Monday, May 26, 2014

 Solar system
In our solar system we have 8 planets that circle around the sun which is called a orbit. Mars is the only planet that orbits the sun in the other direction.years ago something hit Mars so that is why it orbits in another direction.  What is the solar system made of ?

Firstly, the inner solar system has Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. These are the planets closest to the sun. These are called the terrestrial planets because they have solid rocky surfaces.
The outer solar system has Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. These are sometimes called gas giants.

Secondly, our sun is a medium sized star and where very lucky to have a sun because without a sun there would be no life on Earth. One of the constellations in the sky is the southern cross. If you look up at the night sky you will see two bright stars that point towards the southern cross so its easy to find. There are other constellations as well as the southern cross.

Finally, our one and only moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago which was 30-50 million years before the solar system was formed. The moon is much smaller than Jupiter and Saturn's moons. Our moon is the 5th biggest moon is the solar system.

The solar system is made of planets, moons, stars and galaxies. The sun is a medium sized star and the moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago.

By Jacob Tollison  

Monday, May 19, 2014

                         Hockey skills
Hockey is a sport that is played in the Winter. It is played on turf, field or ice. There is 11 players plus a goalkeeper on each team. You have to wear shoes otherwise your foot might get hit by a hockey stick. You also need a mouth guard so if the ball comes at your face it doesn't damage your teeth. The gear you need is a candy cane shaped stick and a small hard ball. How old do you have to be to play ice hockey?

Firstly, always keep your eye on the ball. If you don't and you try to hit the ball you will most likely miss it and probably hit someone in the face so you have to keep your eye on the ball.

secondly, have your stick straight on with the flat side facing the ball if you want to stop it otherwise it will go straight past you and the opposition could score a goal.

Thirdly, make sure you give a little. When the ball is coming to you and want to block it you need to move your body and stick back a little so the impact of the ball doesn't smack your stick and hurt your arm.

Finally, have your body behind the hockey stick because if your body is in front of the hockey stick it would be hard to block it or hit the ball so it would be much easier to have you stick in front of you.

To answer my question you can be any age to play ice hockey as long as you know how to skate.So there you go. Now you know how to play hockey at any time and anywhere.