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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Scientists as Explorers

Those who dare to dream
Those who dare to challenge the boundaries of space, time, ignorance & science
What kinds of people chose a life of explorations, challenge & discovery?


There have been many scientists who are also known as adventurers – travelling to distant and often unexplored lands. I am feeling a little like an adventurer - travelling to an environment that is remote with a climate that can be harsh and intolerant. With all the modern equipment that we have today, I know my adventure will be a vacation compared to what those early scientists had to deal with.

The list below contains the names of scientists who are also known as explorers/adventurers. For this assignment, you will need to pick 1 scientist and write a paragraph answering each of the following questions. At the least, you should write 1 sentence to answer each question. Remember, more information earns you extra points. Pictures will also earn extra point. Make your posting great!

Scientists/Explorers (pick one):
Alexander von Humboldt
Charles Darwin
Mary Leakey
John Wesley Powell
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Fridtjof Nansen
Alfred Russel Wallace
Henry Walter Bates
Maurice & Katia Kraft
Jane Goodall
Jacques Piccard
Sally Ride
Louis Agassiz
Dian Fossey
Jacques Cousteau
Ernest Shackleton
Roaald Amundsen
Robert Ballard

Write a paragraph with sentences that answer the following questions
1. What country is the scientist from?
2. What kind of education did they have in their youth?
3. Where did they travel? Name the continents and countries they visited.
4. What were their discoveries? What scientific information are they credited with?
5. Include other interesting information about the scientist or their adventure.

Please include the web address at the end of the paragraph.

19 Comments:

At February 11, 2009 at 9:29 AM , Anonymous 2/XJDX said...

Charles Darwin was born in England. Darwin first studied medicine in Edinburg. Darwin traveled to the continent of South Africa. Charles Darwin is seen as the scientist who developed the modern theory of evolution and together with Alfred Russel Wallace proposed the principle of natural selection. While he was at Cambridge University, Darwin joined the "Gourmet Club," which met once a week to eat animals not often found in menus, like hawk and bittern (a type of wading bird in the heron family). His zeal for weird food, however, broke down when he tried an old brown owl, which he found "indescribable." Darwin attended Edinburgh University in hopes of becoming a physician like his father, but soon abandoned the idea because he couldn't stand the sight of blood.

 
At February 11, 2009 at 9:30 AM , Anonymous 2-cmc said...

1.Sally Ride is from Los Angeles USA.
2.Sally Ride went to Portola Middle School and Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. Then she got into Harvard-Westlake School on a scholarship.
3.Ride traveled to Stanford University near Palo Alto, California and also the University of California, San Diego they both are in the United States. She also went to Washington DC.
4.Sally Ride was the first to use the robot arm in space and the first to use the arm to retrieve a satellite.
5.Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger.


Website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride


Picture:
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Images/StarChild/space_level2/sally_ride_big.gif

 
At February 11, 2009 at 9:48 AM , Anonymous 2-ba said...

1) Alexander von Humboldt is from Berlin, Germany.
2) Alexander von Humboldt was tutored when he was young and when he was older; he began Freiberg Academy of Mines.
3) Alexander von Humboldt traveled around Europe, Madrid, South America, Mexico, Washington D.C., Paris, and Russia.
4) Alexander’s discoveries were the Peruvian Current, permafrost, and the first isotherm map.
5) Other interesting information about Alexander von Humboldt is that he was one of the first to bring geography to the world. Also when he was traveling to South America, he went with Aime Bonpland, who was a botanist. They studied the flora, fauna, and topography of the continent and believed at the time that Mt. Chimborazo was the highest mountain in the world. Alexander was also offered a position in the Mexican cabinet but, Alexander refused their offer. He also became close friends with Thomas Jefferson after many meetings. Alexander wrote 30 volumes about his studies. In 1827 he became the King of Prussia’s advisor.
http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/vonhumboldt.htm
PICTURE: http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/images/00001374_Alexander%20von%20Humboldt.jpg

 
At February 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM , Anonymous 2-SB said...

1) Fridtjof Nansen is from Christina, Norway


2) The education that Fridtjof Nansen had during his youth in his collage years at the University of Christiania, he decided to study zoology, But his interest were widespread. Physics and mathematics were also favored by him. One of his teachers had suggested for him to sail too to the Arctic Ocean.

3)Fridtjof Nansen and his team traveled to the west coast of Greenland but were stuck there until the following spring, while he was there he spent his time wisely and studied the intuits and wrote a book on it called Eskimo life.

4) Fridtjof Nansen and his team’s discoveries were how the wildlife and plants grew in Greenland.

5) Some information that interest me on Fridtjof Nansen were that he was a out stander skier won the national cross-country skiing championship twelve times in a succession, and at eighteen broke the world record for one-mile skating. Nansen's passion for the far north during student days when at a tutor's suggestion, in 1882, he took passage aboard a to the Arctic Ocean. On board the "Viking" he made notes on winds, ocean currents, ice movements, and animal life. Nansen did his job well. Second best was never good enough for his uncompromising nature. He made valuable scientific observations; copious notes that were illustrated by excellent sketches.
http://www.polarconservation.org/education/explorers/fridtjof-wedel-jarlsberg-nansen


http://www.mnc.net/norway/Nansen.htm

 
At February 11, 2009 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous 2-cmc said...

