Suggestions for Analyzing Loon Migration Data
Here are some ways you can use the migration data you'll find in this report:
1. Plot today's sightings on a map of North America. We suggest
using color-coded stickers, with a different color to represent each 2 week time period.
2. Record the dates loons have been reported at each location. What patterns do you see? Based on these sightings,
can you identify waves of migrants moving in certain directions?
3. During the 2 weeks between migration updates, collect daily weather maps from your newspaper (or download weather
maps from the WWW). Pay careful attention to temperatures and weather conditions in those regions where loons have
4. Predict how far north loons will have traveled by our next update. Make a list of the states and provinces which
you think loons will have reached by then.
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