This past week, Celeste and I worked on our Mystery Class charts and we calculated the longitude of each location with the longitude clues.
We both love this project from Journey North! This was an activity that I shared with Adrienne while she homeschooled, and now each year she joins us for these last few weeks of finding the 10 mystery class locations.
So far, we have sorted the locations by which hemisphere it is located in:
1. Eastern Southern
2. Western Northern
3. Eastern Northern
4. Eastern Southern
5. Western Northern
6. Western Northern
7. Eastern Southern
8. Eastern Northern
9. Western Southern
10. Eastern Northern
As we worked on the calculations of the longitudes, we also used our wall map to record our findings, keeping the lines above or below the equator.
This is our 8th year participating and we look forward to this activity every year! Check out Journey North Mystery Class to find out more about this "global game of hide-and-seek. Follow photoperiod clues to search for ten secret sites around the world. Track sunlight to solve a mystery-and discover the reasons for seasons along the way" (Journey North's descriptions in italics).