Mystery Class Update: March 3, 2000
Today's Report Includes:
Leaping Into Your Classroom!
Remember this information was recorded on Monday, the same day you collected your sunrise/sunset data. (This week's sunrise/sunset times are provided at the end of this report)
Seeing the Light? Discussion of Challenge Question #1
Last week we asked "How do seasonal changes in photoperiod affect your
animal's food web?"
Thanks to Kaci, Anna, and Nathan from Mrs. Jones' 6th grade class in Canton, OH, who saw the light! They answered the Challenge Question for the species they are studying, the Manatee:
Generally, the longer the photoperiod, such as in spring and summer, the more
food that will be available. This is because the added sunlight and heat in spring
and summer make plants grow, and the plants provide food for plant-eating animals,
and these plant-eating animals can then be available as food for animals which prey
on them. Also, the added sunlight and heat warm the air and thaw frozen soil and
lakes, making other foods such as worms, insects and fish available too.
For an example of an animal food "Webbing Activity" take a look at the lesson below:
This Week's Sunrise/Sunset Times
Journey North Mystery Class
Data For: Monday, February 28, 2000
The Next Mystery Class Update Will be Posted: March 10, 2000
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