Website of the Week: Eric Weisstein’s World of Science


Science World from Wolfram Research

This week’s Website of the Week is Eric Weisstein’s World of Science, a Wolfram Web resource by the folks who brought us  Wolfram Alpha. This site is an excellent resource for biographical info on scientists, Astronomy, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

Book Week 2013 Celebrations


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Cabra College Book Week 2013 got off to a great start this week with many activities for both staff and students. Each morning students have had a five question quiz and we’ve had some very inventive bookmark competition entries. Year 8 Black presented themselves as a huge human walking, talking bookmark. Each member of the class stepped forward to recite a quote from a book of their choice, identifying the title and the author. All due credit to Miss Becker for the idea and the execution.

Today staff were treated to an excellent Book Week Morning Tea in the Senior School Library. Some of the best dressed staff were photographed getting into the spirit of the 2013 Book Week theme, Read Around the Universe.

Check out the links below for the list of Children’s Book Council of Australia Books of the Year for 2013

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/childrens-book-of-the-year-winners-named/story-e6frfku9-1226698399598

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2013-08/16/c_132637195.htm

Website of the Week: Black Holes From HubbleSite


Search Inside a black hole.This week’s Website of the Week is a special feature from HubbleSite, Black Holes: Gravity’s Relentless Pull. This special mini-site from the people who manage the Hubble Space Telescope offers an amazing range of images, information and resources relating to Astronomy in general and Black Holes in particular. For a fully interactive black whole experience Journey to a Black Hole is for you. To browse the vast amounts of information concerning all things cosmological check out The Black Hole Encyclopedia