Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.


PLANET EXPLORER TOOLKIT

Planetary Data Input from:

Cheryl Slawsky, Beers Street Middle School

I. SITE DESCRIPTORS

  1. Latitude/Longitude of data collection site:
      degrees latitude
      degrees longitude
  2. Time zone: Eastern
  3. Biome Description: shoreline

      The terrain was covered with different types of soil. It probably would have been a grassy field, if it didn't have a school and businesses in the area. The ground underneath the grass was very sandy, although rocks were found, many were pebbles.
II. WEATHER DATA

  1. TEMPERATURE in CElSIUS

    Recording date: 03/27/97

  2. AIR TEMPERATURE (CELSIUS)
    1st reading
    time: 1:30
    2nd reading
    3rd reading
    1 CM ABOVE GROUND: 19.5
    1 METER ABOVE GROUND: 20
    2 METERS ABOVE GROUND: 22

    High temperature for the day: degrees celsius
    Low temperature for the day:: degrees celsius

  3. GROUND TEMPERATURE (celsius)
      1 CM BELOW SURFACE: 20 degrees celsius
      10 CM BELOW SURFACE: 15 degrees celsius

  4. WATER TEMPERATURE (celsius)
      1 CM Below surface: DEGREES CELSIUS

  5. WIND SPEED and DIRECTION
      Wind speed Beaufort Number: 5
      Wind Speed in (Km/hour): 30.6

      Wind direction:

      This reading was taken at 1:30

  6. BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

      Inches of Mercury

      Altitude: M above sea level

  7. RELATIVE HUMIDITY
      Relative humidity: percent
III. SAMPLE RETURN ANALYSIS
  1. SOIL
    percent Clay
    percent Sand
    percent Silt

  2. WATER ANALYSIS - (50ml sample)
      pH Value:
      Hardness: grains per gallon
      Iron:
        Colloidal (bacterial iron): parts per million
        Red Water Iron: parts per million
        Clear Water Iron: parts per million

  3. FLORA/FAUNA ANALYSIS
    • Three most common trees:
        pine
        oak
        maple
    • Three most common plants:



    • Three most common birds:
        sparrow
        finch
        nut-hatch
    • Other common animals:
        squirrel
        birds
        bunnies

  4. ROCK ANALYSIS
      sandstone
      quartz
      granite

    Site collection took place in the following areas: