1. What is the cryosphere?
Watch the Cryosphere Movie from NASA.
a. Who lives in the cryosphere?
b. Even if you do not live in the cryosphere, it matters to you.
2. The other day I drove past a water tower. I wondered ....
a. Why is it so high?
b. When does it release water?
c. Where do cities put their water towers?
d. Does the water in the tower freeze in a very cold winter?
Research challenge - What is the source of potable water for your community?
3. Go to TerraServer. TerraServer provides free online access to USGS digital aerial photographs.
Example: I live on a mountain near the confluence of the north and west branches of the Susquehanna River.
4. Think about the last time you put ice cubes in a glass and then added water.
Use a search engine to figure out - Why does ice float? After all it is solid water!
5. There is a time in everyone's
life where math comes in pretty handy. That is cooking time.
a. How many tablespoons are there in one and one half cups of flour?
b. The recipe calls for 5 cups of cream.
*5 cups is how many pints of cream?
*Five cups is how many quarts of cream?
*Which container would you buy? Explain why.
c. How many teaspoons are there in 1/8th cup of sugar?
d. You are making chicken noodle soup from an 8 fl. oz.
can. The directions say to add 1 cup of water.
6. Some silly scribblers use alliteration solely to supply
information on a sour subject or serious situation.
Write a sentence that uses alliteration.
7. Watch this geometry related video at TeacherTube.
What is the subject of the video?
Give three examples of objects that have this specific geometric shape.
February 1881, Mary Walton received a patent for her invention.
9. Watch The Laws of Exponents @ Math Dude.
When do you add the exponents?
What is a lunar eclipse?
Identify a lunar eclipse that will occur this year.
Will you be able to see it or were you able to view it?
Observe the August 2007 eclipse on this page.
Danjon Scale of Lunar Eclipse Brightness - Where do you rank this eclipse on the Dajon scale?
Think about it - Name another scale that scientists use to rate/rank a natural event.
11. Dessert Challenge - use this to find how much exercise you need to burn off the
b. Amount of exercise -
BTW - (By the way) Negative calorie foods burn more calories in their digestion, than they offer.
Suppose you enjoy a clementine for dessert.
c. How many calories does a clemetine have?
d. Which activity would you choose to burn the clementine's 35 calories?
* Great Backyard Bird Count - participate in Citizen Science project
* Keeping Time Across the Ages - listen to the tale. What would you do?
* Explore Science videos at DFTV - check it out and then do a Try It
* Science - Observation skill builders - Complete one
Middle school students
* The Wall Street Journal provides an interactive map of the potential
a. How much money did your state receive?
b. The table reports amounts per capita. What does that mean?
c. Consider the Transportation spending. Do you agree with the distribution of the dollars? Explain.
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Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Highlight the text of the questions on this web page, copy them - Edit .. Copy. Open a text document or word processing document. Paste the questions into the blank document. Answer the questions in the word processing document in a contrasting color ( not yellow) or font (avoid fancy fonts like: , Symbol, or . Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.
Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. Watch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do your work?