Activity Answers
Broadcast 7

Weekly Weather Log
Each week please complete the following information for both our location here off the coast of Australia and the location at your school. Each week students should complete the weekly log with the weather information at their school. Mrs. Linsley will send the ship weather report by email following each broadcast. Students can record this information at that time. Also, the front page of the web site will always display the time and date in Australia.

  My School Ship in Australia


28.5 C

Day and Time

February 21, 2001 @ 10:00am
[indicate snow, sleet or rain]
Skies or Cloud Bank
We now are in the Northern Hemisphere even though we are still in the tropical zone so I guess we will have to say it is winter.
Wind Speed and Direction
19-22 Knots East Northeast

Formula for Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit:
F= (1.8 X C) +32

1 Knot = 1 nautical mile per hour (1 nautical mile = 6076 feet or 1852 meters)

Cloud Cover is recorded by a code which lists the coverage in eights:
1:1/8 or less
8:8/8 Overcast
9: obscured or cloud amount cannot be determined

[Complete the questions below prior to the broadcasts, if at all possible]

Write a web article or newspaper article about the Ocean Drilling Distance Learning Program and your classroom's involvement. Your article should focus on answering the question:
Why is it important to understand the history of sea level?

Your article should include the following:

  • A brief overview of the program, including your classroom's (or district's) participation in the program (the web site should be a good resource)
  • Focus on answering the question, Why is it important to understand the history of sea level?
  • The article doesn't need to exceed 1-2 pages
  • All articles should be proofread for grammar and spelling mistakes


  • As an optional exercise, interview one of the following stakeholders about your classroom's involvement in distance learning program. Ask a parent, a teacher, a school administrator, or a fellow student for their reaction to your district's participation in the program.
  • Students can include quotes from the interview in their web or newspaper article.

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