Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Great Grandma!

brad and jenny too!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My America Westward to Home

Title: Westward to Home , Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary (Book one)

Author: Patricia Hermes

Characters: Pa and Ma, Joshua, his little sister Becky, Uncle Arther, Aunt Lizzie, Rachel (Lizzies baby), Charlie (Joshua's cousin), Grampa.

Setting: They start from Missouri and travel down the Oregon Trail to Oregon where they live in tents.

Summary: This book is about Joshua McCullough traveling on the Oregon trail to Oregon. It is very hard for him and when little Rachel gets hurt and dies under the wagon he takes more and more carde of Becky. Many people die of cholera and accidents. They forded many waters which were scary moments. For example Becky fell in one of the rivers and Joshua jumped in after her. They are lucky they both didn't drown. Some people did drown though. It was hard for the oxen to travel that far and even they died too. The people had to leave some of their belongings along the trail to make it easier for them. Eventually they reached Oregon to start a new home.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Who or what was Neptune named after?
Neptune was named after the mythical Roman God of the seas.

How far is Neptune from the sun?
Neptune is 2,795,084,800 miles from the sun.

What is Neptune's diameter?
Neptune is 30,775 miles in diameter.

What is the temperature on Neptune?
The average temperature on Neptune is -353 degrees F.

How many moons does Neptune have?
Neptune has 13 known moons 8 are named:Naiad,Thalassa,Despina,Galatea,Larissa,Proteus,Triton,andNereid.
How long is a year on Neptune?
A year is 60,190 Earth days.

How long is a day?
A day is 16 hours and 7 minutes.
What are some important facts about Neptune?
Neptune has a Great dark spot discoverd in 1989.In 1994 the Hubble space Telescope discoverd it dissapered.Neptune has three rings.

What is the composition of Neptune?
Neptune is another gas planet made mostly of hydrogen and helium.
What is the air like on Neptune?
The outer layer is about 80% hydrogen and 19 percent helium with a little of methane, ammonia and water ice. The next layer is a super heated liquid of water, ammonia, and methane, mostly. The core is mostly made of iron and nickel.
How much do I weigh on Neptune?
I would weigh more on Neptune than on earth. I would weigh 66, Josie 49, Emmy 27 and Margie 13.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Who or what was Uranus named after?

Uranus was named after the British astronomer William Herschel and was later called Uranus.

How far is Uranus from the sun?

It's 1,700,000,000 miles from the sun.

What is the diameter of Uranus?

Uranus is 31,690 miles in diameter.

What is the temperature like on Uranus?

The average temperature is -357 degrees F.

How many moons does Uranus have?

Uranus has 27 moons here are some of the moon's names: Cordelia,Ophelia,Bianca,Cressida,Desdemona,Juliet,Portia,Rosalind,Belinda,1986U10,Puck,Miranda,Ariel,Umbreil,Titania,Oberon,Caliban,and Sycorax.

How long is a year on Uranus?

A year on Uranus is 30,687 Earth days or 84 Earth years.

How long is a day?

A day on Uranus is 17 hours and 15 minutes.

What are some important facts about Uranus?

Uranus has 11 faint rings made of rock and dust.The cool methane gas gives Uranus it's blue- green color.

What is the composition of Uranus?

It is mostly made up of different ices like water ammonia and methane. It probably has three layers - an outer layer of hydrogen and helium gas, an icy mantle and a small inner core of rocky material.

What is the air like on Uranus?

The atmosphere of Uranus is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane.

How much do I weigh on Uranus?

I would weigh 51 pounds, Josie 38, Emmy 21 and Margie 10