Discuss-lfm weekly news/reminders (Oct.12th)

From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Discuss-lfm weekly news/reminders (Oct.12th)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 14:46:28 -0500

Dear discuss-lfm members,

Have a MARS-vellous October 12th-18th! 

Check out:  http://ptkmars.ivv.nasa.gov/slider/puzzle.html

Do you and your students enjoy solving Mars-related
mysteries?  Slider Puzzles present a scrambled 
Mars-related image to decode.  See if you can arrange the
tiles and decipher this visual puzzle!   Will you
see the Rover?  Yogi? Twin Peaks? Olympus Mons? 
an ancient river bed? Visit the Slider Puzzle
web page today!

Note: You must have a browser that supports Java to 
play the Slider Puzzle. 

Check out:   http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/ptkwwone.html

The above URL is where you will find the web form for posting  class 
proposals for the Weather Worlds activity.  The schedule between
October 10th and October 21st is:

October 10: Initial class plans submitted via forms found on the LFM 
Web site, or e-mailed to a specified address.  Online discussion and 
debate continues. 

October 14-15: Classes that sent in a WEATHER WORLDS plan receive 
three other plans from other classes in the same grade range, and a 
checklist to help guide their comments on their peers' plans. 

October 17: Focused feedback forms are sent back to the central e-mail address. 

October 20-21: Classes receive comments back on their original plans. 

For more details on the Weather World Activity check:  

Please note that as of October 11th 1997 PBS will be using a new satellite,
and coordinates. This WILL affect the previously distributed information for
both Fall 97 LIVE FROM MARS programs. 

The October 30th (Destination Mars) and November 13th (Today On Mars)
Live From Mars programs will be carried at 12:30-13:00 Eastern (test) 
and the actual one hour program from 13:00-14:00 Eastern on:

PBS' new coordinates for LFM programs:
GE-3, Ku-band
87 degrees West longitude
transponder 20, vertical polarity
12100 Mhz, audio on 6.2, 6.8 Mhz. 

This will be the new PBS Adult Learning Services transponder. It is 
analog (not digital) and not scrambled.

[NOTE:  NASA-TV satellite coordinates remain the same!
GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, 
vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, 
and audio of 6.8 Mhz.]

REMINDER>>>> NEXT WEB CHAT with Mars Team experts is scheduled for the 
week of October 20th.   The next unmoderated chat with PTK/LFM staff
and other educators is scheduled for October 16th, at 3:00pm Pacific
/6:00pm Eastern.  You might suggest (by posting to this list)
a topic to discuss during this chat.  Home-schoolers have an opportunity
to chat each Wednesday at 11:00 am Pacific (2:00 pm Eastern). The
forum will be hosted by homeschooler Gayle Remisch, from London, 
Ontario, Canada

   Check http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html
	for updated info!


Check out:http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/teachers/imaging/index.html

You will find an extensive introduction (by educator Scott Coletti
who frequently leads workshops on this topic) and to the concept 
of imaging in education (using the Mac NIH imaging program
freely available).  There are also several Mars related imaging lessons
available for your use!

PTK Advocate, Charlie Lindgren from Scituate, MA. incorporated NIH into
his LFM unit last spring.  Using NIH his classes created a great demonstration 
of what the TES instrument aboard the Mars Global Surveyor does.
(TES = Thermal Emission Spectrometer).  For details, see
LFM's Kids' Corner at:


Charlie also used NIH in combination with Activity 2.2 in the LFM
Teacher's Guide, Reading the Shapes of Volcanoes.

	See http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/kids/lindgren3.html


Be sure to submit student work (poetry, artwork, writings, images)
along with a text background file of your "students
at work" or "student work" to the LFM staff by following the
directions accessible at:


If you have questions on how to submit, email Sandy
at sandy@quest.arc.nasa.gov

We would love to see some Fall of '97 Kids' Work submissions!
Weather Worlds folks:  please record your student activities
and submit with a text overview to Sandy!

Jan Wee, moderator of discuss-lfm
Live From Mars