Mystery Class Update: April 7, 2000
Today's Report Includes:
Seen Any Good Movies Lately?
Your Mystery friends are really getting clever now! You'll find another set of clues below, including the first ever movie to go along with their clue and a photo too. No need for popcorn though, because this Quicktime clip is pretty short. And although it wasn't done in time for the Oscars, and you probably won't recognize the stars of the film, we think you'll get the picture.
Clue Calendar--Two Weeks and Counting...
Clues will be coming for just 2 more weeks and then you'll have a chance to place your guess! Here are some important dates for the coming weeks:
Your Sunrise/Sunset Data arrived once again this week, and all the thanks go to Mrs. Berger and her students from East Hills School in New York .
Remember, this information was recorded on Monday, the same day you collected your sunrise/sunset data. Here are this week's data:
Journey North Mystery Class
Data For: Monday, April 3, 2000
* NOTE: Mystery Classes #3, #7 & #10 have experienced a one hour adjustment to their times since last week. Read below to learn why daylight savings time adjustments like these do not affect the photoperiod.
Daylight Savings Switch: Discussion of Challenge Question #3
Mystery Class #7 had a celebration to mark the daylight savings time change:
This leads us back to last week's Challenge Question, which asked "Can you explain why the Daylight Savings Time change does NOT change the photoperiod." Time-keepers from Connecticut to Oregon really "clocked in" with their answers:
Afterall, people can't tell the sun what to do! It stays up the same amount of
time no matter what time people say it is.
CLUES From Your Mystery Friends
#1 "Two important rivers flow into the estuary on whose shore our city is located."
#2 "Our current Constitution is only 5 years old."
#3 "Of the 33 states that make up our nation, our state was established as the 16th state."
#4 "We have a National Park that was visited by Charles Darwin in 1835. He called it a 'living laboratory of evolution' because 1 of every 4 species found here is not found anywhere else in the world."
#5 "In our language the four seasons are called; 'vinter', 'forar', 'summer' og 'efterar'. We eat a lot of what we in our language call 'rugbrød' and 'spegepølse', and 'franskbrød' and 'kartofler'."
#6 "Our country started out as a penal colony for Great Britain and the first European settlers were soldiers and convicts."
#7 "We belonged to another country until 1949, and the Union Jack used to be our National Symbol.
#8 "We are our continent's largest community."
NOTE: This is a Quicktime movie which requires a Quicktime plugin for your
browser or Quicktime software to view. The file is also large at 587K so be prepared
The Next Mystery Class Update Will be Posted: April 14, 2000
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