Thursday, February 11, 2010

Journey North Mystery Class 2010

The Journey North Mystery Class program for 2010 started last week, but it's not to late to join in the fun.  It is a great way to add some fun to science, social studies, and math learning.  Every week, from February to April, you are given clues to help you figure out the location of 10 mystery classes from around the world.

We've tried participating a few years but we never follow through on it because of the timing.  We start out good but then we hit the Easter holidays and it gets forgotten.  This year my only official student wasn't interested in doing it again and the other is too young to really do much with it but I've decided to still go ahead and do it on my own.  I'm hoping to suck the un-interested one into it as I share with her how much fun I'm having.  :)

I've made myself some different data recording sheets this year, using the data sheets they provide as models but making some minor changes.  I'm doing a master data sheet for each week with the information for all 10 mystery classes, plus our home town, on the one sheet, instead of doing individual sheets for each class.  I'm also doing a master sheet for all the classes showing the photoperiods during the whole program, instead of doing a graph.  Not sure how that's going to work out in the end but that's how I'm doing it right now.

I love sizing up the clues and trying to figure out where the classes might be.  I think I might strap on some latitude shoes and take a walk around the world in the next few days to see what I can learn.

I'd love to hear from you if you are taking on the challenge.

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