Friday, February 14, 2014

SOLE February 14th

What is the Hearth Place in Oshawa?
By Olivia, Rheya, Caden, Cameron B.

Hearth Place is a cancer support center. Families with a family- member who has cancer can go there. They also can help kids understand what’s going on with their family member through counselling. Hearth Place also has group counselling, yoga classes and holds different activities, like BBQ, holiday parties, and other things. Also, did you know that you can donate to Hearth Place? You can send in money to help a family in need of money, or to help their family member, or you can drop off old clothes or books, to give to kids with cancer.
Genes
By Stewart, Cody, Jaylah and Jaycee

Genes are much different than jeans, (blue pants). Genes are genetic personalities. Some people may say you look like your mother, or father, or even big sister or brother. Example: “you have your fathers hair.” You appear to have inherited genes from your father. That’s because you have most of the same genes as them.  People of any size or age or gender have the same genes as their parents, and grandparents.  In each human cell, there are about 25000 to 35000 genes.  The genes of your body cover about 99.9% of your body. Genes are a part of your DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). About 20000 genes are around 6 feet when straightened out. They are all crumpled together, so in your body it’s about a centimetre big.  There are different parts of the DNA. They are known as ATCG. (adeninethyminecytosineguanine). 
That is what genes are, thanks for listening!!!



What is a Luge?
By Zach, Andrew, Keeshan

A luge is a type sport that you can play in the Olympics.  A luge is a type of sleigh with sharp skates that you race down on.  You race around on a tilted ice rink and whoever gets the fastest speed at the end of the race wins.  The luge is only done in the Winter Olympics.  It was brought into the Olympics in the year 1964.
A luge is a heavy sled that that people ride on their stomach feet first.  Luge is a French word for a sleigh.  It is for both girls and boys and for all different age divisions.  The luge is the fastest sport and can reach speeds up to 90mph.   A luge can have up to two people riding at once. 
What is Lightning?

Alisha, Abi, Hunter, Cameron, Dora
Lightning is the occurrence of the natural electrical discharge. Lightning is between the cloud and the ground or within the cloud. It is usually accompanied by thunder. Lighting is a massive electric discharge. Water and ice move around inside the cloud forced up by warm air currents. It is down by gravity and compressed in the cloud. Rubbing a balloon can create static electricity. The particles in the cloud become charged, but charges separate in the cloud. Positive charges move up and Negative charges go down. Lighting kills and injures people each year more than tornados or hurricanes. Frozen bits of ice bump into each other as they move around in the air.  All the collisions create electrical charge.  Have you ever rubbed your feet against a carpet than touch a metal door handle? If so, you know you get shocked, lightning works the same way. Lighting is one of natural weather phenomena, and also one of the most dangerous. A lightning bolt can contain as many as a billion volts of electricity making every flash a potential killer. Lightning strikes earth more than 8 million times a day! It can strike the clouds and air, but the ground causes the most damage. Lightning bolts charge by positive and negative charges. Lightning is one of the most beautiful displays in nature with bolt temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun. 

What is a Trojan Horse?
By Aiden, Mia, Aaliyah and Caoimhe
There are two types of Trojan horses the first one is a Computer virus and the second is a fake horse that they hide in for the war. It’s the Greeks entrance into Troy during the Trojan war. They got into it from the stomach. The solders would hide in the horse. The Trojans wheeled the tribute into the walled city. At night the Greeks came out and captured the city, ending the war.
A Trojan Horse is also a virus that is designed to enable hackers to remotely control your computer. It wrecks the computer system. Trojans may arrive when you download things or you can get it on websites. A Trojan Horse virus can be an email virus.