Great teenage inventor

Do you remember that we were talking about inventions in class (in 4º ESO)? Some of you mentioned that you would like to become great inventors.

Why wait? You can start now!
Here is some inspiration for you, Eesha Khar, a California teenager, who is heading to Harvard University after winning a science prize.

Eesha Khare developed a tiny supercapacitor to speed battery charging.

Khare’s device, a black, rectangular type of supercapacitor just over an inch long, can charge a cell phone battery in 20 to 30 seconds, she said. Her device could be used for automobile batteries in the future.

“I will be setting the world on fire,” Khare says.  Why don’t YOU set the world on fire TOO!!!

More information here.

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Inspiring women -Part 1

We have been recently working in 2ºESO on oral presentations about biographies of exceptional women as a way of paying a tribute to them.

Here you can find some of the posters your classmates made about some relevant women of all times and fields, using gloster.

Click on the names below to learn more about:

Somaly Man – Human Rights Activist (by Sebas)

Marjane satrapi – Cartoonist (by Evelyn)

Leticia Bufoni e Silva – Skater (by Francis)

Jennifer Lawrence – Actress (by Clara)

Agatha Christie – Writer (by Miguel)

 

Pride and prejudice

Have you ever read anything by Jane Austen?

On 28th January 1813, the first edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published in London.

It’s one of my favourite books, and today, 200 years later, the book remains among the most widely read and best beloved in English literature.

I recommend you the book and the film. There are several films adaptations. This is the latest:

‘The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry,’ said Elizabeth Bennet.

And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? And what of the other Bennet girls – their fortunes, and misfortunes, in the business of getting husbands?

You can read it adapted. Click here.

Malala Yousafzai

We’ve been talking about Malala in class. Fortunately, she’s already safe and recovered from her injuries!

She’s a very brave and courageous girl. Don’t you think?

Did you know that now tens of thousands of people across the world have signed online petitions saying she should be a candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize?

Read more here.

And click here if you want to sign the petition too!