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Up to date news to consider for your one world safety of nuclear power essay

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Monitoring radiation levels outside the damaged nuclear reactoy

Nuclear is the safest form of power, says top UK scientist

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/29/nuclear-power-safe-sir-david-king

and

Japan may have lost race to save nuclear reactor

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/29/japan-lost-race-save-nuclear-reactor?CMP=EMCGT_300311&

and

China forges ahead with nuclear energy

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110329/full/news.2011.194.html?s=news_rss

and

Radioactivity spreads in Japan

 

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110329/full/471555a.html?s=news_rss

Search engines to look for reliable sources for your One World Essays.

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Google Scholar – This Google search engine makes it easy to search for papers, abstracts, citations and other scholarly literature.

iSEEK – Designed specifically for students and educators, iSEEK is a non-commercial search engine. It delivers results from universities, government sites and other noncommercial providers.

OJOSE – The Online JOurnal Search Engine (OJOSE) searches online journals and books. This search engine is best for students who are looking for scientific materials.

Scirus – This search engine claims to have the most comprehensive scientific search engine on the web. More than 450 million scientific items are included in Scirus’ index.

 

Radiation and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident

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An aerial View of the the Fukushima Reactor

An interesting article trign to explain what may have happened to the Reactors after the earthquake and tsunami

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110322/full/471417a.html?s=news_rss

Also, this infographic gives you an idea of the relative doses of radiation released from the reactor and into the surrounding area.

http://xkcd.com/radiation/

Using Sweet Search for reliable sources and references online

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There is a wealth of information online which you should make the most of for your own personal research as well as for referencing IB assignments. However, due to the sheer scale of information available there is ften a lack of quality control.

http://www.sweetsearch.com/

This search engine returns results/websites have been evaluated by other teachers and research experts as being reliable.

You can use this search engine to find references for IB assignments in all of your  subjects.

Use the link above or the sweet search option on the side bar of the blog.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Find out how the cells from one woman (without her or her families knowledge) were used as  building blocks for numerous scientific breakthroughs.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Henrietta-Lacks-Immortal-Cells.html

If you would like to read the book, you can borrow it from me.

IBMYP Biology

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Please look on ilearn.ssis.asia for all lesson and assessment resources

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