Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My report on Neil Armstrong: Jacob

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He made everybody believe that anyone could go to the moon.

Neil Armstrong was born on the 5th of August 1930 Wapakoneta, Ohio. His parents were Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louis Engel. His father worked as an auditor for the Ohio state government. On July 20, 1936, he experienced his first airplane flight in Warren, Ohio, when he and his father took a ride in a Ford Trimotor.

His father's last move was to Wapakoneta (Auglaize County) in 1944, where Neil attended Blume High School. He went to Purdue University, the University of Southern California. Neil began taking flying lessons at the county airport, and was just 15 when he earned his flight certificate, before he had a driver's license. He was active in the Boy Scouts and he eventually earned the rank of Eagle Scout. As an adult, he was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with its Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and Silver Buffalo Award. In 1947, Armstrong began studying aerospace engineering at Purdue University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Kappa Psi. He was only the second person in his family to attend college, and was also accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Neil’s call-up from the Navy arrived on January 26, 1949, requiring him to report to Naval Air Station Pensacola for flight training. This lasted almost 18 months, during which he qualified for carrier landing aboard the USS Cabot and USS Wright. On August 16, 1950, two weeks after his 20th birthday, Armstrong was informed by letter he was a fully qualified Naval Aviator. His first assignment was to Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron 7 at NAS San Diego (now known as NAS North Island). Two months later he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51), an all-jet squadron, and made his first flight in a jet, an F9F-2B Panther. Armstrong first saw action in the Korean War on August 29, 1951, as an escort for a photo reconnaissance plane over Songjin. On September 3, 1951, Armstrong flew armed reconnaissance over the primary transportation and storage facilities south of the village of Majon-ni, west of Wonsan.

He married Carol held Knight. He also married Janet Elizabeth Shearon on January 28, 1956, at the Congregational Church in Wilmette, Illinois. They had three children, Eric, Mark and Karen Armstrong.  In June 1961, daughter Karen was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of the middle part of her brain stem; X-ray treatment slowed its growth, but her health deteriorated to the point where she could no longer walk or talk. Karen died of pneumonia, related to her weakened health, on January 28, 1962.

There was no defining moment in Armstrong's decision to become an astronaut. In 1958, he was selected for the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest program.  In November 1960, Armstrong was chosen as part of the pilot consultant group for the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar, a military space plane, and on March 15, 1962, he was named as one of six pilot-engineers who would fly the space plane when it got off the design board. A March 1969 meeting between Slayton, George Low, Bob Gilruth, and Chris Kraft determined that Armstrong would be the first person on the Moon, in some part because NASA management saw Armstrong as a person who did not have a large ego. On July 16, 1969, Armstrong received a crescent moon carved out of Styrofoam from the pad leader, Guenter Wendt, who described it as a key to the Moon. In return, Armstrong gave Wendt a ticket for a "space taxi" "good between two planets". The mission took 8 days, 14 hours, 12 mins and 30 secs. When he landed on the moon he said the eagle has landed. When he walked on the moon he said one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.

Neil died August 25, 2012 (aged 82) Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. and was most famous for the words that he said on the moon.

This is apollo 11. The rocket that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon.
This is Neil Armstrong’s footprint on the moon.
This is Neil Armstrong putting the American flag on the moon.

Easy maths: Jacob

Easy maths

1. 10 times tables: I work out  my 10x table by adding a 0 at the end of the number.
For example:
3 x 10 = 3 + a 0 on the end = 30
659 x 10 = 659 + a 0 on the end = 6590

2. 11 times tables: I work out my 11x table by adding the same number at the end if it is in the units. Greater than 10.
For example:
6 x 11 = 6 + the same number at the end = 66
111 x 11 = Greater than 10 = 1221

3. 5 times table: I work out my 5 x tables by halving the even number then adding a 0. If it is an odd number halve it then take out the decimal.
For example:
6 x 5 = Halve the 6 = 3 + a 0 = 30
9 x 5 = Halve the 9 = 4.5 - the decimal = 45

4. 0 Times tables: If it is 0 x something it is always 0.
For example:
0 x 9 = 0
0 x 156 = 0

5. 6 Times tables: 5 x plus.
For example:
6 x 8 = 5 x plus = 48
6 x 359 = 5 x plus = 2154

6. 9 Times tables:
1. 10 x minus the number.
For example:
9 x 3 = 10 x 3 (30) -3 = 27
9 x 578 = 10 x 578 (5780) -578 = 5202
2. Breaking up.
Break up #’s into times tables I know.
For example:
13 x 9 =
10 x 9 = 90
3 x 9 = 27
        = 107
3. Count in 9’s.
For example: 9 , 18 , 27 …......

7. 12 Times Tables: 10 x plus double the number.
For example:
12 x 7 = 10 x plus double the number = 84
12 x 624 = 10 x plus double the number = 7488

8. 11 Times Tables: Greater than 10.
For example:
7 x 11 = Greater than 10 = 77
150 x 11 = Greater than 10 = 1650

Friday, 21 September 2012

My artwork on space: Jacob

This is my artwork on space. As you can see it is Saturn. Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in the solar system. It has rings which are made out of rock. One side is light because the sun shines and one side is dark because the planet is blocking the sun getting on to the other side. Mr. Blackmore taught me to put more life into my artwork by using lots of colours.

I chose this planet because the yellow, red and white rings shows that it is light and hot. The red and orange shows that some of the planet is really hot. This painting shows that there is a bright side to life and a dark side to life. If you are going the right way you'll be very well. I drew the sun because it shows the silver is light and the black is dark.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

My cross country at Dunkirk park: Jacob

This is me running to come first in cross country. I came 6th out of my age group. Andre came 1st, Tevita came 2nd and San tat came 3rd. At the end we all had fun.

Monday, 3 September 2012

My letter to Miss Paton by Jacob

76 Kings Rd
Panmure, Auckland
3rd September 2012

Hello, Miss Paton

Can you believe it has been two weeks since you left. How has your trip been? We’re having a great time with Mr. Blackmore. He has been teaching us a lot about space.

We have learnt new games like fly and running red rover. Mr. Blackmore has taught us easier ways to solve multiplication facts like 5 x 5 = halve the 5 = 2.5 take away the decimal = 25

We had a soccer tournament at point england reserve. The people in my team were Oh s’mar, Isaac, Patrick, Halatoa, Christopher, Rose, Alazay, Angel, Lavinia and Menchun. I was the goalkeeper and I saved 12 shots. Mr. Blackmore was our coach. We won 2 games, lost 3 games and tied 1 game. We came 6th out of the whole competition.