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Beginning students are introduced to the basic concepts of how water passes through soil in an activity which illustrates the scientific method. More advanced students investigate the effects of soil characteristics on water infiltration and the chemistry of water that has passed through soil
Soil Characterization, Soil Infiltration, Soil Moisture - Gravimetric, Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern, Soil Moisture - Sensors Learning Activities
Pedosphere (Soil) Learning Activities
This model builds on the Simple Carbon Cycle Model by including feedbacks in the global carbon cycle that modify the movement of carbon into and out of the atmosphere.
        Model Materials:        Link to Online Computer Model

Plant-A-Plant Classroom Experiments
Hands-on cultivation experiments for the classroom, with options for structured, guided, or open levels of inquiry.

Plant-A-PlantTeacher Guide (pdf)
Materials List (xls)
What Do Plants Need to Grow? (pdf)
Seed Germination Lab Guide (pdf)
Structured Experiment: Light (pdf)

Basic Experiments (Guided Inquiry)
    Temperature (pdf)
    CO2 Decrease (pdf)
    Water (pdf)
    Mineral Nutrients (pdf)

Advanced Experiments (Open Inquiry)
    Photosynthesis (pdf)
    CO2 Increase (pdf)
    Soil Respiration (pdf)
    Mineral Nutrients II (pdf)
Biosphere, Carbon Cycle Learning Activities
Using MultiSpec, students compare two images of their GLOBE Study Site; one from the 1990's and one from the 2000's, to determine how the land cover has changed in that time span.
Biosphere, Land Cover Classification Learning Activities
Biosphere Protocol Instructions
Biometry (including Tree Height), Biosphere Data Sheets
Biosphere, Land Cover Classification Data Sheets
Students locate, photograph, and determine the MUC class for 90 m x 90 m areas of homogeneous land cover.
Biosphere, Land Cover Classification Protocol Instructions
Biosphere Protocol Instructions
Biometry (including Tree Height), Biosphere, Land Cover Classification Field Guides
Biosphere, Land Cover Classification Data Sheets
Students measure temperature change in soil, water and air as they are exposed to the heating action of the sun.
Air Temperature, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere (Soil), Precipitation, Soil Temperature, Surface Temperature, Water Temperature, Wind Learning Activities
Earth As a System Learning Activities
Earth As a System Learning Activities
Earth As a System Learning Activities
Earth As a System Learning Activities