Class Update: March 26, 2004
A Sneak Peek From Space?
Would you like to see your mystery sites a little early? Here's a little glimpse. Looking down from space, 9 of the 10 Mystery Classes are shown in this recent image of Earth from Space. But "where?" you ask. See if this helps. The dark area of the image shows where it is night on Earth, and the light area shows where it is day. Based on that, we can tell you:
All the (Latitude) News That's Fit To Print!
Forget Nike, Puma, Converse and the others--have you heard the news? There's a cool new invention called "Latitude Shoes". A pair of these allows anyone who wears them to travel aloft around the globe at their own Latitude in just 24 hours. Now that's some hang time! Do you know any athlete that can do that?!
More on this breaking story will be published in next Thursday's April 1st Latitude Sun Times newspaper, but we've got an advance copy for you. We hope you'll find it "uplifting"!
Timely Teacher Tips
Speaking of tracking the time around the globe, take a look at the "timely" World Clocks lesson from Mystery Class veteran teacher Cathie Plaehn (sure to be a big help to Latitude Shoes global travelers), and the "Follow the Sun" lesson to understand the real reason why the sun feels warmer:
We've also collected the latest sunrise/sunset data below and the next set of clues from your 10 secret Mystery Friends too. (They'd love to tell you more, but they can't right now--their lips are sealed.)
All Things Being Equal?
A few weeks ago, we asked you to think about what your graphs would look like on the Equinox. It is said that on the Equinox, every place on Earth has the same amount of daylight and night, twelve hours each. Is that what you discovered? As some of you saw, many locations do not appear to have EXACTLY twelve hours of equal day and night on the Equinox. This made us wonder:
(To respond to this question, please follow the instructions below.)
Remember to continue your egg balancing tests this week and next! After that we'll ask if you had any eggstraordinary experiences in your testing.
In the meantime, take a look at the photograph below of York Nebraska teacher Gayle Kloewer trying to balance a dozen eggs at a table.
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.
Note to Teachers: Plan Ahead and Mark Your Clues Calendar
Here's the 2004 Mystery Class Schedule so you know what to expect from Journey North. Please be sure to plan ahead.
How to Respond to Today's Challenge Questions:
an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Mystery Class Update Will Be Posted on April 2, 2004
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