21st Century Skill
Lesson 6 - Pioneer Pastime
I enjoyed the the three days in Alcove spring. I was very relaxed. I had a lot of fun swimming and playing games like bean bag double can.I did not like doing all the chores they were getting in the way of the fun time. The chores I had was cleaning clothes and making dinner. These are the chores that I do on the trail and on my breaks. We hardly ever get to clean are cloths There were many things to do like prisoners base and Simon says. I wish that we can stay there forever. Anyways why do we have to go to Oregon. I love it here. Why can we stay we just will eat leftovers the rest of the way. Anyways we go fresh berries and a real meal.I enjoyed the berries and the vegetables in the stew. What I did not like was the rabbit stew that was not my favorite but I ate it to stay healthy. My favorite part was the apple cobbler for deserts. Yum that was the best thing that we will probably have on the Oregon trail. We had to rest the animals why we were on the stop and they were very happy now that they got to rest. I guess that I have it better than the oxen pulling our wagons. They have had to walk all the way like slaves, with hundreds of pounds they have to carry with people whipping by them making them keep going. I bet if they would have had to walk another 15 miles without rest, they would probably have collapsed. This stop was on that I won't forget the it was fun.
Watery Earth - Lesson 5
I was so surprised that there was so much salt water because there are so many lakes and rivers everywhere like all the great lakes. I also was so surprised that there was 97.24 percent of earths water being salt and that there was 2.761 percent of earths water being fresh. I was also surprised that there was so little air water because of how much it rains and the percentage is only .001. I really need to stop wasting all that water in a day and save some.
Lesson 5-Crossing The Kansas River
So what happen is that we learned about Yellowstone's and what is in it. One of the most common geyser is Old Faithful. We should probably be careful on the trip. In winter when they have a chance they try to get out. It get very cold in winter because the tempter is -30 or below at night and a little warmer during the day. In summer it gets about 70- 90 degrees which is a big difference.There are mud pots and they disintegrate because of the gas that gets out. A hot spring warms up becomes of the magma and the concrete it's is. you could get a chemical burn and they could boll you. I am so glad that we got to talk to a park ranger because she gave us a lot of information.
I learned so much from this lesson about what the people on the Oregon Trail took with them. I took a guitar, and then we bought the rest of the supplies that we will need with us on the Oregon Trail. We all wanted to use a Prairie Schooner as our wagon for traveling and storage, and I think that this decision will help us through the journey. It really surprised me that we got oxen to pull us though. I thought that we would get mules to pull our wagon because they can go longer that oxen in one day. But I guess now that I think about it I realize that the mules are very hard to control and tame, while oxen are much easier to do so. We also brought extra things for the wagon just in-case a part of the wagon broke. We took extra king-bolts and axles, and hopefully we have enough to last us until the first fort that we travel by.
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I thought that the cool thing about this information was that the eagle could attach a reindeer. It is so cool because the eagle is smaller than the reindeer by a lot. The good thing is that there is a big environment but they could kill you very easily. There are bad rabies that could kill you because they will make you very sick. There are big mitosis the size of humming birds. There are also biting flies that would bight you. You use Buffalo fat as repellent weird. The Oregon trail is a hard mission. You would have to pull bugs out of your flour. The pioneers ate as much of the animals because they killed it and they are not waste full. A bunch of people of people died along the way and the put a stone in there memories. They usually died because of unsanitary reasons. You would hardly ever see mountain lions or wolverines along the way. There is a canyon 20 miles long that's big but there is also a canyon 277 miles long it is the great canyon that a big different. This information will help us on the Oregon trail along the way to stay alive. You might get assigned by the leaders to watch the animals and make sure they don't get eaten or run away. You could tell what animal by the way they like the wolves has small ears and the coyote has big ears.
Science Fair !!
Science Fair Presentation - First Draft
Science Fair Presentation - Improved Version
Overall, I think that the Science Fair was a valuable experience because
I learned more about the topic.
I learned the best way to say it.
Made it more educational.
Had a fun time with what I was doing.
I definitely made some mistakes along the way, but I learned from them. Here are some examples
I said that my banana molded the fastest and it was actually the strawberry.
I said that the orange molded one time.
I said that the strawberry molded after 40 days but it was a shorter time because my grape molded in about a month.
If I were give the chance to do anything differently, I would
Practice what I was going to say.
Make it a little louder because sometimes I was quite.
Try to make it funner to listen to.
To get a better hook.
To Make the people wonder the answer.
The reason why we wanted to move west is because we want the rich soil and make a grand bounty of money and food. We wanted to move around and not be tied down like the Mountain Men. We also want to west because we want to find cheap land while other settlers make money in log businesses. To seek new life where it is not crowded. To have mild weather. Others around us are heading west because they want gold in California and others are also going for the good and rich soil just like us. Well when we heard about the amazing rich soil and how there is gold. But what makes me a little sad about going is that I have to leave all my friends and family. I hope that this place is worth it because I am going to go. The only thing that I am worried about is that they are tricking us. There are many free areas as I heard and there is great rich and good soil. But then there is California with is gold rush and thats big. The most exciting thing that is bringing me is the soil and how it is very warm and good areas so so that I can plant.