Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
For the past two weeks we've been studying volcanoes. As a culminating activity we attempted Activity 2.2 Page 35 of the "Live from Mars" Guide. In addition to measuring with protractors we also used the NIH imaging software and the 8 bit black and white camera.
|"We used many types of sand . . .||" . . . from coarse . . . "|
|". . . to an ooze of . . . "||. . . Butterscotch!|
|. . . We measured the slope . . .||. . . and found the circumference.|
|To check our work we also digitally photographed our "cinder cones."||Using NIH Imaging Software we were able to color the black and white image to make it look like a volcano, and measure the angle to the nearest .01 of a degree!!|
|Then we measured the angles of volcanoes on Earth . . .||. . . and Venus!|
|Then we tried to "get a sense" for what different angles were by walking up different slopes . . .||. . . ranging from shallow . . .|
|. . . to steep!|