Today, Wednesday, January 4th, 2023, Earth will be as close as it gets to the Sun during its orbit. Shouldn’t that make this the warmest time of the year? In this activity students become familiar with the terms perihelion and aphelion as they calculate…
Cold NFL games
There have been some pretty cold football games. How do you suppose the frigid temperatures affect the success or failure of the teams that are involved? Do teams from colder areas usually beat warmer based teams in cold playoffs?
Death Valley, CA – How hot was it?
Take a guess at what the Fahrenheit reading on this sign must have been.
How did you make that guess?
Use the Fahrenheit conversion formula to calculate the missing number.
Boeing 787 draws an airplane over the United States
Recently, pilots of a Boeing 787 testing a new set of Rolls Royce engines, fulfilled their FAA required long-distance endurance requirement in an unusual way. The Boeing pilots decided to have a little fun and fly a flight path that traced…
Bits, bytes, and nibbles
Clicking on the image will show it larger. I’m not very good at understanding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison. I decided to practice with the numbers…