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Mystery Class… where in the world are they?

The Earth At Night. By NASA Earth Observatory (NASA Earth Observatory) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Earth At Night.
By NASA Earth Observatory (NASA Earth Observatory) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Article written by Harry H, Saige and Bri

This week we have been participating in an activity called Mystery Class. We started by viewing a video that our Mystery Class sent us. We had also sent them a video of ourselves. The videos are on Edmodo because it is a private space.

Our goal was to find out which country our Mystery Class lives in. We located their country by asking them questions like: “Are you in the Northern Hemisphere?” and “Are you East of the Greenwich Meridian?” Then we asked questions like: “Does your country have more than one official language?”

The answers led us to believe that they lived in America. We then asked more questions which showed us that they lived either in Illinois or Ohio. We have been asking more questions and found out that their town or city is famous for something. We have narrowed the state down to Illinois. We asked if their city was associated with the Simpsons, but we found out that it isn’t Springfield! Anyway, we found out that there are 22 towns called Springfield in America…

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The state of Illinois in America
Image from Google maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have until tomorrow Friday to work out where exactly they are in Illinois! Next week, we will start a project with our buddy class.