Joseph Bell

Professor Joseph Bell was born on the December 2, 1837 in Edinburgh. He was a famous pioneer in forensic pathology. Bell was a fan of learning  and couldn’t get enough of information. He loved every book he read and absorbed information. He was also a famous Scottish lecturer at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh. Professor Bells child was Benjamin Bell, who later became a famous forensic surgeon. Ben Bell also took after hes father and also loved to learn. Joseph Bell became the third most influential person in forensic science He was  best known for his inspiration for the character Sherlock Holmes. Bell also was very interested in the murders of Jack the ripper. Bell analysed all of Jacks victims and came to the conclusion of who jack the ripper was. The ripper was Robert Mann. Bell was highly appreciated for this discovery. Sadly, Bell died on 4 October 1911. He was buried at the Dean Cemetery.

Bibliography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bell

http://jeanrojas.tripod.com/id21.html

http://anthropologistintheattic.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/25-most-influential-people-in-forensic.html

 

 

 

 

The Five Big Questions: Surfing Mr Petrovic

Earlier in the term the 5/6s where split into groups of 5 or 6 and where given a book to read in the group. Our group consisted of Tommy,Raymond,Shakira,Cindy and Myself, Alex. The book was called Surfing Mr Petrovic. This is our book review on it.

Big question #1:  what makes this story good?

This story is good because it has some very emotional and exciting parts. An emotional part in this book was when Tao’s dog, Blooch, dies. This is sad because he gets hit by a car. The funny moment is when Tao spews on his step mom.

Big question #2: what would make this story better?

I think something that would make this story better is if the chapters where longer,because the chapters are really small, and if the book had more action and excitement in it. Also if there wasn’t obtrusive language in the book because i believe that there is inappropriate language that does not belong in the book. 

Big question #3: Whats the one most important thing that the author wants you to know?

That if someone tells you to do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you have too. If someone told you to jump off a bridge, you wouldn’t do it would you? Well this is the same sort of moral for this book. Always stand up for yourself.

Big question #4: Why did the author write this?

The author wrote this book because he may of gotten himself in trouble he didn’t want to be involved in. He also may of wrote this book to show trouble makers just what happens when you take it too far.

Big question #5: what does the audience need to know to understand and enjoy the story?

Something the audience needs to know is that this book has some colorful language, funny and sad moments, angry parts and all up trouble. This book shows the true meaning of courage and standing up for yourself.

 

The 5 Big Questions

In term two our class all wrote short stories on a topic that we chose. This term we were introduced to the 5 big questions about reading. We decided to use these big questions for our own short stories and here they are.

Big question #1:  what makes this story good?

Answer: I think what makes my story good is the descriptive language I have used and the detail that I have put in the story. This means that when someone reads my story they are able to picture the characters in my story which, from personal experience, helps the reader understand the story a whole lot better.

Big question #2: what would make this story better?

Answer: I think I could of made my story better by at the least leaving two people alive in the world instead of killing them all so the world could reproduce and create the human race again.

Big question #3: Whats the one most important thing that I want you to know?

Answer: I think the one most important  thing I want you to know is that things aren’t always as they seem. What I’m trying to say is that even though you might want to find out about something, it might not be the best idea.

Big question #4: Why did I write this?, why did I bother to tell this story?, what is it about my story that makes it so important?

I wrote this story because I heard this scary story at a camp I went on and I thought that it would be good to try and turn it into a horror story that I had written. I think my story is important because it shows how people can turn whatever they hear into a story around the main basis of what they heard.

Big question #5: what does the audience need to know to understand and enjoy my story?

Answer: That this book is not for the faint-hearted. Don’t try to read it if you have a fear of scary stories. But if you do like scary stories, by all means, jump right in.

Scientist Interview

Alex: Good morning Luke, care to take a seat?

Alex: so mister Luke what do you do for a living?

Luke: I study and analyse handwriting samples.

Alex:  When you are measuring the angles of letters, what method are you using?

Luke: well usually Mister Alex, I like to use a protractor so I can easily measure the letter slants and angles.

Alex: So, Luke, what is another way you can figure out the note is a forgery?

