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War Vocabulary Description

Our language and literature teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to work in groups of three and gave us some articles and text to read, in order to look for war vocabulary. After we had read them, analysed them and had a decent amount of vocabulary, we wrote ten short desciptions based of off war pictures, using the vocabulary found.

This is the presentation with the war vocabulary descriptions that I did together with Josefina Catani and Delfina Nicora.

Connectors

Our language teacher, Pato Chujman, asked us to divide in groups and provide a series of connectors, following a theme. Ours was: Condition. This was our poster:

Other groups’ posters were the following:

We also prepared an activity based on condition linkers:

Fill in the blank.

1. __________ that The Rolling Stones come to Argentina, I will buy tickets for their show.

2. You may watch TV, _________ you do all your homework.

3. _______ you read the book you will understand the class.

4. _______ you realize you were wrong you will feel better.

5. ______ you had studied you would have passed the test.

6. ______ you were wondering i will go to the party

7. _______ i know you studied, i will give you a second chance.

8. I have done all of the work for the project, _______ you still haven’t done your job, and it is due tomorrow.

9. We were not sure ________ it will rain

10. You may go out tonight ________ you prove yourself loyal

The Industrial Revolution Inventions

Our history teacher, Eleonora Ambrosini, asked us to create a presentation based on a chosen invention in the Industrial Revolution. This is because we have been studying the Industrial Revolution in History. I chose to do my presentation on Michael Faraday’s Electric Dynamo.

This is my presentation:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwKIklLbmsthSUlwX2VxWHYydGM/edit?usp=docslist_api&filetype=mspresentation

Homeostasis: Controlling the Blood Sugar Levels

Our Biology teacher, Magdalena Ravagnan, asked us to work in groups in order to answer a set of questions. I worked with Luna, Nico and Juan.

Last lesson we studied how we control the body temperature.

Another factor that should be kept constant is the levels of glucose in the blood.

Which are they?

Study this web-page for revision.

b) Level of glucose increases »» Brain sends message to the pancreas through neurones »» Pancreas releases insulin »»  Insulin allows glucose to be taken into cells where is used in respiration. Glucose is also converted to glycogen by liver and muscle which is stored in the liver and muscles  »» Levels of blood sugar lowers  »» Blood sugar levels return to normal

Level of glucose decreases  »»  Brain sends message to the pancreas through neurones »» Pancreas releases glucagon  »» liver starts to break down stored glycogen and convert it back into glucose which can be used by cells »» Blood sugar levels raise »» Blood sugar levels return to normal

  c) Negative feedback is when there is a change in the normal behaviour of the body (a change in blood sugar levels in this case) and the body reverses these changes and make them return back to its set levels.
a) Diabetes type1
Causes: Body does not produce the right amount of insulin or, in some cases, does not produce any at all.
Treatment: Daily injections of insulin, managed diet, planned exercise to balance energy needs with food and insulin intakes.
Diabetes type 2
Causes: Pancreas does produce insulin but cells stop responding properly to the insulin.
Treatment: lose weight and eat a carefully balanced diet can often control or even reverse the illness. However for some people oral drugs and even injections of insulin may be needed.
c)  Genetic engineering involves the extraction of genes from one organism, or the synthesis of genes, in order to place them in another organism (of the same or another species) such that the receiving organism expresses the gene product.

Fakebook: Honore Gabriel Riquetti, Conte de Mirabeau

Our History teacher, Lenny Ambrosini, asked us to work in pairs and prepare a fakebook of a significant character/person in the French Revolution. I worked with Delfina Nicora and we had to do our presentation on Honore Gabriel Riquetti, a moderatenobleman that defended the Third Estate.This is so that we expand more on our knowledge on the French revolution (which is a topic that we are currently studying in History) and can have a first hand look on the “influencers” of this revolution.

This is our fakebook.