1. The sunrise is at 8:03 am and sunset is at 4:59, and Churchill Manitoba is located in a central time zone. Sunday March 8th is when daylight savings begins and ends on Sunday November 1st but for the rest of the year is on standard time.

extra credit

 
At February 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM , Anonymous 2-MJ said...

1) Charles Darwin is from Shrewsbury, England.
2) He also had a great education, he went to Shrewsbury School, and went to Edinburgh University.
3) Charles Traveled to South America, Australia, Madagascar, and the Galapagos Island.
4) He discovered The Galapagos Islands, He was twenty when he left England, Thirty years later he published His Theory of Evolution.
5) “Darwin worked on his theory for 20 years. After learning that another naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, had developed similar ideas, the two made a joint announcement of their discovery in 1858. In 1859 Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'.”

 
At February 11, 2009 at 12:37 PM , Anonymous 7-Chey-Chey M said...

Chey-Chey M.

Sally Kristen Ride

Sally was born on May 26th 1951 She was an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. In 1983 she became the first American women and the youngest American to enter the outer space.

Sally Ride grew up in the United States and her home town was Los Angelus.
Sally attended Westlake school in Los Angeles (Now Harvard- Westlake School.) and had a scholarship where she played tennis player. She was interested in science. She was also a tennis player, and became a national ranked tennis player. She attended Stanford University College and got her bachelor’s degree in English and Physics and her Master degree in PH. D. Sally traveled to other space shuttles and different places around the world to learn more about science and space. Sally finally went into space in 2006 and retrieved on October 4th 2007. Sally always had an interested in science but after her years with tennis she was thinking twice about her decision of being a scientist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride

 
At February 11, 2009 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous 7 thelostsole said...

The scientist name is Charles Darwin. He is from the country of England.
What kind education he had when he was a child was Anglican Shrewsbury School
Later on he had gone to Edinburg University to study marine invertebrates. Then he had switched to the University of Cambridge. His later discovered life sciences theory.
The scientific discoveries he was credited for are what we know as the theory of life sciences. Other information about this scientist is his journey on a boat called the Beagle. This journey had lasted a mere five years. He had spent most of his time studying geology. He had kept notes of his time studying geology and his observations. He had traveled to South America and Australia



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin

 
At February 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM , Anonymous 7-mjg said...

1. Alexander von Humboldt was born in Berlin, Germany in 1769

2. Tutors provided Alexander von Humboldt early education which was grounded in languages and mathematics.

3. Alexander began to study at the Freiberg Academy of Mines under the famous geologist A.G. Werner. Von Humboldt met George Forester, Captain James Cook's scientific illustrator from his second voyage, and they hiked around Europe. In 1792, at the age of 22, von Humboldt began a job as a government mines inspector in Franconia, Prussia.

4. Alexander von Humboldt and Bonpland studied the flora, fauna, and topography of the
continent. In 1800 von Humboldt mapped over 1700 miles of the Orinco River.


5. Von Humboldt sailed to Paris in 1804 and wrote thirty volumes about his field studies. During his expeditions in the Americas and Europe, he recorded and reported on magnetic declination. He stayed in France for 23 years and met with many other intellectuals on a regular basis.
http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/vonhumboldt.htm

 
At February 12, 2009 at 8:37 AM , Anonymous bear tag said...

1.Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861-May 13, 1930) was born at Store Frøen, near Oslo.

2. Nansen excelled in the sciences and in drawing and, upon entering the University of Oslo in 1881, decided to major in zoology. In the next fifteen years he united his athletic ability, his scientific interests, his yearning for adventure, and even his talent for drawing in a series of brilliant achievements that brought him international fame.

3. fridtjof Nansen visited London, England.

4. Fridtjof Nansen had started a program called the Nansen aid program. This was a program that collected money and gave food to the sick and poor of the Russian people.

 
At February 12, 2009 at 8:41 AM , Anonymous 1-D.A. said...

Sally Kristen Ride was born in Los Angeles in May, on the day of the 26th of 1951. (Country-America) Mrs. Ride had attended Portola Middle School, Westlake School for girls and Harvard-Westlake School on a scholarship to play tennis. She then attended Swarthmore College but received her bachelor’s degree (in English and Physics) from Stanford University. She also received a master’s degree in physics at the same institute. Sally and five other members went into space, and then she was stationed in Washington D.C. at the NASA headquarters. The five members and Sally herself discovered the space shuttle robot arm, pharmaceutical experiments, and founded NASA's Office of Exploration. Mrs. Ride was the first American women in space. Two elementary schools in the United States are named after her. She was a very successful woman. Go Sally Kristen Ride!

 
At February 12, 2009 at 8:41 AM , Anonymous 1/ja said...

