1. The continental
United States is about 3000 mile wide. How many time zones does it have?
2. We left Los
Angeles at 11:55 p.m. 6/26. We arrived in Hong Kong at 5:55 a.m. 6/28.
How long was the flight?
3. The distance
we traveled was 7250 miles, what was the average speed? (miles per hour)
4. What time was
it at your house when we arrived?
5. Mrs. Roberts
lives in Seattle Washington, what time should she call so that she wont
wake up her family? How many hours difference is there between the two
6. Mr. Peterson
lives in Marshalltown, Iowa, what time will he have to call to wake
his wife to milk the cows?
7. Mrs. Williams
wants to call her family in Alabama after the evening fire works, what
day and what time should she call?
8. Mr. Cain wants
to call and check on his little boys during Barney at 8:00 a.m. What
time should he call Washington DC? How many hours difference is there
between the two places?
9. If you needed
to have a conference call with business leaders in San Francisco, Beijing,
New York, and Chicago, what would be the best time?
10. Explain why
we will leave Hong Kong on 7/27 at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles
on 7/27 at 1:00 p.m.
width is roughly the same size as the U.S. but unlike the US, China
has only one time zone. Why do you think they do this? What would be
the advantages and disadvantages of the whole country being on the same
12. Can you explain
why there are more hours difference between Seattle and Hong Kong than
Washington DC and Hong Kong?
2. 13 hours
3. 557.69 mph
4. East 5:55 p.m.
6/27 Eastern (daylight savings time); 4:55 p.m. Central Time; 3:55 p.m.
Mountain Time, 2:55 Pacific Time
5. 9:00 p.m.
6. 4:00 p.m.
7. 11:00 a.m. 7/6
8. 8:00 p.m.
9. 11:00 p.m. (San
Francisco 8:00 a.m., Chicago 10:00 a.m., New York City 11:00 a.m.)
10. When traveling
from Hong Kong to Los Angeles we will be traveling east, the same direction
the earth rotates (which makes the sun appear to be travelling west).
We will cross the International Dateline that will take us back a day,
regaining the day we lost on our trip over.
11. Answers will
12. The Prime Meridian
is closer to New York City than Seattle, therefore there are more time
zones between Seattle and Hong Kong than there are between New York
and Hong Kong.