Luke: when comparing the two samples, I check for their unusual letter formations like the symbol ‘&’ instead of the word ‘and’ or the symbol for addition +. And If I see any slight differences, I know it’s a forgery.

Alex:  What equipment do you use for your work?

Luke: Well I usually I use compound and stereo microscopes to see even the tiniest differences in the words and letters. I also use rulers and protractors to measure and see the slants on the letters.

Alex: Has anyone used another way of forgery without writing?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where a blackmailer cut out letters from magazines and glued them to the paper making sure that their handwriting couldn’t be analysed.

Alex: Is it just criminals that forge, or can family forge as well?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where the parents of George Harrison wrote the wrong address of where he died on his death certificate so that the location of his death wasn’t a shrine to fans.

Alex: Well, that’s all the time we have, so thanks for coming Luke!

Luke: My pleasure!

Alex: Good morning Luke, care to take a seat?

Alex: so mister Luke what do you do for a living?

Luke: I study and analyse handwriting samples.

Alex:  When you are measuring the angles of letters, what method are you using?

Luke: well usually Mister Alex, I like to use a protractor so I can easily measure the letter slants and angles.

Alex: So, Luke, what is another way you can figure out the note is a forgery?

Luke: when comparing the two samples, I check for their unusual letter formations like the symbol ‘&’ instead of the word ‘and’ or the symbol for addition +. And If I see any slight differences, I know it’s a forgery.

Alex:  What equipment do you use for your work?

Luke: Well I usually I use compound and stereo microscopes to see even the tiniest differences in the words and letters. I also use rulers and protractors to measure and see the slants on the letters.

Alex: Has anyone used another way of forgery without writing?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where a blackmailer cut out letters from magazines and glued them to the paper making sure that their handwriting couldn’t be analysed.

Alex: Is it just criminals that forge, or can family forge as well?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where the parents of George Harrison wrote the wrong address of where he died on his death certificate so that the location of his death wasn’t a shrine to fans.

Alex: Well, that’s all the time we have, so thanks for coming Luke!

Luke: My pleasure!

Mathsmate term 4 sheet 5 question 22

Predict: I predict that this problem will be about weight and quantities of things.

Read: Which deal costs less per gram?

A] $5 for 500 grams

B] $3 for 250 grams

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Strategies/Mathematicians Toolbox: ‘Prior knowledge’, ‘Work it out backwards’, ‘Try a simpler problem’.

What’s the BIG question? Which costs less: A or B.

Working out: Firstly I went well if it costs $5 for 500 grams then for every $1 you get 100 grams. With B I knew that A was cheaper because for every dollar in B you get less than 100 grams for $1  but in A you get 100 grams for $1.

Summary: The answer I got was A. I used strategies to help me work it out and with the prediction I did have to use some things to do with weight and quantities but also comparing numbers and weights together.

My summaries on the body system projects

 During term two we split into teams of three and each did

NERVOUS SYSTEM 

The central nervous system is made of the spine and the brain. The communication from your feelings and emotions travel round the body at 800 ks per hour to get from the nerves to the brain.

Your left side of the brain controls the right side of your body whilst the right side of the brain controls the left side of your body. Your left side of the brain is better at reading and writing whilst your right side of your brain is better at the arts and music.

IMMUNE SYSTEM 

The immune system needs to be protected so it can be unstoppable against viruses, bacteria and germs. Ways to keep your immune system protected is to try and have a low-fat diet, get heaps of vitamin A, try to keep stress levels low and get decent sleep.

having allergies is when you have an allergic reaction and your immune system over reacts and you start sneezing, getting itchy eyes and a runny nose. Without your immune system you could die from a common cold.

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM 

The lymphatic system is made of lymph nodes, the spleen, the chyli, the tonsils and the venous. The lymphatic system was discovered by Tomas Barthloin in 1652. Sadly, Tomas died in 1680.

You can care for your lymphatic system by meditating, doing yoga, moving around a lot and eating healthily. If we didn’t have the lymphatic system we could die from a common cold.

URINARY SYSTEM

The urinary system is made up of the two kidneys, the ureter, the bladder, the sphinder, and the urethra. The urinary system was discovered by Andeas Vesaliaus. Kidney cancer is a big problem and smokers have a higher risk of developing kidney cancer. Symptoms of kidney cancer are blood in your urine, swelling ankles, sore back, constant reoccurring fever and unexplained sweating.

