abby" Sunderland (born October 19, 1993) is an American sailor who, in 2010, attempted to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, but failed.

In June 2010, 16-year-old Abby Sunderland attempted to break the record for being the youngest person ever to complete a solo sail around the world. But when she found herself stranded at sea after a storm damaged her boat, Abby's life was saved by a NASA-developed Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), which transmitted a distress signal to a Search and Rescue (SARSAT) satellite, 22,500 miles away in space. On October 25, 2010, Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to meet the team that developed this Search and Rescue technology more than 30 years ago.

"Abby Sunderland's route map"
Sunderland was the subject of a documentary film produced and directed by her father titled Wild Eyes: The Abby Sunderland Story. The film was released on September 8, 2011

Sunderland released a book about her ordeal on April 12, 2011. The book is co-written with Lynn Vincent and is titled Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas. She has been going on book-signing tours, where it was revealed that she is taking flying lessons, to be able to fly around the world.

37ºC (L5U3)

Normal human body temperature, also known as normothermia or euthermia, depends upon the place in the body at which the measurement is made, the time of day, as well as the activity level of the person. Despite what many schoolchildren are taught, there is no single number that represents an ideal temperature for all people, under all circumstances, at any time of day, and using any place of measurement. Instead, the body temperature of a healthy person changes slowly but constantly during the course of the day.
Commonly accepted average body temperature.

Different parts of the body have different temperatures. The commonly accepted average core body temperature (taken internally) is 37.0 °C. The typical oral (under the tongue) measurement is slightly cooler, at 36.8°, and temperatures taken in other places (such as under the arm or in the ear) produce different typical numbers. Although some people think of these averages as representing the normal or ideal temperature, a wide range of temperatures has been found in healthy people.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Are you...? (L6U3)


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St George (L6U3)

The episode of St. George and the Dragon was a legend brought back with the Crusaders and retold with the courtly appurtenances belonging to the genre of Romance. The earliest known depiction of the legend is from early 11th-century Cappadocia (in the iconography of the Eastern Orthodox Church, George had been depicted as a soldier since at least the seventh century); the earliest known surviving narrative text is an 11th-century Georgian text.

Saint George is somewhat of an exception among saints and legends, in that he is known and revered by Muslims, while being venerated by Christians throughout the Middle East, from Egypt to Asia Minor. His stature in these regions derives from the fact that his figure has become somewhat of a composite character mixing elements from Biblical, Quranic, and folkloric sources, at times being the partially contrapositive of Al-Khidr. He is said to have killed a dragon near the sea in Beirut, for which a Saint George Bay was built under his name. At the beginning of the 20th century, Arab Christian women visited his shrine in the area to pray for him.

Pegasus (L6U3)

Pegasus is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky.