Thursday, 23 February 2012

world war 2

Cas a global conflict that was underway by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units. In a state of "total war", the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in 50 million to over 70 million fatalities. These deaths make the war the deadliest conflict in human history.[1]

Although Japan was already at war with China in 1937,[2] the world war is generally said to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Germany set out to establish a large empire in Europe. From late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany conquered or subdued much of continental Europe; amid Nazi-Soviet agreements, the nominally neutral Soviet Union fully or partially occupied and annexed territories of its six European neighbours, including Poland. Britain and the Commonwealth remained the only major force continuing the fight against the Axis, with battles taking place in North Africa as well as the long-running Battle of the Atlantic. In June 1941, the European Axis launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, giving a start to the largest land theatre of war in history, which, tied down the major part of the Axis' military forces. In December 1941, Japan, which aimed to dominate Asia, attacked the United States and European possessions in the Pacific Ocean, quickly conquering much of the region.

The Axis advance was stopped in 1942, after Japan lost a series of naval battles and European Axis troops were defeated in North Africa and, decisively, at Stalingrad. In 1943, with a series of German defeats in Eastern Europe, the Allied invasion of Fascist Italy, and American victories in the Pacific, the Axis lost the initiative and undertook strategic retreat on all fronts. In 1944, the Western Allies invaded France, while the Soviet Union regained all of its territorial losses and invaded Germany and its allies. The war in Europe ended with the capture of Berlin by Soviet and Polish troops and the subsequent German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945. The Japanese Navy was defeated by the United States, and invasion of the Japanese Archipelago ("Home Islands") became imminent. The war in Asia ended on 15 August 1945 when Japan agreed to surrender.

The war ended with the total victory of the Allies over the Axis in 1945. World War II altered the political alignment and social structure of the world. The United Nations (UN) was established to foster international cooperation and prevent future conflicts. The Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which lasted for the next 46 years. Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers started to decline, while the decolonisation of Asia and Africa began. Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery. Political integration, especially in Europe, emerged as an effort to stabilise postwar relations.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Call of duty 3

    Call of Duty 3

What are German grenades called?

    Stielhandgranate. Stielhandgranates are like a stick with a cube filled with explosives at the end. They are thrown on their side.
What is the American submachine gun?

    Thompson. The Americans always use the Thompson as their sub-machine gun. The Thompson was banned in the USA later on after the war because people were killing people with them.
What are the Allies invading in the whole game?

    France. This section of WWII was called the Normandy breakout. It was extremely successful on the American part.
When was "Call of Duty 3" launched (in North America on the Xbox 360)?

    November 7. "Call of Duty 3's" launch date was postponed a few times. This was a hassle for the waiting people. People waiting for it to appear on other next-gen systems needed to wait.
What war is "Call of Duty 3" about?

    World War II. World War II was from 1939-1945. It ended when the Japanese signed a peace treaty on the USS Missouri.
What is the British LMG (Light Machine Gun)?

    Bren. The Bren is a large machine gun. Curiously, the curved clip, which is usually on the bottom of the gun, is on the top.
What is the German anti-tank weapon in the game?

    Panzershreck. The panzershreck is like a bazooka. It is extremely large, and you run slower with it.
The four countries you play as are America, France, Britain, and Canada?

    False. The four countries you play as in "Call of Duty 3" are America, Britain, Canada, and Poland. They are the American infantry, British Commando, Canadian Highlander, and the Polish Tanker.
What is your character's name in the American infantry?

    Nichols. When you are assigned to complete an American objective, you are called Nichols every time. It's almost the first word you hear in the basic training.
This mission is the sixth chapter of the game. Which mission am I playing?

    Fuel Plant. This mission starts out with you in a train yard. The player then must get in a truck and provide cover from multiple German squads. Then, the player must plant two charges in specific places in the plant, thus destroying a key German fuel supply base.
In the game, you will hear many people referring to a Panzer. Just what exactly is a Panzer?

    Tank. The Panzer is the German counterpart to the Allied Sherman tank. They are both outfitted with similar weapons. The Panzer, however, is slightly smaller, giving it a slight advantage in head-to-head combat.
Which war does this game take place during?

    World War II. Many of the "Call of Duty" games take place during World War II. One exception to this is "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", which takes place in modern times.
How do you aim your weapons in "Call of Duty 3"?

    Holding the left trigger to aim. This aiming style allows for a more realistic feeling while the player is playing. While holding down the left trigger, the character will aim down the iron sights of the weapon you have equipped. This allows for greater accuracy, rather than just firing from the hip.
In the first mission of the game, what type of building are you trying to fight your way towards?

Telegraph Building. The first mission of the game is called Saint Lo. In this mission, the player's tasks will vary from fighting troops on foot to being the gunner for a tank.

Monday, 20 February 2012


  • Some plants are carnivores, gaining nutrients by eating various small insects and spiders. A well known example of a carnivorous plant is the Venus Flytrap.

  • Bamboo can be a fast growing plant, some types can grow almost a meter (3.28 feet) in just one day!

  • Around 2000 different types of plants are used by humans to make food.

  • Onions might taste good but they can be painful to chop. A gas is released when you cut onions that irritates you eyes, the tears you produce while this happens are your body’s way of washing it from your eyes.

  • In the agricultural industry, to ensure crops of food grow well water is often added to soil in the form of irrigation.

  • Plant matter found at the bottom of areas with water such as swamps can eventually turn into coal due to a process called metamorphosis (changing form).

  • There are over 200,000 identified plant species and the list is growing all the time.

  • Poison ivy produces a skin irritant called urushiol. Touching poison ivy will cause an allergic reaction, usually in the form of an itchy rash on the skin.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Celery Surprise

Celery Surprise
LI: To understand the principle of Capillary action.
Material needed:
  • blue food colouring (optional colour)
  • celery
  • a jam jar (empty)
  • water

1. Pour water in jar to make it full
2. Add in food colouring to jar
3. Put celery in jar


We found little blue coloured vessels.It soaks up the blue water and dissolves around it body.It had lots of little blue spots in the celery.The celery with the least of blue smelt strong and the most blue smelt weak.