# Talk:Ice Cream Matters!

## Contents

Edits needed003:11, 6 April 2010

## Edits needed

Hi folks,

this is coming along. There are some edits needed to finalize the project.

Your math connection needs to be beefed up or replaced with a health connection (food pyramid would be a good place to start). Remove my initial instructions from the pitfalls section. Rephrase your content area section to reflect the fact that energy is required to melt the ice. The salt is not melting - rather it is dissolving. Energy is required to melt the ice, and the mixture gets that energy by removing heat from your ingredients baggie. mention that double bagging the ingredients is a mistake because the extra insulation prevents freezing

## Formatting figures

Any photograph, map, diagram, or handout that is embedded in your wiki counts as a figure. Tables should be handled differently.

Adding numbered captions to your figures can simplify your writing. You can refer a reader to a picture as simply as this: (Fig 1). No need to say see below or to the right of this text, particularly when the figure may move depending on the window size in which the page is viewed. So, I suggest captions like this: Figure 1. Enough detail following the figure number to orient the reader to the image. Figure captions do not work well in the Rich Text editor, so it may be worth turning that off to edit captions. The following image and caption was added to this page using this syntax:[[Image:RainbowHypothesis.jpg|Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses|thumb]]

Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses

Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Figures}}''from your page.

## Using Galleries

I notice that you have several images on your page. It may be useful to organize them in a gallery. The format is quite simple:

<gallery caption="Data set 1;Valentine's Day snow storm 2007, South Burlington Vermont">
Image:315Small Snow.jpg|Figure 1. Snow accumulation at 3:15 during a snowstorm on Feb 14 2007 in South Burlington Vermont USA; click to view closer
Image:345 smallSnow.jpg|Figure 2. Snow accumulation at 3:45; click to view closer.
Image:415 smallSnow.jpg|Figure 3. Snow accumulation at 4:15; click to view closer.
</gallery>

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### Spelling

Your page contains spelling errors. To improve it, please spell check. If you use Firefox, it contains a spell checker. Alternatively, edit the entire page, copy and paste the content into a word processing document, fix the spelling (being careful not to change any formats in the document, and then paste it back into the wiki. Don't forget to save your changes! Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Spell}}''from your page.

03:11, 6 April 2010