The 2013 Winter Conference for Educators is now officially underway. Teachers and presenters are gathered here from Alaska and the Lower 48 states. New for the conference this year is presenter Barbara Cargill who is the chair of the State Board of Education in Texas. Barbara is committed to Science curriculum in her state, and what better way to incorporate Science but by using the Iditarod.
So Texas students, let’s do a quick weather comparison. Right now in Anchorage, Alaska the temperature is 36 degrees. In Nome it is -10 degrees. Let’s get some comparisons. What is the temperature in Texas? What is the difference? Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How about other states? A great activity is to track the weather in your town and a checkpoint during the race. Make a graph to show your comparisons. No matter where you are – I hope you are having good weather.