CHRISTMAS AND SCIENCE <ul><li>Do you know the relationship  </li></ul><ul><li>between Christmas and Science? </li></ul>
1. Star of Bethlehem <ul><li>One event that has interested scientists  through the ages is the  Star of Bethlehem . Is the...
What is the Star of Bethlehem? <ul><li>The light from the star served as a guide to the shepherds and the Three Wise Men (...
Scientific possibilities  of the Star <ul><li>METEORS </li></ul><ul><li>COMETS </li></ul><ul><li>SUPERNOVAE </li></ul><ul>...
Possible explanations
2. Santa Claus at nearly the speed of light Santa has a big delivery problem!!
A little bit of Maths... <ul><li>2 billion children in the world </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 children per household </li></ul><u...
Thanks to the rotation of Earth, Santa has more time than children might initially think…
3. The Winter Solstice <ul><li>The shortest day of the year </li></ul><ul><li>The farther north you go, less hours of dayl...
Midnight Sun
4. The Christmas Tree <ul><li>Evergreen coniferous tree </li></ul><ul><li>Types of trees: </li></ul><ul><li>FIR </li></ul>...
Do you know these trees?
Let's see them closer!
5. Snowflakes <ul><li>Snowflakes form when water vapor in the air cools and condenses into drops of water </li></ul><ul><l...
Beautiful, Incredible, Amazing...
NOW, IT'S TIME  TO WORK...
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Christmas andscience Paloma Ramírez

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS AND SCIENCE <ul><li>Do you know the relationship </li></ul><ul><li>between Christmas and Science? </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1. Star of Bethlehem <ul><li>One event that has interested scientists through the ages is the Star of Bethlehem . Is there a scientific explanation for what the Magi saw? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Star of Bethlehem? <ul><li>The light from the star served as a guide to the shepherds and the Three Wise Men (the Magi) to Bethlehem. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scientific possibilities of the Star <ul><li>METEORS </li></ul><ul><li>COMETS </li></ul><ul><li>SUPERNOVAE </li></ul><ul><li>CONJUNCTION OF PLANETS </li></ul>
  5. 5. Possible explanations
  6. 6. 2. Santa Claus at nearly the speed of light Santa has a big delivery problem!!
  7. 7. A little bit of Maths... <ul><li>2 billion children in the world </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 children per household </li></ul><ul><li>800 homes around the world </li></ul><ul><li>160 million kilometers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thanks to the rotation of Earth, Santa has more time than children might initially think…
  9. 9. 3. The Winter Solstice <ul><li>The shortest day of the year </li></ul><ul><li>The farther north you go, less hours of daylight you will have. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Midnight Sun
  11. 11. 4. The Christmas Tree <ul><li>Evergreen coniferous tree </li></ul><ul><li>Types of trees: </li></ul><ul><li>FIR </li></ul><ul><li>PINE </li></ul><ul><li>CEDAR </li></ul><ul><li>SPRUCE </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do you know these trees?
  13. 13. Let's see them closer!
  14. 14. 5. Snowflakes <ul><li>Snowflakes form when water vapor in the air cools and condenses into drops of water </li></ul><ul><li>Each drop freezes into a tiny ice crystal </li></ul><ul><li>The temperature and amount of water vapor determines the shape of snow crystals </li></ul>
  15. 15. Beautiful, Incredible, Amazing...
  16. 16. NOW, IT'S TIME TO WORK...
  17. 17. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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