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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Page 8 MENU November 21-25, 2011 Monday: Bar-B-Que/bun, french fries, carrot sticks, peaches, milk wheat bread, milk Wednesday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, carrot sticks, apple, wheat bread, milk Weekly Science Quiz by Douglas Clark The Discovery of Electromagnetism Tuesday: Roast chicken, Thursday: No school mashed potatoes/gravy, veg- Friday: No school Hans Christian Orsted was a Danish scientist and philoso- etables/dip, mixed fruit, pher that discovered the unique relationship between electric currents and magnetic fields. Orsted had been investigating COLLEGE NEWS electric and magnetic properties for several years, and in 1820, while Preparing for an experiment during a lecture at the University of Copenhagen, he noticed a compass needle, which happened to be lying next to a wire circuit, moved DSU students three works of art for consd- when he switched the electric current on and off. He had eration for inclusion in the found evidence of a direct connection between electricity and exhibit at exhibit and at least one of the magnetism. A few months later after more intensive invest- Washington artworks per invited artist is gations, he published his discovery that an electric current Pavilion included in the exhibition, produces a magnetic field as it flows through a wire. Soon Students selected from after, there was a tremendous outbreak of research in this new The University Invitational DSU include: Margaret field of electromagnetism, and in 1824 the British scientist exhibition returns to the Pillatzki, from Milbank, S.D., William.Sturgeon invented the electromagnet. Today, electro- Washington Pavilion Visual Amanda Deprez from magnets are used in a variety of ways, from electric motors, Arts Center (WPVAC) with Westbrook-Windom, Minn., transformers and generator to electromagnetic suspension for works from several Dakota Tyler Wall from Aberdeen, MAGLEV trains. State students. The exhibition S.D., Michelle Davis from One of the early uses for this new technology was in stage displays work from 10 col- Warren, Conn., and Bethany magic. The French master magician Jean Eug6ne Robert- leges and universities in Mlady from Mount Vernon, Houdin used a powerful electromagnet in one of his most South Dakota and opens S.D. famous tricks, The Light and Heavy Chest. Robert-Houdin Friday, Dec. 16 with a recep- The exhibition features the brought a small wooden box on stage and declared that he had tion from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. students' artwork until Feb. found a way to protect it from thieves. He would then ask a DSU faculty Coordinator 12. small child to lift it, which the child would do with ease. Then for the event, Alan For more information onhe would pick a full-grown man from the audience and ask Montgomery, asked faculty the UnNersity Invitational him to lift the chest. And try as he might, the man could not to select strong student work exhibit or WPVAC, visitlift the box. What was unknown to the audience is that the to submit to the exhibition, chest had an iron plate embedded in its based and under the Each artist submits up to stage was a powerful electromagnet which the magician could turn off and on by a hidden switch. What made this trick even more incredible is that Robert- Houdin used it to help squelch a rebellion in French Algeria. In 1856, after his retirement, Robert-Houdin was asked by Napoleon III to help pacify the Marabouts there. The Marabouts were able to control their tribe with their "magi- cal" abilities and had advised their leaders to rebel against the French. Napoleon wanted Robert-Houdin to show that French magic was more powerful. Robert-Houdin used The Light and Heavy Chest trick by inviting the strongest tribesman on stage and asking him to pick up the wooden chest, which he did with ease. Then Robert-Houdin announced that he was going to take his strength. Waving his wand he declared, "Now you are weak....Try to lift the box." The tribesman laughed at this and struggled with all his might trying to lift the chest, but it would not move! Then he tried to rip it apart, but the box had been rigged to give an electric shock when he tried to rip the handles off. Screaming in pain, the tribesman let go of the chest and ran out of the theater. After his performances were done, he visited with the tribe leader and was given a scroll professing the tribes loyalty to France and praising his magical powers. Robert-Houdin went back to France with his mission accomplished, having sup- pressed any possible rebellion. 1) True or false: Orsted invented the electromagnet. 2) An electric current produces a(n)field. 3) The magician Robert-Houdin used a(n) as the secret behind his most-famous trick, The Light and Heavy Chest. 