Ernest Henry Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Born 15 February 1874
Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland

Died 5 January 1922 (aged 47)
South Georgia Island

Nationality Anglo-Irish

Education Dulwich College

Occupation Explorer

Spouse(s) Emily Dorman
Children Raymond, Cecily, Edward

Parents Henry and Henrietta

The country this scientist was from is County kildare, Ireland.
The kind of education he had in his youth was he graduated from Dulwich Collage. The continents and countries he visited is Antarctica.
Ernest and his crew got stuck in the sea in the Antarctic waters when the boat froze to the ice and they were stranded there for 2 years and survived.

 
At February 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM , Anonymous 1J.M said...

1. Jane Goodall was born in London England in 1934. Her dad gave her a life like chimpanzee toy named Jubilee. She wasn’t that in to animals until she had gotten her toy. Her parents were divorced when she was 12. She had moved with her mother to Bournemouth England. She was invited to dig at Olduvai Gorge in eastern Africa . Louis Leakey asked Goodall to study the chimpanzees of Gombe stream national park . She arrived in July 1960. Then returned to the United kingdom where she earned a doctorate in ethnology .The major breakthrough in the field of primatology credited Goodalls discovery of tool making among chimpanzees during her studies. Jane Goodall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
At February 12, 2009 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous 2-khf said...

Jane Goodall has a very big impact on today’s youth. She created an organization, called Roots and Shoots. Which was named after two twin chimpanzees she studied. Together, youths of all ages… are taking action to improve our world through service learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community. She teaches that animals are something to be loved, and something that we can’t take for granted. She is a role model for all people who love working with animals and science in general. She teaches the youth that when you work hard, you can achieve anything. The place where she influences the youth the most is London, where she was born and raised. Jane has traveled to Africa, South America, and North America. Some of her discoveries were anything involving chimpanzees. She happens to be credited with her major efforts in the field of chimpanzee research and protection. She raised a number of questions about primate evolution and the dividing line between people and animals, by humanizing chimpanzees. Critics led to believe that Dr. Goodall became too intimate with her subjects, thus… failing to maintain a proper scientific distance. In 1977 Dr. Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute, which is an organization that promotes protection for chimpanzees along with research on chimpanzee culture.

 
At February 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous 5-mkb said...

Sally Ride is from the U.S.A. She was the first female astronaut in space. At only 27 years old she had B.A., B.S. and masters’ degrees in astrophysics. Sally traveled into space on the Challenger. She spent over 343 hours in space on the Challenger. Sally Ride created NASA’s “Office of Exploration”. Sally Ride joined space.com, a website about the space industry. She also initiated and headed EathKAM, an internet based NASA program that allows middle school classes to take photos of the earth from space and download them. Sally Ride created the Sally Ride Science organization. This was created to provide support for girls who want to pursue a career in, or are just interested in, math, science or technology. She was given numerous awards but some of her most honorable were the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the Woman’s Research and Education Institute’s American Woman Award, and she was awarded the National Spaceflight Medal twice. She was also inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

www.lucidcafe.com/library/96may/ride.html
www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ride-sk.html

 
At February 12, 2009 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous 5-dk said...

1. Ernest Shackleton was from Liverpool, Canada.
2. Ernest Shackleton got his education from dulwich, college.
3. Ernest Shackleton incredible thousand mile open boat journey across the treacherous Southern Ocean. South America, Antarctic.
4. He was the first to find the South Pole. Leadership is widely credited with making the “American Executives Are Adopting the Polar Explorer”.
5. Greatest leader that every came.

 
At February 12, 2009 at 11:05 AM , Anonymous 5-jd said...

1. Mary Leakey is from London
2. Mary Leakey’s father died of cancer in the spring of, 1926.So her mother sold her paintings and moved to a boarding house in Kinston. Her mother put Mary Leakey in a local catholic convent French, Although she spook French frequently, Because her teacher frowned upon her preventable accent. She was expelled for not reciting poetry the right way, and expelled for the second time for convent school for causing an explosion in a chemistry laboratory. After that Mary’s mother hired two tutors. Who were more successful than nuns. Mary most interested was drawing and archaeology. A former Formal university admission was impossible with Mary's academic record. Mary became successful in her life.
3. Mary moved to Kenya with Louis and worked with him in the east west for most of her career. Mary introduced modern archeologist to east Africa
4. Mary discovered servile thing in East Arica. Miocene ape sites and she was instrumental in the recovery of many fossil ape remains , she also study the Pleistocene Tanzanian rock paintings year latter she formed a book called Africa’s finishing paintings
5. Some other interested things Mary liked was reading and just being out side.


i hpe you haveing a great time miss Green
=)

 
At February 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM , Anonymous 4th & 5th period CH said...

Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton is from County Kildare, Ireland.
His education was overlooked and when he was 20 year old, before he had begun to learn Latin.
Ernest Shackleton had visited Antarctica to do a National Antarctic Expedition with other scientist. Ernest Shackleton had organized a British Antarctic Expedition.

 
At February 13, 2009 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous k.t.7 said...

Jane Goodall
1. The country she is from London England
2. The kind of education she had that was her youth was ethnology
3. she traveled to France, England Africa-Kenya, Gombe ,Tanzania
4. Known for ethogy the study of animal behavior, her research has had a great impact on how zoos and laboratories treat animals, books she published helped both kids and adults.
Use more than 1 website

 

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