High Altitude Science
An Incredible Journey
Purpose: Welcome worldwide climbers and explores! You are about to begin an exploration of how life on earth endures the limits of high altitudes. Visiting some of the most difficult living climates on earth we will experience a first hand view of how climbers, explores and life meet these challenges. With these experiences you will construct and compile a portfolio/resume recording your visit to each Camp 1-1V.
Let's start at Base Camp.
Resources Needed: ?
Use of a computer with internet access. You will also need paper and something to write with.
How do these climbers stay warm? Watch and see how one climber suits up to stay warm? When climbers lose their ability to stay warm they can be in serious danger of hypothermia. Find out what hypothermia is and explain how it effects the human body. Temperatures on Mt.Everest can be extremely cold. Wind chill factor has extreme effects on the temperature and can mean the difference between life and death on Mt.Everest. Explain what wind chill factor is. Calculate and record three wind chill temperatures from three different spots around the world using data from the AWS automated weather service.
Created August 14, 2000
Last Revised August 16, 2000
Suggested Grade Level: 6 to 9 ??
Science Content Standards: Note the following are examples.
Grade 6: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e, g, h)
Grade 7: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e)
Grade 8: Investigation and Experimentation (9a, b, e,)
Grade 9: Investigation and Experimentation (1a, c, d, i,)
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Students need a basic background in lab procedures, cooperative team (timekeeper, supplies, clean-up) and a basic understanding of plants (roots, stem, leaf, flower).
Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions, graphing
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio
Effective use of Internet resources
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page, worksheet, peer evaluation, rubric
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page.