4) Which of the following does not use an electromagnet? a) an electric generator b) a flashlight c) a speaker d) a hard disc drive 5) True or false: An induced magnetic field Can be detected by a compass. Answers page 2 Copyright (C) 2011 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. WWG High School first quaffer honor r011 A Honor Roll Grade 7: Calle Anderson, Megan DeSmith, Stacy Hanson, Jack Jorgenson, Matthew Kleven, Cassidy Mischke, Beth Nelson, MaKenna Takle, Pahnia Vue, Yer Xiong, Peter Yang Grade 8: Nicholas Berg, Morgan Dennistoun, Abby Herding, Samantha Hotzler, Mariah Olson, Juliana Pederson, Meng Vang, Mandy Yang Grade 9: Tarynn Dallenbach, Abigail, Dusek, Zuag Paj Her, Madeline Johnson, Kaylee Mischke, Elizabeth Woelber, Sandy Yang Grade 10: Tyson Berg, Levi Bunting, Dayna Comnick, Caleb Dusek, Eli Gundermann, Affiny Her, Shiney Her, Zua Her, Trey Kockelman, Matthew Otto, PaKou Vue, Si Vue, Mai Her Xiong, Steven Yang Grade 11: Reed Bakken, Nathan Byers, Megan Dallenbach, Darian Gilb, Stephanie Gundermann, Calvin Hang, Kylee Jenniges, Tommy Knudson, Taylor Lindaman, Dana Madson, Hailey Osland, Vang Vue, Yuepan Vue, Chorly Xiong, Megan Yang Grade 12: Jacob Comnick, Madeline Frank, Shawn Hanson Kasia Her, Mai Lee Her, Mai Yia Her, Jarett Herder, Dylan Jenniges, Dana Kells, Nicholas Lehnhoff, David McClellan, Amy Nelson, Jamie Olson, Derick Ourada, Tong Vang, Chitayen Vue, Wongfen Vue, Briannon Weringa, Anne Woelber, Kolee Yang, Maureen Yang, Nancy Yang, Xong Yang B Honor Roll Grade 7: Ashley Baker, Avoree Bakken, Jordan Bosacker, Cole Bunting, Ryan Cummiskey, Beth Ann Danielowski, Gabriele Grams, Adam Hass, Beau Herding, Tyler Keithahn, LaRaya Nelson-Kosel, Koua Vang, Pheng Vue, Emma Woelber, Chueyee Xiong, Bao Yang, Sai Yang Grade 8: Tessa Busswitz, Brennon Cooley, Mc Kenzie Deprez, Kenji Hang, Kennedy Her, Randolph Knutson, Cole Olson, Jacob Otto, Brandon Pacholl, Ashton Quade, Natalie Villegas Grade 9: Kaylan Glenn, Sophie Horkey, Deziree Koenig, Tyler Schoborg, Sheng Thao, Dina Vosberg, Fa Vue, Kao Xiong Grade 10: Steffanie Ankrum, Shane Buehman, Alexander Bums, Alexa Byers, Austin Olson, Andrew Pederson, Madison Takle, Brady Williams, Jimmy Woelber, Tey Xiong, Benzie Yang Grade 11: Ryan Behne, John Elzenga, Paige Erickson, Hailey Ewy, Aaron Hass, Madelyne Hemp, Cha Her, Kelsi Long-Wahl, Andrew Merrick, Hunter Priegnitz, Chou Xiong, Rocky Yang Grade 12: Ryan Byers, Karleyn Deprez, Jocelynn Glenn, Eli Herding, Amelia Melmberg, Michael Pierson, Sara Schoborg, Kong Xiong, Dinny Yang AgStar Left: Westbrook Fire Chief Curtis Madson accepted a check for $2,500 from Ag Star representative Josh Swanson. The money will be used to purchase an updated radio for the department. This past week- end Kevin Byers found two Buffalo skulls while hunt- ing along Dutch Charley Creek on the Duane Byers farm north- east of Westbrook. Byers found the skulls laying in the creek bed where the water was very low due to the drought conditions. At Right: Byers held a skull along with visitor Nicole Nelson of Minneapolis. II We are proud to be the original state-of-the-art small town fitness center in our area. Centers in Slayton, Tracy, Milroy, Lake Benton, Lamberton, and now Balaton have followed our lead. WWG continues to use profits from the center to help fund our summer recreation programs. Part of the reason for this success is by getting by with 5-hour-per-week employees with Dixie in Westbrook and Kellie in Walnut Grove. These two ladies are available to help sign up new members and keep current members updated. The Blue Cross Blue Shield fitness center discounts continue to be a great source of revenue for both of these fitness centers in the area. We are looking for ideas to renovate and improve our centers and programs. I am hopeful we can keep that "big time" center feel in our small towns. It is difficult to keep everyone happy with only 5 hours a week for administration of the centers but it is good for the bottom line of the school. Please contact Dixie 7 days a week in Westbrook at home 274-6327 or her cell at 829-0007 any time from 8 - 6 and LEAVE A MESSAGE! Please contact Kellie at the Walnut Grove School at 859-2141 from 8-4 and LEAVE A MESSAGE! If you do not get a response within 24 hours please contact me by calling or texting 828-6608 from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. and I will assist. These ladies have been with me since the beginning and take great pride in our centers. Hours at both centers are 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 7 days a week. I also welcome comments at this number or email me at lwoelber@ and I will be happy to respond. We cannot keep these centers at their best without your feedback regarding customer service, room atmosphere and equipment. ! Lay Woelber, Superintendent 228521 Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 or 1-800-410-1859 WWG High School Theater Department Presents the Musical Adult $6 Students $4 228511 ",