Latitudes and Attitudes
Teachers and Students
Internet Sites | Children's Books | Folklore & Mythology
Science Behind It
- SchoolNet's Collection of Size of the Earth Data - Some values calculated by students of the size of the Earth.
- Noon Project - Here's information about how schools can join in calculations of the size of the Earth.
- About Erastothenes - A cute and short story about how Erastothenes calculated the size of the Earth.
- Basic Astronomy Demonstrations - Ways to demonstrate certain aspects of astronomy such as the roundness of the Earth, day and night, the moon and eclipses.
- Latitude and Longitude - A very beautiful page describing and diagraming the concepts of latitude and longitude. This would be a good place to show the bird's eye view of the latitude world to older students, especially 2nd-4th graders.
- Sunrise/Sunset Calculation - The Naval Observatory's sunsrise and sunset time generator. It is a very quick and easy calculation done by the Observatory computers. You must, however, know your latitude and longitude!
- Sunrise/Sunset Generator - A tremendous site designed for movie producers so they can schedule when to shoot scenes in various countries and cities around the world. Lets you choose a city and it tells you the weekly average amount of sunlight time, plus sunrise and sunset times. Great for
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Maps and Live Cameras
- Mission to Planet Earth - A NASA project to explore and archive images of the Earth using different robotic missions.
- Somewhere in the World Right Now by Stacey Schuett. Alfred A. Knoph, Inc., 1995. This is a great book which shows you about the differences between day and night around the globe for a certain time of day here.
- Welcome Back Sun by Michael Emberly. Little, 1993.
Following legend, a Norwegian family hikes up a mountain to welcome the sun's return after the dark
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- Mirandy and Brother Wind - To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk,Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner. This site includes fun activities about wind.
- Word Lore - Carl's lessons on exploring words we use in this curriculum, such as where did the word "Sun" come from, or what is the difference between "daylight" and "day"?
- Chinese Math - A set of amusing math puzzles related to fractions, relations, and multiplications of relative values. May be rather tricky, but could also be fun for more advanced students.
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