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    In April of 1959 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr. was selected to be one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury (NASA). According to the NASA website, the astronauts immediately began training for their mission at Langley (NASA). Their training “included a "little of everything" ranging from a graduate-level course in introductory space science to simulator training and scuba-diving” (NASA). While all the astronauts were given different jobs, Cooper’s was to deal with the Redstone rocket, because oh his military background. The Redstone rocket was the first American manned space booster, in other words, it helped the astronauts launch into space. Another job assigned to Cooper was to come up with a design for a survival knife for the astronauts…

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    Vaccines Toxic Essay

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    registered under its trade name Merthiolate and sold as a huge antibacterial, antifungal product to many stores and markets for pharmaceutical needs. Thimerosal which is a compound substance is used as preservation in vaccines for a long time. A vaccine containing thimerosal has “50 micrograms of thimerosal per 0.5 mL dose.” Say the FDA of U.S food and Drug administration. And this preservation prevents the invasion if bacteria and blocks any contamination. However it contains 49.6% mercury…

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    that depression is yet another issue to add to the “laundry list”. Within the article, a question is asked; “If ADHD drugs can cause depression, why can’t vaccines?” A grossly distorted premise and bewildering connection at best, this statement has its basis on the presumption that vaccines contain a lethal amount of mercury. Moreover, that these heavy metals pose a risk of cumulating within the brain and causing complications to its chemical balance. The conclusion then was that the…

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    also an ease to the navigation of this site, transitioning from one planet to the next can be accomplished in the tool bar with a simple click. Another benefit of this site, is that children will be able to research quick simple facts about the planets, of go further in-depth research the missions that NASA has conducted. For each planet there is a team of researchers that compiled the information, this team is easily located on the right hand side of the page for ease of citation. Finally,…

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    The two main types of lights are the sun and the moon, respectively designated as a greater and a lesser light. One reason the moon may be lesser is because its surface reflects the light of the sun rather than creating light within itself, like the sun. The notion of a greater light and a lesser light is similarly expressed in John 1. Jesus, as the son of God, is the ‘true’ - in meaning perfect and ideal - light. John is a witness to the light, not the light itself, suggesting his figure as a…

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    Plato's Heliocentric Model

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    According to Mr. Donahue in the footnote for Chapter 7, “Mars and Mercury are the only planets whose orbits differ enough from circles for that difference to have an effect observable by Brahe’s instruments. Mercury is too near the sun to afford reliable observations of its entire orbit. Therefore, only the observations of Mars could have led Kepler to his ‘new astronomy.’” As soon as he discovered that Mars orbits non-uniformly by sweeping out equal horizontal areas in equal periods of times,…

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    The Ptolemaic System

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    “Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” Before the seventeenth and sixteenth century, the universe was based on the Ptolemaic System, which was developed by Ptolemy, Aristotle's theories, and Christian theology. However, as the astronomical revolution began to disembark, the Ptolemaic Theory was contradicted. The work, mathematical synthesis, and observations of astronomers such as Copernicus,…

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    The Greek Solar System

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    What is the solar system? The solar system is the what we call home, it is the collection of the eight planets and their moons. These celestial objects orbit around the sun, although this was not always the case back in 140 AD Claudius Ptolemy contemplated with the idea or theory of a geocentric universe. The literal definition of geocentrism is having the earth as the center of the universe and the at the other celestial objects orbiting the earth. Theses celestial objects are called planets.…

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    Ray Bradbury’s story, “All Summer in a Day,” takes place on the planet Venus, where it rains heavily all the time. The protagonist, Margot, recently arrived to Venus from Earth. Margot remembers what all the other children living on Venus can’t, the sun. Because Margot is the only one who remembers the light and joy the sun brings, the children grow jealous of her. One lesson that this story suggests is that if you get caught up in your own jealousy, you can end up hurting others. In the…

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    Solar Systems Worksheet

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    Objective: • Understand the relationship of the nine planets in our solar system to the sun by creating a three-dimensional representation. • Understand the planets relative size and their distance from the sun and the earth. Preparation: Purpose: To introduce the ideas of our solar system and enrich their understanding of the world around them Materials: • Newspaper strips torn about an inch wide • String Steps: • First I would divide the students into nine groups. Then I would assign…

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