Another problem is kidney stones which is when you have eaten to much salt and the salt starts to crystallise and form a crystal in your bladder and the only ways of getting them out is through weeing them out or having them surgically taken out. 

SKELETAL SYSTEM 

The skeletal system is made up of bones. The skeletal system was discovered over time by many, many different people. Leonardo Da Vinci was the only person to draw the most precise diagrams of the skeletal system.

Bones are able to get diseases and break. some types of fractures are a transverse fracture, oblique fractures, spiral fractures and communed fractures. If we didn’t have bones we would be a puddle of jelly and we would eventually die.

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM 

The circulatory system is made up of the heart, blood, veins, capillaries and arteries. There are two sides to your heart, the left and right sides. The left side sends oxygen around the body whilst the right side sends de-oxygenated blood to the lungs to be exhaled.

Bruises are a swelling of blood when you have hit them. There are five stages of a bruise. The first stage the bruise is usually red because of swelling blood. The second stage is usually when the bruise turns blueish or blackish. The third stage is when the bruise turns a sickly greenish colour. The forth stage is when the bruise turns a brownish colour. The final stage is when after a few more weeks, the bruise slowly dissapears.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 

The respiratory system is made up of the mouth, the nose, the trachea, the lungs and the diaframe. Mr Hooke was the first person to to figure out that the lungs acted like a pump.

To care for the respiratory system you need to make sure that if you have asthma not to run to often but do run, if you have lung cancer don’t smoke at all and visit your local doctor, if you have emphysema don’t breathe or smoke tobacco and also visit your local doctor.

My classes traits on graphs!

Bar graphs are a way of representing data in a visual manner and today I am going to show you how to make one. Its much easier to read a bar graph than a tally sheet because you can compare things easily due to height. Just follow these simple steps to make your own bar graph!

Items Required:

  1. 1 A4 sheet of paper
  2. gray lead
  3. a rubber
  4. colored pencils
  5. Ruler

Method:

Step 1: Draw a right angle with a horizontal line going right like this:

Step 2: Now, depending on your data/information for example, how many people have dogs and how many have cats, you would put (in this instance) the words dogs and cats evenly spaced out on the x axis (the bottom line)

 

Step 3: Then, depending on how many people are in your class, for instance 24, write the numbers 0-24 on the y axis. Make sure they are evenly spaced.

Step 4: now, again depending on your class, for instance 15 people have dogs and 9 people have cats, you would put your bars on the graph with a ruler up to fifteen on top of the word dogs, and up to 9 on top of the word cats.

Step 5: Then, with your coloured pencils, ( you have coloured pencils right?) choose 2 colour to colour in the bars!

Step 6: There is no step 6!! Your done! Congrats!

Mathsmate term 4 sheet four

Predict: I think that this problem will be some sort of number problem and may involve division or division skills.

Read: Fill in the missing number 36 divided by ? equals 4.

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

What’s the BIG question? What is the missing number in the equation?

Strategies/Mathematicians Toolbox: ’Write an equation’ and ‘Prior Knowledge’

Working out: The way I  worked this out was that I knew from my prior knowledge that 9×4=36 and if I changed it around to 36 divided by 9 it would equal 4!

Summary: The answer is 9 which fits into the equation perfectly. My prediction was correct and I used the strategies I said but not that much of the ‘write an equation’.

Mathsmate post sheet 3

Predict: I predict that this question will be a word problem because of all the words.

Read: A bookshop sold 200 books over the internet in its first year of business. Since then the sales have doubled every year. What was the bookshop’s profit in the sixth year given the yearly profit formula below.

Yearly profit=books sold x$2-$1000

Clarify: Nothing to clarify.

Strategies: Write an equation, Break the problem down.

What’s the BIG question? What is the bookshops yearly earnings?

Working out: I figured out if they sold 200 books and it was 6 years selling and there amount doubled each year they would get over 6 years:  6400. Then with the formula you would have to times it by 2 [$2] which would give you 12 800. Then take away 1000[$1000] which is 11 800.

Summary: My answer is $11 000 I found this problem challenging and I got confused a bit. The strategies I used helped me