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I would concur that the challenge may not be specifically related to global warming, as that was the topic a while back, during the 2001 season I believe.

Best of luck to all,
Kathy

Kathy Molina
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>>> Barry Wilbanks <[log in to unmask]> 9/21/2008 9:47 PM >>>
This type question was raised at the FLL Partner conference in SC where they introduced the challenge.

It was specifically stated NOT be be oriented toward global warming or climate change.

The key here is how the specific climate in your area affects your community.

Options to start would be to have your team research the term "climate"

A possible definition: The long-term average weather of a region including typical weather patterns, the frequency and intensity of storms, cold spells, and heat waves. Climate is not the same as weather.

One might live in a desert climate, artic climate, or my favorite the dry as a bone yet still humid, grass is dead yet weeds are flourishing Richmond climate.

Good luck out there.




--- On Sat, 9/20/08, Nicholas Duan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Nicholas Duan <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Project Dilemma
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 12:05 PM
> Our team is experiencing some difficulty in identifying the
> right research topic.  This is the dilemma we are facing:
> 
> This year's project is to "Research how climate
> affects your own community. Identify a problem caused by
> climate in your area, analyze climate data about the
> problem, and discover what your community is doing about
> it".  So the assumption made here is that the climate
> change is already taking place and we need to find some
> solution to adopt it, rather than some ways to combat or
> change it.  So the problems to be identified would be some
> damages caused by the climate (like drought or flood), not
> some thing that may cause climate changes.  So any topic
> that deals with CO2 and global warming would be out of
> scope.  
> 
> Another issue is that after analyzing the local weather
> data for the past 30 years, we found none variation of
> climate conditions at all.  It is hard (if not impossible)
> statistically to correlate local weather with flood or
> drought. In another words, it is very difficult to establish
> any scientific evidence that the natural disasters were
> caused by climate changes.  Even the scientists couldn't
> agree among themselves on the right causes. So the
> "Connection" part may not be there at all.
> 
> I'm not sure if other teams were facing the same
> problem.  Any suggestions to help us back on the right track
> would be highly appreciated.
> 
> Nick
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stephanie Ennis
> <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 10:12 am
> Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] FW: FLL in Virginia Area
> 
> > Does anyone know the date of the tournament in
> November in 
> > Stafford, VA?
> > 
> > Thank you 
> > 
> > Stephanie M. Ennis, Science Department Head
> > Battlefield Middle School
> > 11120 Leavells Road
> > Fredericksburg, VA 22407
> > 540-786-4400 ext. 2104
> > [log in to unmask] 
> > 
> > "There is no better high than discovery."
> >                               -E.O. Wilson
> > 
> > "Teaching should be such that what is offered 
> > is perceived as a valuable gift and not a hard
> duty."
> >                               -Albert Einstein
> > 
> > >>> On 9/10/2008 at 1:51 PM, in message 
> >
> <[log in to unmask]>,
> "Gatuku, Pankaja [USA]"
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi!,
> > 
> > My son Shreyas is 11yrs old in 6th Grade studying in
> Eagle Ridge 
> > MiddleSchool located in Ashburn, VA. My phone number
> is 571-334-
> > 6311. 
> > 
> > Do you have any openings in any existing team that he
> can join for the
> > upcoming league. 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Pankaja
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > >>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > -----
> > >> -
> > >> --
> > >> *From:* Swayne, Nick
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> > >> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:06 AM
> > >> *To:* Gatuku, Pankaja [USA]
> > >> *Cc:* Grove, Ralph F.
> > >> *Subject:* RE: FLL in Virginia Area
> > >>
> > >> Pankaja,
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Thanks for the note.  There are a lot of
> dynamics that go into 
> > >> forming
> > >>     
> > >
> > >   
> > >> teams so it is sometimes difficult to join an
> existing team.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Truly the best way if for you to organize a
> team in your 
> > neighborhood
> > >> or contact your son's school to see if
> they have a school 
> > sponsored 
> > >> team. The next best option is to send a note
> out to the VA-DC 
> > FLL 
> > >> list-serve with your general geographic area
> and contact info.  
> > All 
> > >> the Virginia coaches and tournament directors
> are on the list-
> > serve.>> If they have an opening they'll
> contact you.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> You can get on the list-serve by contacting
> Ralph Grove at 
> > >> [log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Nick
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> *From:* Gatuku, Pankaja [USA]
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> > >> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 09, 2008 5:23 PM
> > >> *To:* Swayne, Nick
> > >> *Subject:* FLL in Virginia Area
> > >> *Importance:* High
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Hi!, I am interested in enrolling my son who
> is 11 years old in 
> > the 
> > >> FLL he is very much interested in lego's
> always designs complex 
> > >> vehicles and structures, can you please send
> me more 
> > information on 
> > >> how to register or will he has to attend any
> classes in 
> > Virginia area
> > 
> > >> before he joins FLL.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I saw on this website at:
> > >>
> http://firstlegoleague.org/community/fll/schedule.aspx that 
> > there is 
> > >> chance still for registration if the slots
> are not filled by 
> > mid 
> > >> September.  Can you please send me more
> information.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Thanks,
> > >>
> > >> *Pankaja Gatuku*
> > >>
> > >>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > -----
> > >> -
> > >> --
> > >>
> > >> Booz | Allen | Hamilton
> > >> Information Services
> > >> +1-703-984-1669
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>     
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ralph F. Grove Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor,
> Graduate 
> > Coordinator 
> > > James Madison University Department of Computer
> Science 
> > > [log in to unmask] 
> > > 540/568-6288  http://grove.cs.jmu.edu 
> > >
> > >
> > >   
> > 
> > --
> > Ralph F. Grove Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor,
> Graduate Coordinator
> > James Madison University Department of Computer
> Science 
> > [log in to unmask] 
> > 540/568-6288  http://grove.cs.jmu.edu 
> > 
> >
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