quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2009

Charles Darwin

terça-feira, 28 de abril de 2009

Charles Darwin's Exhibition

Está patente no primeiro piso, do pavilhão Um, uma exposição sobre o fantástico Charles Darwin, para lembrar os seus duzentos anos. Esta mostra foi realizada pela professora Graça Gusmão e conta com diversos trabalhos dos seus alunos das turmas 10º1, 11º1 e 11º3. Fica, neste blogue, uma pequena amostra de quem foi Charles Darwin.
Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who realised and presented compelling evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors, through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and much of the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selection came to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution in the 1930s, and now forms the basis of modern evolutionary theory. In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, providing logical explanation for the diversity of life.

Charles Darwin was born in this house, The Mount, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809Charles Darwin was born in this house, The Mount, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809

Charles Darwin, aged nine, and his sister Catherine.

Edinburgh University, where Darwin abortively studied medicine 1825-1827.

Darwin was an avid collector of beetles while at Cambridge. Some of his specimens survive at the Cambridge Zoology Museum.

HMS Beagle in the Galapagos, 17 October 1835 2.15 p.m., painted by John Chancellor. Courtesy of Gordon Chancellor.

Darwin, settled in London, began a life of scientific publications. This is the title page to the first edition of Journal of Researches (1839).
It was first called Journal and Remarks and later Journal of researches and from 1905 began to carry the title Voyage of the Beagle.

In 1842 Darwin, with his wife Emma, moved to Down House, in Kent, where he spent the rest of his life. It is now maintained as a museum by English Heritage.



In May, as in many other countries there is mother's day. On this special day, may we thank God for the mothers who have molded our hearts.

M - O - T - H - E - R

"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"

A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Mother's Day Celebrations
Mothers Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in over 46 countries across the globe. Though Mothers Day celebrations take place at different times around the world what is remarkably same are the feelings with which people celebrate Mothers Day. This is so because mothers are as caring in East as they are in the West. The difference between mothers from one part of the world to the other simply does not exist and so are the feelings of children. All over the world people love to celebrate Mothers Day with their mothers and shower love on them.
How is Mothers Day Celebrated ?
In many countries special prayer services are held in churches in honor of mothers. But the most common method of celebrating Mothers Day is to treat mothers with breakfast in bed. Children allow their mothers to sleep till late in the morning while they along with their father juggle in the kitchen to prepare her favourite breakfast. Most often a Mothers Day card and a bunch of bouquet accompany the meticulously laid breakfast. Many children prepare a card themselves a day before Mothers Day. Some also make handmade gifts to show their respect and affection for their mother. Grown up children prefer to buy gifts from the stores ranging from clothes, accessories to jewellery.
Cakes, cookies and pies are the favourite dishes prepared on the occasion of Mothers Day. Some consider having dinner at home with the family as an ideal way of celebrating Mothers Day, many on the other hand prefer to dine out. Hence, restaurants are seeing more business then ever on the occasion of Mothers Day. Since Mothers Day is observed as a holiday in lot of countries many like to take the opportunity to go out for family picnics and have fun. In several schools, celebrations of Mothers Day are organised wherein children present skits, songs and plays to honour mothers.

quinta-feira, 16 de abril de 2009