Friday, September 30, 2011

A Blast of Sunshine from Antarctica


Today, students in grades six, seven, and eight visited Antarctica right from our classroom, courtesy of a Skype video call from Jeff Bowman, University of Washington student and scientist currently on a research expedition at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Jeff spoke with us for an hour, explaining his work, the days, the experiments, and focus of studying the cryosphere in the cold, desert of Antarctica. He answered all the students' questions, which developed from this week's reading, writing, and science lessons in Ms Edwards's and Mr Johnson's classrooms.

After honoring us with his time and knowledge, we returned to our lessons. The sixth grade immediately wrote three facts learned, including an illustration to thank Jeff for his time.

Here are their initial responses:




Thanks, Jeff, for your time, the great slides, and all the information. If we have any more questions, we'll add them to your Q & A blog! I can't tell you how much we appreciate this honor, a ray of sunshine all the way from Antarctica!

Ms Edwards

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