Tasks 1, 2, & 3

Finding your city, recording weather and astronomy data (updated 3/24/15)

Task 1 – Finding your city

  1. Find your state and city using Google Maps (link).
  2. Make a dot to represent your city on your blank map (link).
  3. Write the name of your city next to it.
  4. Using a yellow colored pencil, color in your state on the map.

Task 2 – Start Recording your city’s weather:

  1. What is your adopted city’s zip code? US Zip Codes (link)
    1. Add the zip code to your map.
    2. Using the zip code and weather website (link), find the current weather conditions
  2. Record the weather for today. What time is it in your city?
    • Weather website (link)
    • Do NOT add astronomy data yet
    • Weather log spreadsheet for your class. (excel)
    • I will record the weather for NJ, on the first tab of the spreadsheet
    • Add your information on the tab for your adopted city (add your city to the tab name)
  3. Record the weather from March 20th to today using the historical data

Task 3  – Astronomy Data:

  • Record today’s weather, using the weather website (link) and your weather log spreadsheet (excel).
  • What is the latitude and longitude of your city?
    • You can find this on the weather website in the top left corner, above the current temperature.
    • Record the latitude and longitude on your map. (link)
  • On the weather website (link), scroll down to “Astronomy Data”
    • Find the following data for March 20th through today:
      1. Record the Actual Sunrise, Sunset, & Day Length for your city
      2. Record the Moon Rise Data for your city (excel)

All tasks:

2 thoughts on “Tasks 1, 2, & 3

  1. Erin Stack August 15, 2017 / 11:32 am

    In task 2 you have them record data from March 20th until the current date. What date (or month) does task 2 usually occur on for you? Just trying to get an idea of how much background data you have them collect!


    • Liz LaRosa August 26, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      They collected data every day, even over the weekend, we would finish 2-4 tasks a week, the whole unit was about 5 weeks.


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