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FINAL Mystery Class Update: May 11, 2012

Introducing the Class of 2012! Travel the animated globe to meet and greet your new friends. Which class sleeps in a "donga?" Which ones eat "Chakalaka" or "Pakoras" or "Yorkshire Pudding"? Which class has monkeys in their schoolyard? Find out now!

This Week's Update Includes:

Image of the Week

Image of the Week
Meet and Greet: The Class of 2012

Spinning globe showing locations

Mystery Class Introductions on the Globe

Or click on each postcard

Meet & Greet postcards MC #1 MC #2 MC #10 MC #5 MC #6 MC #9 MC #4 MC #3 MC #8 MC #7

Gratitude: A World of Thanks!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the teachers, students and scientists at all ten Mystery Classes! Everyone did an outstanding job compiling their clues and Introductions, which in turn lets us all learn so much about them and their cities and countries.

A World of Thanks

A World of Thanks

Finally, we want to thank Rod Nerdahl, an astronomy expert and teacher, for all the careful work he did again this year compiling the sunrise/sunset data and more! Rod's careful work is essential and we are lucky to have his expertise!

Congratulations! Contest Results

Congratulations to all Mystery Class participants! Here are the results of this year's contest by grade level:


Students celebrating
Connect: Report Daylength

Don't let the sun go down on the Mystery Class season before reporting your local daylight one more time for May 7th.

Mystery Class: A study of sunlight and the seasons
Photoperiod Map

International Locations Wanted: Mystery Class 2013

We're looking for classrooms OUTSIDE North America for Mystery Class 2013!


Mystery Class 2013?
Annual Evaluation: Please Share Your Thoughts

Please take a few minutes to complete our Annual Evaluation. We welcome your feedback.

Annual Evaluation
This is the FINAL Mystery Class Update for 2012. Have a great summer, and join us again next year!