Mystery Class Update: February 16, 2001
Today's Report Includes:
Notice Any Changes?
Thanks to our 10 secret Mystery Classes for providing the second set of sunrise/sunset data from around the world! Remember this information was recorded on Monday, the same day you collected your sunrise/sunset data.
As you plot this week's data on your graph, ask yourself the following questions. Can you determine. . .:
Dog Eat Your Newspaper?
No problem! You now have another excellent research tool to look up your own hometown sunrise/sunset times, courtesy of Professor Joan Berger, Internet Educational Consultant, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. Prof. Berger tells us that by using this Internet resource with your latitude and longitude coordinates, you can find your own sunrise and sunset times. Just go to:
Carpe Diem! Discussion of Challenge Question #1
Last week we asked about the meaning of two expressions that most people use everyday, but probably never stop to think about: "What do the initials 'A.M.' and 'P.M.' stand for anyway?"
We had many correct answers from students from New York, Michigan, Florida, Delaware and other locations. Three answers really "seized the day" using the latin origins of these expressions:
Miss Bailey's third grade class at Citrus Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL really showed how to seize a broad range of research sources:
Our thanks and congratulations to all the students who answered Challenge Question
#1. Nice job everyone!
This Week's Sunrise/Sunset Times
Remember, the secret Mystery sites recorded their times last Monday, the same day you collected your own local sunrise/sunset data.
Journey North Mystery Class
Data For: Monday, February 12, 2001
* Journey North Mystery
Class #5 reported 00:00 for their times and said "Hey Dudes--No sunset or sunrise
yet--have fun finding us!"
The Next Mystery Class Update Will be Posted on February 23, 2001
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