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This material was developed for Live From Mars, a Passport to Knowledge project. Live From Mars was a precursor to Mars Team Online.


Weather Worlds

Scavenger Hunt Questions

During the WEATHER WORLDS activities, students answered the following scavenger hunt questions to find the hidden meaning in all of the data gathered.


  1. What location has the greatest differential in air temperature over a 24-hour period?

  2. Which location had the greatest total amount of precipitation during the reporting period?

  3. Which location experienced the greatest change in atmospheric pressure during the reporting period?

  4. Using average temperatures for the period reported, which location was the warmest?

  5. Using average temperatures for the period reported, which location was the coolest?

  6. What is the most northern school collecting data?

  7. What is the most southern school collecting data?

  8. What is the most eastern school collecting data?

  9. What is the most western school collecting data?

  10. What is the highest temperature recorded during this time period for the most northern and southern schools? The lowest temperature recorded?

  11. What was the impact of being near the coast if you lived on or near the 40-degree line of latitude?

  12. How many schools are found at the 40-degrees N latitude (within + or - 5 degrees)?

  13. Which location most closely followed a pattern of temperatures (relatively speaking) found on Mars? (Compare the daily pattern of change.)

  14. Which location experienced the greatest change in atmospheric pressure during a 24-hour period?

  15. On which day did the schools located on the 40 degree of latitude have the least difference in temperature?

  16. Which location had the most consistent temperature reported?

  17. What physical feature had the greatest impact on the weather of the locations east of 78 degrees longitude?

  18. What physical feature had the greatest impact on the weather of the locations west of 117 degrees longitude?

  19. What two locations are less than 1 degree from being directly N-S of each other?

  20. What is the lowest reported atmospheric pressure?

  21. What is the highest reported atmospheric pressure?

  22. What is the general wind direction for the locations east of 78 degrees longitude?

  23. What is the general wind direction for the locations west of 117 degrees longitude?

  24. What is the total precipitation reported for all locations?

  25. Which location has a 24-hour temperature change equal to a 24-hour temperature change on Mars? (Name the location and date for Earth and Mars.)


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