Stuck in someone else's frames? break free!

HomeScience HomeAstronomy Home
Animals
Astronomy

 

THE LOVELY ISLE OF GUMOLIA

On a sunny day, set a globe of the earth so that its axis points toward the North Star's position. Rotate the globe until the state in which you live is at the highest part of the globe and parallel to the ground. (The globe is now in the same position as is the earth, relative to the sun.)Locate where it is daytime and nighttime on the earth.

Place a small lump of modeling clay on the globe to represent the location of the school.

(Somebody whom we all know and love once deposited some
chewing gum onto the family globe, in the center of the Pacific Ocean and proclaimed it the Isle of Gumolia. Then, instead of doing something constructive like making a sundial, I wrote stories about things that happened there. It was fun, but they were all lies!)

Stand a toothpick straight up in the clay. The direction of the toothpick's shadow can be compared to that of a nearby flagpole, and you can see how your shadow moves throughout the day.

 

 
Contact Spike
Any problems with this page? Send URL to webmaster.  Thank you!
 
 
Add to Favorites
 
 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
 
 
 

Send this page to a friend


Back to Spike's & Jamie's Recipe Collection

 

 

 

 

Sign Guestbook    View Guestbook

 

We publish two newsletters a couple of times a month. To subscribe, send a blank email to the appropriate email address.  Topica will send you a message asking if you really intended to subscribe - just click reply - that's it!

Free Recipe Collection Newsletter:
freerecipes-subscribe@topica.com

Jewish Recipe Collection Newsletter:
jewishrecipes-subscribe@topica.com

 

 

Barnes & Noble Home Page  Barnes & Noble Music Page

 

Tired of Geek Speak when 
you have Computer Questions?

 

 

 

WatkinsOnline.com