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February Facts Internet Activity
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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.
Explain why the cryosphere matters to everyone.

 

2. The other day I drove past a water tower. I wondered ....
Find the answers at How Stuff Works

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.
Select the appropriate links to view the images related to your State. What are the physical geographic features, which are visible in the image, that help you pinpoint the location of your town? List them.

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.
What did you observe?
The ice floated to the top of the glass.

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.
Here is a measurements equivalents chart
. Use the chart, combined with your math know how, to solve the following problems.

a. How many tablespoons are there in one and one half cups of flour?

 

b. The recipe calls for 5 cups of cream.
Your choices at the grocery store are pint size containers of cream or quart sized containers.

*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.
You do not have a measuring cup. What can you do? Explain.

 

6. Some silly scribblers use alliteration solely to supply information on a sour subject or serious situation.
What is alliteration?

 

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.

 

 

8. In February 1881, Mary Walton received a patent for her invention.
How did her invention improve people's lives?

 

 

9. Watch The Laws of Exponents @ Math Dude.
(Read the questions, first. Start and stop the movie as needed to answer the questions.)

When do you add the exponents?

 

Solve: formula

 

10. There was a total Lunar Eclipse on Feb. 21, 2008. There was a penumbral lunar eclipse on February 9, 2009.

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
calories in a dessert served in your school's cafeteria today.

a. Dessert:

b. Amount of exercise -

BTW - (By the way) Negative calorie foods burn more calories in their digestion, than they offer.
Examples: Celery, Oranges, Strawberries, Tangerines, Grapefruit, Carrot, Apricots, Lettuce, Tomatoes
Cucumbers, Watermelon, Cauliflower, Apples, Zucchini.

Suppose you enjoy a clementine for dessert.

c. How many calories does a clemetine have? clem

 

d. Which activity would you choose to burn the clementine's 35 calories?
See the How to Burn Calories chart on right side of web page.

 

heart Extra Efforts:

* Learn CPR online video

 

* 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

* Watch: Make Rectangles: Solution Part 1 & Make Rectangles: Solution Part 2 free videos at MathFLIX.
Write a new problem that would require similar math skills and strategies to solve.

Middle school students

* The Wall Street Journal provides an interactive map of the potential
pay outs of the
Stimulus Package 2009 H.R.1.

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.

 

“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see. And pursuing that vision.” — Howard Schultz

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Cynthia J. O'Hora, posted 1/2002, Updated 1/2016. You may print a hunt for use in a classroom setting.
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