Lesson 6 Alcove Springs
I learned all about what the pioneers did for fun today. There were a lot of things we made a whole list and chose one (it didn't have to be our idea) I did leap frog. we also listened to a podcast of people talking about a few games that the pioneers played on the trail and every one we got we got an extra 50 cents we only got 50 cents but that is okay with me.
We stayed at alcove springs today it was so so nice I loved it so much It was really nice we stayed there for a few days we got to rest our animals wash our clothes we have great food to eat. We also got to go swimming a lot it was super nice and I am hoping we can get to stay at alcove springs for a long time some people just want to stay here in alcove springs but I think that we should go all the way to Oregon because it's said to be a lot nicer there in Oregon so I think that we should move on and go further west. So far not one person that we have traveled with has died on the trail. Talk about our good fortune for our group because I know that a lot of people have already died because we have passed so many graves on the trail. We have had a few bad things on the trail but we have learned from our mistakes and we have overcome all of them I hope that the trail goes the way it is at alcove springs because then we would have the best trip of any pioneers that have traveled on this trail.
Watery Earth Lesson 5
Earth's water is 97.24% salt water n earth and we can't drink salt water. .001 percent is the fresh water in the air. the surface water is .01 percent. in the ground it is .61 percent. the water that is ice is 2.14 percent.
I learned a lot about water in this lesson a lot of it really surprised me. I also know how scarce water is it's crazy less than three percent of water in this world we can actually drink because the rest of it is salt water and we can't actually can't drink. The percentages really surprised me. There was so much salt water in the world and like no fresh water which is pretty much the only type of water that we can drink so now I know how scarce water really is and we really need to find a solution.
Lesson 5 Crossing the Kansas River
Beavers were the most popular of the things to trap.
In Yellowstone the winters are really cold and they get sometimes 6 feet of snow.
It's heard to get to Yellowstone because it's up in the mountains.
Native Americans used obsidian to make arrows because they stayed sharp.
Petrified wood is the wood that is covered in ash and it creates stone.
There are geysers in Yellowstone and it can shoot up water in the air.
They found so many things in Yellowstone that are dangerous.
If you go inside a hot spring you will die from the heat.
Some geysers and hot sprigs can be acidic.
the geysers are also really hot and the temperature is about 400 degrees farenheight.
This mystery Skype was cool we Skyped with a park ranger from Yellowstone national park we talked all about hot springs, geysers and mud pots this really surprised me so much and that the geysers were 400 degrees Fahrenheit and The other things were at boiling point and some other really cool things in my notes and the picture up at the top is a hot spring.
A lot of things we are bringing are food and weaponry such as vegetables, fruit and meat. we brought a bunch of tools and stuff for our wagon like axles and king bolts we got 6 extra axles and two extra king bolts. some foods we got were potatoes, carrots and other things that didn't rot fast. One thing that I am worried about is the meat that we brought it might attract bears and they can kill us and our animals in the circle of all of our wagons. But we brought tools like axes and other things that we might need on our journey. I think we have one problem but really other than that I think that we will be fine for our really long ride to Oregon.
We will have to pass rivers on the Oregon trail.
There are more than 3000 bison in Yellowstone.
When you are on yellow stone you are on a volcano.
Yellowstone is bigger than Delaware and Rhode island combined.
Wagons are only ten feet long and three and a half feet wide.
You have to keep the weight of all of the stuff you bring under one ton and a half.
A bison can weigh over one ton.
An Eco system is a community with living things.
Yellowstone is 31 thousand square miles.
Coyotes are one meter from their feet to their shoulders.
Coyotes have a narrow snouts and huge ears.
Wolves have a lot smaller ears it has a shorter muzzle and a dish like shape.
DON'T GO CLOSE TO A COYOTE THAT LOOKS LIKE ITS WOUNDED!!
Wyoming has more of the Oregon trail than any other state.
Coyotes front teeth are calls insizers there big teeth are called k nines then the back are molers same with wolves.
Wolves cane eat 80 quarter pound burgers in 10 minutes.
When you see crows circling that means that there is something dead below.
Wolves and coyotes live in complex families.
We will need to hunt elk and thongs for their pelts.
People didn't ride in the wagons unless they were babies old people or if they were sick.
When you live you will have to leave your best friends.
More people died from unsanitary conditions then rifles, bows Indian attacks and wolves and coyotes.
You can get stopped right where you are if it snows.
Mosquito's can be the size of humming birds.
Coyotes like grass hoppers.
The bug repellant is Buffalo grease and fat.
The main bubs that we should look out for are small fly's and mosquito's.
Badgers like to be in the sun and dig down deep.
Who can cook, skin and shoot badgers.
You would cook badgers over an open fire or in a stew with as much seasoning as possible.
Coyotes have a guard coat that is rough then under it is really soft.
Animals carry rabies and our animals can carry diseases and can give them to the animals on the trail.
In 1843 over 1000 wagons traveled south to go on the different trails.
Lichen grows really really slow the can only grow 1 to 3 millimeters in one year.
Lichen can be used to make different kinds of medicine.
Eagles can kill deer.
I learned so much about the coyotes and wolves I learned how to tell which one is which like the ears and that stuff. We know what they do to get you to come over to them like the coyotes lay down and act like they are wounded. I learned so much and I am excited to Skype with him again. So many things are shocking and would help us on our simulation that we are doing on the Oregon trail. Some things that were shocking was that a eagle can take down a deer.
Science Fair-First Draft
Science Fair Final Draft
We are going there because we are in search for a better jobs. There is rich soil there so hopefully the farming will be pretty good and it's also very cheap to get a bunch of farmland and we can farm crops and we will get more crops then we will get here in independence Missouri. That is why most of us are going on the Oregon trail for farming and to get more crops then we are here.
I heard that people are moving because there is gold in California. Some of the other people are moving for the same reason as us some need better jobs some want better farm land with better soil. Some people are moving because where they live is so crowded.
My name is Damien Starteva I am a farmer New York the soil is to rocky and the winters are to cold so I am going to Oregon for better soil to grow more crops and for nicer weather. Where I am from is to crowded and there isn't much room in New York and the farmland is also very very cheap some of it is even free.
I am excited to go on the Oregon trail because I can finally have better farmland, grow more crops and get all of the farmland that I need. For really cheap!