Finally! Soccer again! Enjoy 😊
Last week we discussed multiplying two-digit numbers by a one digit number. But what about three-digit number? Or more? It’s similar to what we learned last week. For every number you move over, you add a 0 at the end. Here is an example:
Do you think you’ve got it? Try on this worksheet:
Mount Kilimanjaro, tallest mountain in Africa, is 19 341 feet (5895 meters) tall. It’s in Tanzania and it’s not a part of any mountain range. It’s a stratovolcano. Don’t worry though – it hasn’t exploded in over a 100 000 years!
Mount Kilimanjaro has 3 cones – Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo. The first two are completely extinct, but the last one is only dormant. That means that one day, it could explode again.
Europeans tried naming this mountain when they were colonizing Africa and called it Kaiser Wilhelm Spitze. We went back to calling it Kilimanjaro though, which means ‘shining mountain’ in Swahili (local languages).
Mount Kilimanjaro is relatively easy to climb to the top, at least when you’re talking about the tallest mountains on each continent. You can walk up to the top, like on Mount Kosciuszko. There are two big differences though. The road doesn’t get as close to the top, so it takes between 7 and 9 days to get to the top. The other thing is that the mountain is really tall and just being that high up can make you sick. It’s called altitude sickness and the way not to get sick is to spend some time higher up in the mountains.
Social Science 👩🎓
Roald Amundsen was born in 1872 in Norway. His family was full of ship captains and ship owners. He wanted to be a sailor, too, but his mom wanted to him to be a doctor and he went to school for that until he was 21.
Amundsen was fascinated by polar exploration and joined an expedition to the south pole as first mate and ship doctor. This trip was unsuccessful and they got stuck in ice. They were forced to stay there for several months. This was a scary and dangerous experience, but taught Amundsen many valuable lessons, which helped him make his other expeditions successful.
Do you remember Cartier and Hudson trying to find the Northwest Passage? Amundsen actually did! He was the first person to do so in 1903.
Amundsen planned to be the first person to reach the North Pole. However, he learned that somebody else has done it, so he changed his plans and put together an expedition to the South Pole. Thanks to his experience from his previous expedition to Antarctic, he was very well prepared and reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
Edmund Hillary was born in 1919 in New Zealand. He and his Sherpa (local guide who carried a lot of their supplies) were the first people to get to the top of Mount Everest, tallest mountain in the world. He was also the first person to reach both North and South Pole.
Hillary’s life was about a lot more than just exploration. He was New Zealand’s high commissioner to India and Bangladesh and ambassador to Nepal. He also created an organization called the Himalayan Trust, which helped the Sherpa people. Through the Trust, he built many schools and hospitals for people in the Himalaya Mountains.
Neil Armstrong was born in 1930 in Ohio. He was only 15 years old when he got his pilot’s license! He got a degree in aerospace engineering before joining the US Navy and becoming a fighter pilot during the Korean War. He was also a test pilot, test-flying many new types of airplanes.
Neil Armstrong’s first mission to space was on Gemini 8, when he became the first person to successfully pilot a docking (that’s like parking) of two vehicles in space.
In 1969, Neil Armstrong commanded first flight to the Moon and was the first one to step on the surface of Earth’s satellite. He was soon joined by the other astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. Since there is no wind on the Moon, their footprints are still there.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
Word of the day ❗
Expedition – a journey or voyage of a group of people for a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research, or war.
Watch this little video about Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole: