Go: Winds Keep Them Down (+0
October 29, 2009: Migration Day 14
Gusty winds aloft mean they won't leave South
Juneau County today and add to their 22 miles. But maybe you can
see the crane-kids by clicking the link to the CraneCam. See those
travel pen and you'll understand why Operation
a plea for
pumpkins. Why? The cranes might say: "When we have pumpkins to
play with and to eat
we can fly. The costumes call it enrichment, but we just call it
having fun. Please, can we have pumpkins...please please, please?" Meanwhile,
YOU can have some fun with today's journal challenges, below.
CraneCam and TrikeCam give us a bird's eye view of
this migration. Take a look!
Journal Question: (a) What
do you do when you feel bored? What ideas do you have
for the crane-kids on no-fly days? (b-for-bonus) On
their last flight, the
birds and trikes climbed to 3,000 feet — by far
the highest these birds have ever been. Pilot
Joe said, "The interstate is
of our destination and we stayed high so the traffic
wouldn’t scatter the birds." Think about the
lives the cranes have led so far. Why do you think
Joe said what he did? What sights or sounds scare
Math: On their last flight, Joe
were flying through the air at 40 miles per hour, but because
of the headwind we were covering ground at only 28 mph."
What speed was the headwind? At
their ground speed was up to 32 mph. What does this tell
you about the air at the higher altitude?
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).