Saturday, June 1, 2013
Has Amelia Earhart's Airplane been Found?
Might a fuzzy image off the coast of the Pacific island of Nikumaroro solve a long mystery of what actually happened to Amelia Earhart? During her round the world attempt with navigator Fred Noonan in 1937, a transmission was made asking for help in finding a place to land the airplane. She said she was running low on fuel. That was the last contact Earhart made. For many years an organization called TIGHAR(The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), led by Ric Gillespie has focused on the island of Nikumaroro, which Earhart and Noonan may have reached . Items found on the uninhabited island included a woman's shoe, a skeleton thought to be of a woman, a pocket knife and a jar of anti-freckle cream ,both of which Earhart used. Now sonar images see what looks like parts of an airplane on the sea floor. Could it be Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra?
Try my biographical play on Amelia Earhart.
GREAT end of year biographical play on Earhart. The play includes directions, a short link to a You-Tube clip to show what the game show was like, discussion and comprehension questions and extension activities. FREE webquest on LEOPARDS with any purchase(email me for PDF)
The biographical play is $3.00. Grades 5 and up.