Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Thank you!

Hello JRCS Scientists!

Thank you for visiting our blog this school year. Please join us again in September for more Science related articles.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Are dogs smart?

Hello JRCS Scientists!

Dog is a man’s best friend-dogs! They have been with us for thousands of years. They are always by our side in times of happiness and sadness. Learn more about these wonderful creatures by watching this video:

Lauren Simson 9D

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Is your phone changing you?

Hello JRCS Scientists!

Have you ever wondered about the impact that your phone is having on your body? Some of the impacts are shocking! So, put down your phones, look up from the screens and look out to the world around you! 

Here is a video to explain in more detail:

Lauren Simson 9D

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Hello JRCS Scientists!

We live in a spiral galaxy called the milky way.  In the galaxy we are one tiny spec. In our solar system there are 8 (9 if you include Pluto) planets. We are the 3rd from the sun meaning we have the perfect conditions for life.

The names of the planets (and their conditions) are:

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It orbits the Sun quickly, once every 88 days. Mercury is small, Because Mercury is so close to the Sun meaning it is very hot. The surface of Mercury is gray to orange in color, and is covered with craters.

Venus, the second planet away from the Sun, is Earth’s closest neighbor. It is about the same size as the Earth.  We could not breathe on Venus, because the atmosphere would be very toxic to humans. This atmosphere gives Venus a brownish-yellow color. It also traps heat (making the surface of Venus the hottest in the Solar System.

Earth is a little more than 12,000 kilometers in diameter. It differs from the other planets because it has liquid water on its surface, maintains life, and has active plate movement.

Mars is a little more than half the size of the Earth.  Mars has a very thin atmosphere which is composed largely of CO2. Its surface is very cold, and is covered with craters, volcanoes, and large canyons. Mars is reddish in color.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. Its surface is made up of gas (mostly hydrogen), so that if you landed on the surface you would sink into it. Jupiter probably has a core of metallic hydrogen and rock.  The outer gas part of Jupiter is broken into bands of white, yellow, red, and brown clouds. Jupiter has 4 rings mainly composed of dust. Huge oval-shaped storms also occur on the surface.

Saturn is well known for its system of three rings. It is a large planet. Like Jupiter, Saturn is composed of mostly gas, and has a core composed of rock and metallic hydrogen. The surface of Saturn looks banded, and has a brown-yellow color. Saturn’s rings are probably composed of small particles of ice and rock.

Uranus is about 4.4 times the size of the Earth. It is covered by a thick layer of gas, and has a fairly uniform blue-green color. Uranus  is surrounded by a system of nine rings.

Neptune is slightly smaller than Uranus. Its atmosphere appears blue , and is marked by large dark blue storm systems. It is surrounded by a system of five rings.

Pluto in 2006 was renamed as a dwarf planet. Pluto is probably composed of rock. Its surface and color are unknown.

Photos source: Google images

By Deanna Allman 9D

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Could we be immortal?

The answer is YES!

In the not-so-far future, we could be uploading ourselves to computers, having microscopic robotic organisms put into us and much more. We are evolving and quickly, but we should try to remember that although it is good to evolve, there are also many doubts about such futuristic technology. Here is a clip to explain more:

Lauren Simson 9D

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

What happens to you when you eat/drink too much of these daily foods?

Hello JRCS Scientists,

Today we will be looking at everyday foods that could kill you or harm your brain if you digest too much of them. Here is a short video explaining more about this:

These are all very interesting facts that could interest your science teacher as well as your class.

Lauren Simson 9D

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Can plants THINK?

Plants have now been proven to REMEMBER a variety of different things: from pain to pleasure, they remember it all. They can only remember these things for a short time period but they still remember it! Watch this clip to get a better understanding on a plants memory:

Hopefully, you will now understand more about a plants remarkable memory.

Lauren Simson 9D