Back online!

From: (Jan Wee)
Subject: Back online!
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 12:27:38 -0500

Dear discuss-lfm and PTK Advocates,

Good news... I am back online and my email is now rapidly
flowing again... with many, many messages on the desktop, I hope to
get back to those folks with urgent questions asap.

In the meantime, I want to remind everyone about the
Challenge Question as announced in the latest newsletter.

Here is this week's question. By the way, I hear that 
Dave Grott's (Alden Place Elementary, Millbrook, NY) 
entire school is having a great time as they solve this puzzler:

Challenge Question #1:

     Let's say you have just been appointed Baseball Commissioner
     for Mars. You would like the game to be similar in difficulty to
     the game as played on Earth. With that in mind, how far back
     should you place the center field fence (so that it is just as
     hard to hit a home run).

     Assume that a center field fence on Earth is 410 feet from 
     home plate.

You are invited to send your answers, which will be collated
and posted on our Live From Mars web site.  We will be awarding
token prizes and recognizing the best answers/explanations.

Please send your answers to me at
Be sure to indicate the name of the class or team, the name 
of the school/learning center and location and your complete
answer/explanation.  A new Challenge Question will be posted

Also, we hope that you have had a chance to visit the Special
Events area on the LFM Web Site where you will find more
details about the Planet Explorer Toolkit activity.  The 
13 Step Procedure is found online now and we encourage you
to think about being a participating classroom, homeschool,
learning center.

Jan Wee, Co-moderator discuss-lfm
Education Outreach Coordinator
Passport to Knowledge