Scientific Tracking of Santa On Christmas Eve!

December 18th, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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You are in for a treat! This website is sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) which is the joint American and Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace defense of the United States and Canada that was created in 1958. Every year NORAD tracks Santa’s whereabouts so that children throughout the world can determine his location and how close he is to delivering goodies to their house on Christmas Eve.

When you get to the site you can choose what language you would like to use to explore the site. Once you choose the language, a new screen appears with a welcome message and a map that tracks Santa sightings worldwide. On Christmas Eve, kids can find out where in the world Santa is located and how close he is to their home! You will also see a menu on the left side or your screen that contains:

  • History — Learn all about NORAD and its aerospace defense of the USA and Canada — and find out WHY they track Santa as he conducts his rounds on Christmas Eve.
  • How We Do It — Get the scoop on the science behind tracking Santa including radar, satellites, Santa Cam, and jet fighter aircraft!
  • About Santa — Click on this link and a new screen appears that offers wonderful stories about whether or not Santa is real, how he fits down the chimney, what snacks he prefers, how many children he visits in the space-time continuum, and much more.
  • Celebrities — Santa has lots of fans including some well-known human celebrities. Watch videos of these famous folks and their special messages about Santa!
  • Cool Downloads — Download Christmas coloring books, Christmas music and more!

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