Cheese wax recycling campaign. I need to arrange a push at school to get the raw material. The plan is to remanufacture the wax into candles and then to sell them at the school Christmas Fayre. Cheesy!!
The Babybel recycling project finally took shape this week. I remade a tealight using x2 Babybel wax wrappers and a new wick. It burns OK — but now need to compare to a “real” tealight.
Celebrating record results (again) - 85% of those entered for a Science qualifiacation acheived A*-C. Well done all and thanks to the students and staff for all your continued hard work.
Two examples of using GIS data and linking it to Terragen for rendering. The first image uses heigh maps from GeoTiff files and the second is faked, just rendering the clouds on the water.
I must find a use for this in class.
Playing with http://flood.firetree.net/ which lets you increase sea level and see which parts of the country will be under water.
Alternatives to PC’s in the classroom.
The 10 OLPC XO’s that I am working with have finally had a “real” OS installed. Instead of the pre installed Sugar, I have upgraded to a full blown Fedora Linux install. The impact has been massive — whilst they are still not the snappiest sub netbook out there, they are now functional as traditional PC’s.
The acid test will of course be the learners when they get their hands on them during the first week of term — I’ll update then.
My favourite picture from Transition Day — flame tests + iron filings.
A four player Stratego board game designed for Science revision. 4 players (teams) each design 40 questions from the past topics, 1 flag and 4 bombs. All pieces (excpet flag and bombs) can move forward or sideways (variable amounts). The bombs kills everything. The aim is to capture the flag of your oponents. Winner is the last team remaining.
Burning Sulphur and Iron to make our stink bomb.