Journey North is a web site that has a series of programs for schools and homeschoolers to follow along with. Many of them relate to animal migration sitings, thus the name, though it has other projects as well. One relates to whale migration, another to observing seasonal changes throughout the year (starting in September.)
I signed up our homeschool co-op to participate in the Mystery Class. For 10 Mondays we will record our local sunrise and sunset, and calculate our photoperiod (amount of daylight.) On Friday we will look up the same data for the 10 Mystery Classes scattered throughout the world. Later in the program the site will post other geographical clues to these locations. In the end we submit the data, and have an opportunity to talk with the Mystery Classes.
The program begins tomorrow, February 2nd, and I found out about it yesterday. I have seven families so far, and I hope to find 3 more so each family will track one of the 10 Mystery Classes. During the week each family can find their own sources to learn more about daylight around the globe and through the seasons, longitude and latitude, graphing, data collection, and such.
These are simple and fun projects to apply science and math concepts.