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Check the homework page for any extra credit opportunities.

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Extra due by March 1st:

 

EXTRA CREDIT: A large percentage of people are carriers for sickle cell disease in West African countries. Why is this? Write a few haiku poems to explain your answer. (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables)

 

 

 

 

Name _____________________________________                                          Sci _____

 

Directions: Choose a famous Nursery Rhyme. Explain 5 or more scientific principles that are involved.

You may discuss: Gravity, Momentum, Inertia, Forces, Centripetal Force, Fnet = MA, Newton’s 3rd Law, Average Speed, Acceleration, Mass, Weight, as well as Potential and Kinetic Energy.

 

1.      All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel. The monkey thought 'twas all in fun. Pop! goes the weasel.

 

2.      Georgie Porgie, puddin' and pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry. When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away. History: This rhyme refers to the amorous and amoral Prince Regent who became George IV during Regency times in England

3.      Hickory, dickory, dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, the mouse ran down! Hickory, dickory, dock.

 

4.      Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty together again! History: From the East Anglia Tourist Board in England: "Humpty Dumpty was a powerful cannon during the English Civil War (1642-49).

 

5.      Hush-a-bye, baby, in the treetop. When the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, and down will come baby, cradle and all.

 

6.      It's raining, it's pouring; The old man is snoring. Bumped his head and he went to bed; and he couldn't get up in the morning.

 

7.      Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.

 

8.      Jack, be nimble, Jack, be quick, Jack, jumped over the candlestick. Jack jumped high. Jack jumped low. Jack jumped over and burned his toe.

 

9.      Jack Sprat could eat no fat; His wife could eat no lean, And so betwixt the two of them they licked the platter clean

 

10.  Little Bunny Foo Foohoppin' through the forest, scoopin' up the field mice and boppin' em on the head. And down came the Blue Fairy, and she said: “Little Bunny Foo Foo I don't want to see you scoopin' up the field mice and boppin' em on the head. And now I'll give you three chances, and if you keep it up, I'll turn you into a goon.”

 

11.  Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey; along came a spider, who sat down beside her and frightened Miss Muffet away.

 

 

12.  Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man, Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Roll it, and prick it, and mark it with a "B" And put it in the oven for Baby and me!

 

13.  Ring a-round the roses, a pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down! This innocent sounding rhyme, first appearing in the 1881 book Mother Goose, is actually a much older chant that goes back to the 1660s and is thought to be about the Plague of London which killed 70,000 of the 460,000 residents. "Ring-a-ring o' roses" refers to the rosy colored rash one would get. An early symptom of the plague. "Pocket full of posies" refers to the medicine and herbs people carried in their pockets to prevent the plague. "Achoo! Achoo! We all fall down" are the last sneezes of the person and collapse of one who had died.

14.  Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.

15.  She'll be coming' round the mountain When she comes,

16.  This old man, he played one, He played knick knack with his thumb, With a Knick, knack, paddy whack, Give the dog a bone; This old man came rolling home.

17.  Yankee Doodle came to town, A-ridin' on a pony; He stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni.

 

Extra Credit Directions: Choose 2 famous Nursery Rhymes. Type them up. Then explain 5 or more scientific principles that are involved for each rhyme. Draw a colorful picture for each nursery rhyme to aid each explanation.

You may discuss: Gravity, Momentum, Inertia, Forces, Centripetal Force,           Fnet = MA, Newton’s 3rd Law, Average Speed, Acceleration, Mass, Weight, as well as Potential and Kinetic Energy.

You can search for nursery rhymes below or at Google.

http://www.rhymes.org.uk/

http://www.storyit.com/Classics/Nursery/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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