Sossina Haile
Sossina has the ability to generate her power from different power sources.
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The full story of Sossina is unknown. xxxxxx
Sossina's superhero outfit has the xxx of solid acid fuel cells imprinted on it.
In the background of her drawing you will her lab/office at Caltech
THE DRAWING'S HIDDEN TREASURES
SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
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Sossina moved with her family to Minnesota, USA in the 1970s.
Hypatia is now known to have edited and corrected Book III of Ptolemy's Almagest, A 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise.
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Born: 1966
Occupation: Mathematician
Sossina M. Haile
TRUE IDENTITY
She created the first solid-acid fuel cell using a new type of "superprotonic" compound. While continuing work in fuel cells, Sossina has also begun looking at excess solar and wind electricity to transform low-cost inputs into value-added products.
Haile was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1966. Her family moved to Minnesota, USA in the 1970s. Sossina loved science as a child.
I delight in the discovery
WHAT'S A MATHEMATICIAN?
A mathematician is someone who uses their knowledge of mathematics to solve mathematical problems.

Mathematics is concerned with numbers, data, quantity, structure, space, models, and change. Mathematics includes the study of such topics as algebra and geometry.
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Hypatia did not wear the usual women's clothing of the time, she wore a scholars gown.
She did a lot of exercise, she rowed, swam and frequently went horseback riding.
Join a curator from the British Museum to learn more about Astrolabes and how they were used.
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DID YOU KNOW ?
2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof: The Library of Alexandria.
What's the Library of Alexandria?
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Some types of curves that we see everyday have a common. connection. They are obtained by intersecting the surface of a cone with a plane and so are called Conic sections or Conics.
What are Conic Sections?
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She was loved and admired by her students and people came from all over the world to hear her lectures.
Hypatia was trained as a mathematician and taught to become a great speaker.
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ACTIVITY
MAKE YOUR OWN PAPYRUS
STEP 1: Mix equal amounts of water and PVA glue in a bowl.

STEP 2: Use the newspaper as a surface to work on, make it as big as wide and long as Payprus you want to make

STEP 3: Cut the brown paper bag into strips (you can also tear the strips but we found cutting them made it easier to make the papyrus)

STEP 4:
Dip the strips of brown paper bag into the Glue/Water mixture (make sure they are well covered.

STEP 5: Lay the first strip vertically and align it with the edge of the newspaper you have laid out on your table. Then continue to lay strips vertically letting the pieces of brown paper overlap. Continue until you reach the end of the Newspaper. Press and smooth to remove excess liquid.

STEP 6: Now run strips horizontally, just like you did when you were laying the strips vertically. When finished press and smooth to remove the excess liquid.

STEP 7: Let the papyrus dry. Once dry your papyrus is ready to write or draw on!
What you will need
  • PVA Glue
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper or baking parchment
  • Brown paper bags
  • A bowl & scissors
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