How I Use It
Set up takes about 10-15 minutes. First I go to the site www.nasa.gov/ipy and choose the point of focus I'm interested in references: http://pigiceshelf.nasa.gov . I would use these sites for references and create a Treasure Hunt which the student will choose from a group of statements to identify the site, such as What Is the official NASA IPY Web site? Which one has a children laboratory activity investigating the effects of ice? Which one has a radio program? The app can be used as practice or independent work,
I was able to use this program teaching a science lesson that showed the location of the moon and the sun to each other, students were amazed and as we viewed the live cam at different times observations were made and recorded by the students in reference to the location of the sun and moon as they drew pictures some classes.The sounds you hear are alive and it gives great ideas for science fair projects using satellite data of snow and ice. It has resources for informal science educators.