Sunday, January 17, 2010

Journey North Time!


February 1st is when the next Journey North Mystery Class will start! Journey North is a series of seasonal projects by Annenberg Media. Most are related to migrations, and one is for gardening. Mystery Class is science, math, and geography all rolled into one!

Every Monday you look up the sunrise and sunset times for where you live and record the photoperiod (amount of daylight.) On Fridays you go to the website to look up the sunrise and sunset data for the mystery locations of 10 different cities around the world. Your objective is to find the longitude, latitude, city, and country of the 10 locations based on this data. What's really neat is graphing the data before and after the spring equinox.

This year I'll be doing this project as a class with the 5 kids ages 8 to 11 in our small homeschool co-op, and I'm really excited about it. The organizers asked for permission to use my blog graph image from last year, so I'll have to see if they actually were able to used it.

4 comments:

Suji said...

Why can't I live next to you? You get to do all the neatest things :) I know that if I lived next to you I may at least get off my you-know-what and do them too :)

Alex said...

Hi! We have done Journey North Mystery Class for the past 2 years and love it! The organizers asked for permission to use my photos from my blog too!
This would make a fun homeschool co-op.
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your excitement about Mystery Class. Have you checked out the Countdown to Mystery Class updates on Journey North? It's a new feature this year and I would love to hear your thoughts about the new activities and ideas. I'll be checking out your blog to see how your adventure goes this year. Let the Mystery begin...

School for Us said...

I know you'll have fun again this year. We did this last year and really enjoyed it. I'm debating about whether or not to do it this year. Just have to see if we can squeeze it in! It was lots of fun, though! And, we learned a lot.