What's New at LEM!

May 28, 1999
We have greatly enhanced the weather plotting utility to plot any available timespan and to plot relative humidity, solar radiation and precipitation data. The plotting mechanism has also been streamlined to eliminate long waits.

April 29, 1998
Northwest Weather Watch module: Gets students to think about the impact of weather on our lives and write about what they think. This module includes classroom experiments to investigate cloud formation and students create a science notebook with their own weather observations.

The climate and weather investigation has been restructured and the path to current Northwest data streamlined. The difference between weather and climate has been highlighted with live data and climatological averages for the current day.

Curricular modules have been formatted with a framed version. The left hand frame is a scrollable and resizable table of contents with links into the module. The version without frames is still accessible by clicking on the appropriate link in this table of contents.

Two major sections have been added on the front page. Teacher and Student Projects is a collection of submitted pages related to the Live from Earth and Mars site. This section provides teachers and students a chance to have their work be seen and used by the entire Web communtity.

Workshop Materials is a collection of handouts used during our many teacher workshops. These worksheets instructed teachers in the use of our site via a step by step guided investigation as well as scavenger hunts for information.

November 26, 1997
Virtual Sojourner module Lets you carry out a "virtual Mars mission" just like the one Mars Pathfinder's rover, Sojourner, performed.

October 23, 1997
Movie of Mars Pathfinder temperatures (day by day). This page contains a new movie presented with a Java application, courtesy of the RSPAC Java Application Developers. A series of GIFs are presented. Each frame presents averages of the baseline temperature data for an entire Martian day.

October 17, 1997
Online plotting of weather data mainly from Washington stations. You pick the data, the station, and the time interval, we make the plot. Plot and compare measurements (pressure, temperature and winds) at selected stations from Washington's several climatic regions.

July 4 and later, 1997
Mars Pathfinder Temperature Graphs and Data Tables are automatically regenerated as new data arrives from Mars.

A new overview of Mars meteorology has been completed along with our reorganized Mars Pathfinder page

Due to heavy demand for the Summer Workshop we are offering a Fall Workshop for which we are now taking online registrations.

Several of our pages now allow you the opportunity to link into one of our mirror sites.

June 11, 1997
Mars Pathfinder Data from Operational Readiness Test 7 at JPL is being added as it arrives! This data is being generated by a mockup of the Lander contained in a "Mars Room" at JPL and the entire process for the first 3 sols, planned for July 4-6, 1997 is simulated June 11-13.

May 5, 1997
Today's Temperature data from the meteorology mast during Pathfinder's cruise to Mars. The temperatures continue to decrease as the spacecraft moves away from the sun. These are produced as soon as we get them from Pathfinder! Our Mars Pathfinder page also links to pages describing the spacecraft and its orientation, with respect to the sun, as it affects the temperatures.

April 25, 1997
Mars Pathfinder Data from Operational Readiness Test 5 at JPL has been added to our Pathfinder page. This data is generated by a mockup of the Lander contained in a "Mars Room" at JPL and the entire process for the first 4 sols, planned for July 4-8, 1997 has been simulated April 21-25.

Jim Tillman, former Viking Meteorology Science Team member, answers the probing questions posed by elementary school kids after a visit by Jim to their school, coincidentally named the Pathfinder Alternative School.

Began taking online registrations for the free 1997 Summer Science Live Workshop for teachers, to be held July 9-10, 1997.

April 23, 1997
Climate data is available from many stations gathering local weather data. Our page which focuses on the various climatic regions found within Washington state summarizes the climate by region and allows you to explore climate data from several locations within each region.

March 13, 1997
Added Rotational and Orbital Dynamics, and Dust,Electrostatic and Materials experiment descriptions in "Pathfinder".

February 24, 1997
The content of the "Pathfinder" entry has been extensively expanded to describe science, hardware, and mission operations while the "Mars" entry now compares Mars-Earth characteristics.

February 14, 1997
A new and improved interface is now online along with updates to the Help page and the Credits page. There is a new Earth homepage featuring information on the varied climate in Washington state. The new Mars homepage now features a Mars Pathfinder page. The index of Educational Modules now features short synopses of the modules and suggested grade levels.

January 6, 1997
Three new pilot modules, Danger in the Air!, Mission to Mars, and Tillman's Treehouse are available.

January 1, 1997
Mars Resources has been reorganized and now includes greatly expanded and revised, challenging exercises with data from The Viking Landers and the Surface of Mars.

November 20, 1996
Two new pilot modules, Water: A Never Ending Story and Way Cool Tools for Mars Exploration are available.

September 16, 1996
A wrap-up of SCI-Live, our Science Curriculum Institute is now available, as well as a list of the Pilot Modules from the institute that will soon be available.

April 24, 1996
A new module on Snowstorms in the Pacific Northwest is now available.
April 17, 1996
Information and an online application form for our Science Curriculum Institute is now available.
March 12, 1996
New interface active with our first module: Thermal Properties of Soils.

Look for us at the Pacific Science Center April 17-20 in conjunction with a town hall meeting featuring NASA Mars Pathfinder personnel.

Watch here for more information on our Summer Institute.

Base URL: http://www-k12.atmos.washington.edu/k12/