Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Science words - Trick to remeber them and making science easy...

One of the keys to being successful in Science especailly Biology is; being able to understand the terminology. Difficult Science words and terms can be made easy to understand by becoming familiar with common prefixes and suffixes used in biology. These affixes, derived from Latin and Greek roots, form the basis for many difficult Science words. By breaking these words down into discrete units, even the most complex terms can be understood.

Foe example:

Autotroph: -

This word can be separated as follows:

Auto - troph.Auto - means self,

troph - means nourish.

Autotrophs are organisms capable of self nourishment.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ananya got food detective certificate...

Guidelines for the Science Project

Hi! Everyone...

Just the reminder for your Science Project which is due on 16th Sep 2010 (Thursday)
You have to bring photographs and information in following ways:

1. Levers

1st class: 2 Photos
2nd class: 2 photos
3rd class: 2 photos and

2. photographs of 4 more simple machines (any 4 from remaining one's)
3. ideally you should have spare snaps...
4. get at least two photographs for each type..
5. Get little information on all the simple machines of which photographs you are going to paste
in the project.

Photographs of such simple machines which are normally found at your home are expected.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Keep Ben Healthy

Click on the following link to get directed to archives of June where you can play this fun interactive game called keeping Ben Healthy... You can also go to archives (on the right of the window) of June and continue with it... Its second activity from top...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hey... On Popular demand from you all, now you can talk to me online....

Click on the following link to talk to me...

I guess we will have to decide one particular time for this... I will put it on poll...

Till then 5.30 to 6.30pm (IST) will be the time...

(Those outside India will have to check with their timings accordingly)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Meet the Food Detectives...

Click on the following link to meet the Food Detectives and play some fun games...

Take a Poll

Hi friends...!

So on the popular demand, we have new poll, actually we have two polls... One for girls and one for boys... For finding out who is the best groomed girl and a boy...

Now that does not mean girls will only vote for girls and boys will vote for boys, everyone can vote for anyone whether its a girl or a boy...

So lets vote...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Five Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries

Playing sports is a lot of fun. Getting hurt is not. Take these five steps to prevent injuries so you can stay in the game:

1. Wear protective gear, such as helmets, protective pads, and other gear.
2. Warm up and cool down.
3. Know the rules of the game.
4. Watch out for others.
5. Don't play when you're injured.

Let's find out more about each of these.

1.Wear Protective Gear
Talk with your parents or your coach to know what gear you need. Then wear that gear whenever you're practicing or playing.

2.Warm Up

It's not a good idea to just bolt on to the field and start playing. You shouldn't even start stretching until you're a little warmed up. So take a light jog to get loosened up and ready to play.

Doing some stretching also can get you prepared to hit the field. By warming up, you get yourself ready to play. Warming up your muscles and practicing a sport help keep you safe, too. Warm-ups that last 15 to 30 minutes and include slow, gradual stretching help lengthen your muscles and increase your blood flow and muscle temperature. That way, your muscles are ready to go and are much less likely to get hurt.

3.Know the Rules of the Game

Traffic lights at intersections help prevent crashes between the many cars and trucks that drive on the roads together. This works because drivers know the rules and follow them — at least most of the time. It's the same way with sports.

When players know the rules of the game — what's legal and what's not — fewer injuries happen. You and the other players know what to expect from each other. For instance, you know that in soccer you can't come from behind, crash into a player's legs, and steal the ball. It's legal — and safer — to go after the ball rather than the player.

4.Watch Out for Others

Some rules don't have anything to do with scoring points or penalties. Some rules are just about protecting other people and being courteous. For instance, a diver (Swimmer) would make sure that the pool was clear before diving in. Otherwise, he or she might land on someone else.

One way you can watch out for others is to communicate on the field. For instance, a Cricketer in the field might yell "I got it" to avoid a collision with another fielder. Listening to your coach during a game also can help keep you safe. It's also good to just be courteous, like telling someone his or her shoe is untied. Check your shoes, too!

5. Don't Play When You're Injured

This is a really important one. If you love sports, it's tempting to get right back in the game, even after an injury. But playing when you're hurt — or before an injury has had a chance to fully heal — is a bad idea. It can lead to an even worse injury, one that might sideline you for a long time. Be honest with parents and coaches if you've been hurt. See a doctor for your injuries, when necessary, and follow his or her advice about how and when to return to practice and play.

Now you know what kids need to know about staying safe. Hopefully, if you follow rules 1, 2, 3, and 4, you won't need number 5. Or at least not quite as often!

Originally Reviewed by: Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Steve Sanders, PhD