By Lindsay, William, Jose, and Gissele
I am going to tell you about a beautiful place called Death Valley National Park. It doesn’t seem great, but just trust me, it is a wonderful place. Death Valley National Park is located in eastern California and Nevada. Death Valley opened October 31, 1994. Some activities you could do in Death Valley National Park are going golfing, camping, go see Dante’s View and go to the highest point within Death Valley National Park Telescope Peak.
There are accommodations in the park one of the places you could stay is the Oasis, it is a 4-star hotel and from the looks of it, they have a huge pool.
Some of the historic places in Death Valley National Park are Scotty’s Castle, Charcoal Kilns, Harmony Borax Works and Eureka Mine. There is a visitor center where you could join a ranger-guided tour. To learn more about their wildlife they have a natural history museum also you could go hiking to see the wildlife in action. This is a great national park maybe now you would like to visit?
Montserrat is a 4th grader who wants to stop global warming.
I read an article on NewsELA about the Amazon rainforest fires. There have been 74,155 fires this year. Some people start the fires on purpose and sometimes on accident, but the problem is that those fires are making global warming worse. The forest holds carbon dioxide and without the trees the carbon dioxide goes into the air, making it worse for global warming.
It's very hard to stop these fires because the president of Brazil wants more farming and mining so he doesn't want the forests saved. People don't agree with how the Brazilian president is using the land and effecting global warming.
If we don't put out the fires, the rainforest will be changing and it won't get better. The situation won't get better unless we put the fires out and start protecting the Amazon rainforest.
Yosemite National Park
By Lindsay Rodriguez
Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place it is in the mountain region it is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Yosemite national park is best known for its waterfalls it was first protected in 1864. Yosemite is nearly 1,200 square miles. On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park and it is more than 125 years old.
Some things to do in Yosemite National Park are that you could go walk among giant sequoias, see black bears, go camping, go rock climbing, go ice skating in half dome village, go on a tour or a ranger-led activity and go bird watching.
There are accommodations the hotel is 4.4 stars the name of the hotel is Ahwahnee. There are 13 campgrounds where you could go camping. There are also cabins that you can rent. Curry Village has 46 cabins with private baths, 14 cabins that share bathrooms, 403 canvas tent cabins, and 18 standard motel rooms
There is also a nature center where you learn about wildlife and plants. In Yosemite National Park there is an exhibit hall where you can learn how Yosemite’s wonderful mountains were formed and how wildlife adapts. Right next to the visitor center there is a display that shows the cultural history of Yosemite national park. Now you know why the Yosemite National Park is such a wonderful place.
Channel Islands National Park
By Gissele Deras-Medrano
Today I will be writing about the Channel Island National Park, this park has 5 islands off the Southern California coast. The islands have many different unique plants and animals.
To get to the islands you have to take a ferry. It is a good idea to have a reservation because they only allow a certain number of visitors at once. They are very strict about what you can take to the island. Anything you take to the island you have to bring back. There are no restaurants or stores on the islands. They are trying to protect the animals and plants and keep it natural.
Anacapa islands has trails to a lighthouse and inspiration point . Santa Cruz Island has many sea caves including a big painted cave. Santa Rosa Island features rare plants like torrey pines . Thousands of seals gather on San Miguel Island at Point Bennett. There is only one campsite and you have to get permission to stay. The visitor center is actually in Ventura on the mainland. It features a bookstore, exhibits and a 25-minute park movie.
By Delila Altamirano
We were looking at different cracks and how they were formed. The tree roots had cracked the asphalt and bench area. We were looking for seeds and root wedging. I found a seed in my crack. That means when the seed grows into a tree there will be root wedging.
We asked the class after the eclipse what surprised them.
-Some said it looked like a banana.
-The sun was really powerful.
- The sun was reddish and orange while looking through the glasses.
- It got darker.
-The sun looked diffferent
-It looked like the moon.
-The pictures below are from Monday August 21,2017. We are using paper to watch the eclipse by looking at the shadow, so we do not damage our eyes by looking at the sun.