Overview


In the GLOBE Teacher's Guide, protocols and learning activities are related to the standards they address. In the United States, there is growing insistence that teaching be directed to address specific standards. Many countries in GLOBE and virtually every state in the United States have adopted standards for education, including science education. These standards vary, and it is not presently possible to provide a correspondence between GLOBE elements and every set of standards. However, there is much in common among the different sets of standards for science education.

For this Teacher's Guide, GLOBE has chosen to use the National Science Education Standards published by the US National Academy of Sciences, selected additional content standards that GLOBE scientists and educators feel might make appropriate additions to standards, and the National Geography Standards prepared by the (US) National Education Standards Project.

Teacher's Guide Introduction

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GLOBE provides five scientific investigation areas, each providing background information, measurement protocols and learning activities. Resources from the five areas can be combined in many ways, providing students and educators with many options for building meaningful scientific investigations. Also provided are data sheets and field guides to assist in the accurate collection of data.