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Great American novel map

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 21 Junio 2017 @ 4:02 pm

For those of you interested in reading, you can find in the map below novel titles, publishing years and origins of well known American writers.

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Top 100 United States’ artists

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 17 Junio 2017 @ 9:14 pm

Hi there, let’s see how good you are at American geography and music. Look at the map below and check how many American artists and states you are able to identify.

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A sketch from the Guardian

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 15 Junio 2017 @ 7:41 pm

Click on the link to watch such a sketch.

https://www.facebook.com/theguardian/videos/694044694116630/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

How the Egyptian pyramids were built

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 10 Junio 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Although many things still remain unknown to us about the construction of the pyramids, new theories are being proposed every time.

http://www.openculture.com/2011/08/how_the_egyptian_pyramids_were_built.html

The history of fish and chips

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE — 2 Junio 2017 @ 10:43 pm

 If you want to know the origin of this dish, click on the links below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_and_chips

Peter Dahmen

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 26 Mayo 2017 @ 6:17 pm

If you are interested in learning about this German artist, click on the links below.

https://vimeo.com/98760774

https://peterdahmen.de/en/category/tutorials/

Most common European surnames

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 25 Mayo 2017 @ 10:45 pm

Have you ever wondered about the most common surnames in Europe?  Here are just a few.

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Healing concrete

Publicado en BACHILLERATO/PSE, ESO/CSE — 16 Mayo 2017 @ 7:49 pm

Below you will find two comprehension activities about the topic above mentioned. You decide which one to do. I hope you enjoy them.

Click on the link to watch (and listen to) the video:

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/05/13/spc-make-create-innovate-self-healing-concrete.cnn

Read the article first and then number the paragraphs in the correct order:

Here is a living concrete

____ It’s the kind of thing that could save vulnerable roads, bridges, staircases, and buildings. But it comes with a double-edged sword: it could mean a revival of brutalist architecture.

____ Okay, Henk Jonkers hasn’t created a new form of life. What he did find is a kind of bacteria that lies dormant until activated by water. Water is exactly what causes many concrete structures to crack further after they’ve suffered an initial abrasion—the water gets in, freezes, and expands. The idea is that the bacteria put a stop to that.

____ The bacillus bacteria comes out of its spore hibernation when activated by water and thrives in the concrete environment. They’re stored in a small plastic bubble along with calcium lactate, which is mixed in with the concrete. When cracks form and water gets in, it melts the plastic shell, exposing the bacteria to the water. The microorganisms come out of dormancy and feed on the calcium lactate, producing limestone inside the concrete.

____  A Dutch inventor has come up with an ingenious way for concrete to repair its own cracks: It’s alive.

 By

Source: CNN

Once you have decided the order, check it on:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/design/a15576/concrete-heal-thyself/

For medical training

Publicado en ESO/CSE — 9 Mayo 2017 @ 7:56 pm

Click on the link below if  you are interested in virtual reality.

https://www.facebook.com/vrscout/videos/1214248465296839/?pnref=story

The island

Publicado en 1ª PÁGINA/FRONTPAGE — 7 Mayo 2017 @ 12:47 pm

Read the short story below and you will all come to a valuable conclusion. Hope you enjoy it!

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