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The Science Department

at Harrow International School Hong Kong

Month

November 2015

6 graphics that explain Climate Change

With the UN conference on climate change currently underway, make sure you understand what it’s all about.

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Plague Hats as Bioweapons?!

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830494-400-17th-century-plot-to-use-plague-hats-as-bioweapons-revealed/

Tardigrades – the only animal that can survive in space

 

Scientists have sequenced the genome of tardigrades and found that it has one sixth of its genes stolen from other organisms…!

Take-Away Pi

How to calculate pi without any measuring instruments…

by Agnes Fung, Y13 Smith

Senior Inter-house Science Quiz – Semi Finalists

Congratulations to Smith, Nightingale, Ward and Waterman who are through to the semi-finals!

Next Tues (1st Dec) matches will be Ward vs Smith, and Nightingale vs Waterman.

All welcome to spectate: 5-6pm, US408.

Mr Forbes’ Jaw

Mr Forbes has kindly allowed us to post these:

CT scan of his broken jaw:

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X-ray of metal plate and pins in jaw:

Jaw X-ray

Prep Inter-house Science Quiz

Current standings:

Group 1
Keith: 3 points (both games played)
Fox: 3 points (1 game left to play)
Duffner: 0 points (1 game left to play)

Group 2
Matthews: 4 points (both games played)
Downes: 1 point (1 game left to play)
Morris: 0 points (1 game left to play)

Final heats games – Tuesday Nov 24th
Top two teams from both groups go through to semi-finals on Tues 1st Dec

BBC News – Science & Environment

Always an excellent source of articles on Science & Environment

BBC News – Science & Environment

I like this one Biggest ever Sodium Chloride Model?

Senior Inter-House Science Quiz

Current standings:

Group 1
Nightingale: 3 points (both games played)
Smith: 3 points (1 game left to play)
Lloyd: 0 points (1 game left to play)

Group 2
Tutt: 3 points (all games played)
Waterman: 3 points (all games played)
Cale: 3 points (1 game left to play)
Ward: 6 points (1 game left to play)

Final heats games – Tuesday Nov 24th
Top two teams from both groups go through to semi-finals on Tues 1st Dec

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