Hello Goodafternoon, I am Sejal Brahmbhatt, Coach for FLL Team #8093 The 4 Musketeers - Nature's Fury season. The 4 Musketeers team and their two Coach- Sejal Brahmbhatt and Nikhil Brahmbhatt would like to invite teams to participate in a Live-Simulation e- mission called Hurricane Alert with their team! Stretch your research and learning and get a glimpse of real life situation- We are going to recreate a Hurricane scenario. What : e-mission called Hurricane Alert! Activity type: Non-profit Where: Glen Allen Library When: November 23 2013 from 10:30am - 12:00noon Fees : $10-15 per child (Maximum team members can be 7 per team, other team members can join in with other participating team with less members, supplies fee included) Requirement: Participant should be in grade 6 - 8 (middleschool) , Read the pre-lesson material provided about 10 pages before the e-mission and a laptop with webcam and skype facility ( one laptop required for a team of 7, team can be as small as 5kids) Contact person: Sejal Brahmbhatt Contact email: [log in to unmask] RSVP: by November 12 2013 First come first serve There will be maximum 6 teams and we have few teams available already, only couple spots are available,Please find more details below. Goodluck to all Division I and Division II teams for Nature's Fury Season. Have Fun! Thanks, Sejal Brahmbhatt Nikhil Brahmbhatt Coach - The 4 Musketeers FLL Division I team #7125- Food Factor FLL Division II team # 14046 -Senior Solutions FLL Division II team # 8093 - Nature's Fury e-Mission Hurricane Alert Briefing www.e-missions.net/HurricaneAlert/includes/docs/small_hurricane%20flyer.pdf Mission Priorities Analyze tropical storm data to track movement, categorize intensity, and report on possible severe weather consequences. Construct Cones of Uncertainty to better predict storm paths. Issue storm and hurricane watches and warnings as needed. Calculate directional speed, estimated times of arrival, and determine breakpoint areas. Issue evacuation recommendations as needed to protect lives. Mission Directives Prepare for Hurricane Alert! team tasks using the pre-mission preparation materials. Recruit students for specialty meteorological positions within each storm prediction team. Practice skills necessary for mission tasks. In your Hurricane Alert! simulation your students will serve as meteorology and hurricane experts and participate in a unique learning experience. Linked via the Internet with the fictional NOAA National Hurricane Center at the Challenger Learning Center®, they will take part in a simulated e-Mission™, confronting real-life storm emergency events. Challenger Learning Center seeks to partner with teachers and their students who serve as severe weather response teams. Students learn new science skills and explore storms and hurricanes as they never have before. They must work as a team to successfully track the tropical storms that may intensify to hurricane strength, analyze data to predict possible landfall, calculate estimated times of arrival, and issue storm and hurricane watches and warnings. Students begin by selecting job specifications within the storm prediction unit. In following classes they learn about hurricanes, plot latitude and longitude coordinates, calculate ETAs, and distances to selected breakpoint areas. They analyze practice data and learn how to apply their skills to an emergency situation. Their preparation leads to the culminating event—Mission Day. http://www.e- missions.net/HurricaneAlert/includes/docs/small_hurricane%20flyer.pdf -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.