Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Wake Up on the Bright Sid

Can you imagine naming mountains under the ocean?  Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain the measured from base to summit.  Its base is deep in the Pacific Ocean.  So its summit is 13,796 feet above see level but 19,700 feet below the sea level.  In total it is 33,500 feet.  That compares to Mount Everest at 29,035 feet.  There are 14 mountains on Earth that are at least 8,000 metres. tall.

Mauna Kea, though, is located near the equator and is one excellent astronomical observation site with low humidity and clear skies.  There are 13 telescopes on Mauna Kea.

For a few weeks every year, K2, in Pakistan/China is taller than Mount Everest.  How does that happen?  Snow, and lots of it!

Chimborazo in Ecuador is the point on the earth's surface that is furthest away from the earth's core so by that measurement technique it is taller than Mount Everest.

And at the opposite realm, "you might be interested to know that if Everest was put inside the Mariana Trench (the deepest point of the world’s oceans) it wouldn’t even reach the surface. In fact there’d still be room for more than 2,000 metres of water above it."

I wonder what science class this might be taught in.  Fourth grade.  I feel like I am catching up - download lesson plans, activities, colouring pages, resources, printable, clipart, and worksheets HERE.  Here's the criss cross puzzle

Our origami sculptures in the Minneapolis Arboretum repeat our theme for the day.

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