The Great LFA2 Journal Scavenger Hunt!
We think you will find LFA 2 Field Journals
offer a unique and exciting "over-the-shoulder" view of the daily life and
work of the Antarctic Team. Your students can meet the men and women (many
of whom are featured in our live programs) who dedicate their lives to expanding
our understanding of this remote continent and its precious ecosystem.
The Great LFA2 Journal Scavenger Hunt
is designed to motivate students to get "up front and personal" with our
Antarctic Team by having them solve the following set of clues -- all of
which can be answered by carefully reading the Journals in "From
the Field" on-line.
Read on and answer these ten questions. Passport to Knowledge will draw
(from a hat!) a grand prize winner: prize to be determined from those entries
with the most correct answers.
Answers should be submitted to Jan Wee, PTK Education Outreach Coordinator,
at firstname.lastname@example.org by
March 15th, 1997. Please send one entry per class/group!
Be sure to include the following:
- Teacher's, Sponsor's or Parent's Name
- School Name (if relevant)
- Location (City, State/Country)
- Grade/Age of Students
- Number of Students Participating
- List your answers indicating the question number and
full answer only. (No need to include the question.)
All participants will be recognized online via our web site! We hope you
have FUN and enjoy LEARNING about life as Antarctic Team Member!
On to the hunt!
- Even though LTER personnel are NOT working "in the field" all year
round, THESE do their jobs all year round submerged at 328 feet under
- You are a NASA ACTS Satellite Team member. What do you look for on
the display of your radio to see if the signal between Antarctica and
NASA JPL is on target?
- These are vital to penguin researchers as they can reveal information
about the close relations of penguin families and the potential for
becoming strong swimmers.
- Like a roller coaster ride, you body feels like it loses 1/3 of its
weight to almost instantly gain it back in two fold. WHAT'S HAPPENING?
- Even though teens would really miss this, their allowance would likely
not cover but a few minutes weekly use of this "tool" if they were based
at Palmer Station!
- Humans often enjoy this "earthy" hobby, but for penguins its an essential
habit that often results in fights with neighbors!
- What is larger than a train engine, often heard late at night, and
the bigger it is, the LOUDER it falls?
- Who is 1/2 foot tall with feet and "noses" the color of brown coal,
and are as big as a ball used in a lawn game?
- On a very quiet night this is the most noticeable sound in and around
Palmer Station and without it the Antarctic Support Associate Area Manager
might have BIG headaches!
- The special guest featured in Program 3 ("Seeing the Future?) studies
levels of this substance found in the ocean as there are direct ties
to something called the "biological pump" which provides our source
of fossil fuel.
Last Update: 2/6/97
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