Videoconference with Mr. Easley in Yellowstone

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 1/22/2008 9:00:00 AM

Hi Mr. Easley

On Friday the Barrett fourth graders came to the Discovery Lab tovideoconference with their science teacher, Mr. Easley. Mr. Easley, whowas in Yellowstone National Park, shared hisadventures from the week. The students learned that Mr. Easley used tools tomeasure the temperature of snow at different levels, to analyze ice cores, andto measure wind speed. Mr. Easley saw animals out in the snow. He likedwatching the bison. Some of the time he was in a classroom trying outlessons he will teach the Barrett students. During the videoconferenceMr. Easley showed video clips and photos of his activities. Then students hadthe opportunity to ask questions. Welcome back, Mr. Easley. We are lookingforward to hearing more about your trip. And thanks to the NASA Explorer School program forfunding the trip.

If you are interested in an electronic field trip to Yellowstone,go to http://www.windowsintowonderland.org You do not need to register, just chosethe field trip that interests you the most and click START. As you finish one part in the field trip, besure to click the NEXT button to continue the trip.

If you would like to look at a map that contains video clips, go to http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/insideyellowstone/index.htm Click on a part of the map that looks interestingand watch a video about that area.

Go to http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/slidefile/water/icesnow/Page.htmfor photos of frozen water, ice, and snow.

Easley in snowMeasure Snow Temp

Tool Ice Core

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