Our new presentation from John Paul II Junior High School in Daleszyce

Here is another this year presentation, used also in our new Comenius Project “Maths is everywhere”. I think you will learn more about Daleszyce and Poland with some numbers. We visited Turkey in November. Hope to show you some photos soon. Our student Clara is playing Fryderyk Chopin’s Nocturne.

Our Christmas present from Daleszyce

Dear friends,

Here we would like to show you our present for you. It’s an English lesson about Art connected with our previous project “My country through painting”. Ola is a teacher here, our English teacher is holding a camera and the class is a group of students from Class 3b. We promoted our eTwinning activities taking part in the Competition organised by the Polish Centre of Regional Education in Warsaw and The Goethe Institute. We got a distinction so we are very happy. We visited Warsaw – the capital of Poland. And here are some photos as well. We can say that our project was recognised in Poland and Europe, as it shows the lesson in LdL – learning by teaching, a good method. We hope you will like it. Greetings from Daleszyce!

Christmas greetings from Daleszyce

We would like to thank you very much for the Christmas cards we got from Poland and Spain. They are great. Here in the photo our students show the cards from Badalona. We hope that Christmas time was a great event and a New Year will be a wonderful time in our lives.

Now look at our Christmas decorations!

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A Xmas card for you..!

Hi everyone on ”Eureka”!

We wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family..!

We hope the new year is full of  health, love and happiness… 😀

 

click on the link below to see your Christmas card..

 

http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas/merry_christmas/merry_christmas_happy_new_year.htm

 

Elisabeth & Marianna, Grade 3, 2nd  Junior High School of  Paralia! 🙂 😉 :* ..

Swiatecki bomb ejector by Paweł Gielej, class Ib

Swiatecki bomb ejector – was slip bomb device of Polish inventor Władysław Świątecki used in many allied bombers during World War II.

History

Świątecki designed a bomb-release system in 1923. His invention was patented in 1926 in Poland. The first use was planned for the Karaś P.23 light bomber and for Łoś bomber but not used. From 1930 the inventor produced the “Swiatecki bomb slip” in own branch in Lublin. First use of his invention took place in 1925 when the Polish Navy mounted it in imported aircraft – Cant Z-506B.

After the Invasion of Poland in 1939 Świątecki evacuated to Hungary and via Yugoslavia and Italy to France (Paris) where he worked as engineer in military industry. Then, when France collapsed in June 1940, he escaped again, with his family, travelling to North Africa and then by ship to England. There he demonstrated his device to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. He went on to serve in the Royal Air Force as a Flight Lieutenant.

The slip device was modified for use in the Lancasters of 9, 12 and 617 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force for the use of the Tallboy and Grand Slam giant aerial bombs. The Boeing B-29 was modified to carry Grand Slam and Tallboy and the giant 42000lb T-12 bomb, the slip device (The D-9 carrier) was a modification of the Swiatecki bomb slip. These weapons were the largest air-dropped bombs before the atomic bomb. In Project Harken and Project Ruby the Swiatecki devices performed flawlessly.

His slip device was the subject of debate at the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors from 1946 to 1955. The Ministry claimed the device was invented at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough and developed by Vickers Armstrongs. The family received an ex gratia award of £350.

In 1943, an updated version of Świątecki invention was created by Jerzy Rudlicki for the American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

Władysław Świątecki

Władysław J. Świątecki (1895 – 28 April 1944) was a Polish inventor and airman.

Biography

Early life

Born 1895 in Poland. His father was a General Practitioner in St Petersburg, Jan Swiatecki and his mother was Josefa Papreska. He flew in the War of Liberation for Poland 1918 – 1920. Decorated with the order Virtuti Militari, a high Polish decoration for bravery.

Career

Świątecki invented the slip bomb device, which he patented in 1926.The device was planned for the Karas light bomber and for Łoś bomber but not used, though the device was handed over to the Polish Air Force before the war and used by other European air forces. Escaped from Poland in 1939 through Hungary, Yugoslavia and Italy to France (Paris) where he worked as engineer in

military industry. Then, when France collapsed in June 1940, he escaped again, with his family, travelling to North Africa and then by ship to England. There he demonstrated his device to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. He went on to serve in the Royal Air Force as a Flight Lieutenant at Blackpool. There he used his technical skills to translate British technical documents into Polish.

 Death and afterward

 Died on the 28th April 1944 at the Paderewski Hospital, Edinburgh, of kidney failure and is buried in Edinburgh.

