The Sun Times - Global Sun Temperature Project
Project Web Site: www.k12science.org/curriculum/tempproj2
Dates: September 23 - December 6, 2002
REGISTRATION OPENS: August 5, 2002 (Please note, there is NO FEE required to join this project.)
Purpose: To collaborate with schools throughout the world in determining how the average daily temperature and hours of sunlight in a specific location are affected by how close that location is to the equator.
Subjects: General Science, Mathematics, Language Arts
Grade Level: Ages 9-12 (Although any age may participate)
Summary: Join schools from around the world in this collaborative project as students measure the local temperature and record the number of minutes of sunlight per day over a specific week. This information, along with latitude and longitude descriptors of the school location, is submitted to the web site. This data is then compiled into a database that the students will use to compare and contrast their results with other classes from all over the world. The students will then be able to answer the question, "How does proximity to the equator affect average daily temperature and hours of sunlight?"
Number of Participants: Unlimited
There is NO FEE required to join this project. All that we ask is that you review the project requirements posted on the web site and join if you can meet those requirements.
Project Leader: Joshua Koen
Hope to see you registered for the project.
Joshua Koen, Project Leader
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-216-5045 Fax: 201-216-8069