His slip device was the subject of debate at the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors from 1946 to 1955. The Ministry claimed the device was invented at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough and developed by Vickers Armstrongs. The family received an ex gratia award of £350. The basis of the family claim was a letter written to the Ministry of Aircraft Production by Władysław Świątecki in 1944, just before he died. On a visit to Farnborough he noticed that Lancaster aircraft were being fitted with his bomb slip device. In his letter he claimed patent infringement which the Ministry denied. The family claim was put forward by his sons, the eldest son also called Władysław Świątecki and Tad Świątecki. The former was an eminent physicist who died in 2009.

Hippocrates

Hippocrates (Kos 460 B.C. – Larissa 377 B.C.) was an ancient Greek physician and one of the most important persons in the history of medicine.

Hippocrates introduced rational medicine away from metaphysical elements, superstitions , prejudices, and the demonology of his time. He managed to match science based on the man with the art of medicine and the philosophical reflection. Hippocrates practised medicine based on humanistic and ethical values, successfully.

His work affected many modern medical specialities and so Hippocrates is today considered the father of medicine.

Finally, he promoted the systematic study of clinical medicine, and he wrote instructions for doctors in his Corpus Hippocraticum.

A 12th-century Byzantine manuscript of the Oath in the form of a cross.

Nicole Panayiotatou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Herophilus

Detail of a 1532 woodcut showing Herophilus (left) and Erasistratus.<br /><br /><br />

Detail of a 1532 woodcut showing Herophilus (left) and Erasistratus

Herophilus of Chalcedon (331-280 B.C.) was a Greek doctor. He was born in Chalcedon in Asia Minor in 331 B.C. and he flourished in Alexandria in 300 B.C.

Along with Erasistratus he is regarded as the founder of the great medical school of Alexandria. He was an excellent pathologist, pharmacologist, gynaecologist, obstetrician, and, probably, surgeon.

 

 

 

He studied the brain, recognising the centre of the nervous system as the seat of the mind. He also studied the nervous system over and over again distinguishing the nerves from the blood vessels and the motor ones from the sensory nerves. But education of the anatomical studies includes the eye, liver, pancreas and the digestive system, the salivary glands, and the reproductive system.

Herophilus was a scientist who founded the scientific method.

Nicole Panayiotatou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Heraclides of Tarentum

Map of ancient cities in south Italy with Tarentum

Heraclides of Tarentum was a Greek ancient army doctor of the first century B.C.

He belonged to the Empiric school and he wrote seven books. He worked in various areas of medicine, such as pathology, opthalmology, and surgery.  He also experimented with making poisons such as poison hemlock, henbane, etc.

Panayiotis Kanelakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

Hypatia

Hypatia was born in 370 AD in Alexandria where she was murdered by a mob in 415 AD.

 

Hypatia was a neoplatonic Greek philosopher, astronomer and mathematician.

She was Theon’s daughter and she got very good education. She travelled to Athens and Italy.

Asteroid No 238 Hypatia, discovered in 1884 was named after her.

 

Der kleine Stern Hypatia (Asteroid) in Meine Fotos by

Mary Roboti, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

 

 

 

 

Theon of Alexandria

Theon was born in Alexandria in 335 and died in 405 AD. In the Hellenistic period Theon was a mathematician and astronomer.

He was the last director of the Library of Alexandria before its destruction and the director of the “Museum” (University) until it was closed down with an order from Emperor Theodosius in 391 AD. He was the father of the mathematician and philosopher, Hypatia.

The version of the Elements of Euclid in 364 was the crowning achievement of Theon and so people were learning geometry for 15 centuries. Theon also wrote arithmetic as well as “signs and examinations” of birds, about the rise of Sirius and the tides of the Nile.

Mary Roboti, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Working hard!

Dear partners on “Eureka!”,

We’re sending you a few pictures to show you that we’re enjoying our project and we’re working very hard on it!

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What about you? Are you enjoying it?

The students of Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Diophantus

Diophantus of Alexandria

Diophantus of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician of the third century B.C. He is sometimes called “the Father of Algebra”. Diophantus was the first Greek mathematician who recognised fractions as numbers. He also made advances in mathematical symbols.

A creater on the moon has got its name from Diophantus.

Moon crater
19
 km diameter
2590 mt height walls
27.6N – 34.3W
Between west Imbrium sea and east Procellarum

Dark streaks in Diophantus crater

Elli Tzamakou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

 

 

Euclid

Euclid was a Greek mathematician. In our days he is known as the “Father of Geometry”. He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy. His name, “Euclid”, means “Good Glory” in English.

Elli Tzamakou, Grade 2,  2nd Junior High School of Paralia