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Featured Learning Activities

This month's featured activities go with GLOBE's Clouds Protocol

Cloud Watch

Students monitor clouds and weather to begin to understand the connections between the two.

Estimating Cloud Cover- A Simulation

Students practice estimating how much of the sky is covered by clouds.

Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds

Students begin to learn cloud types and their names.

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Telling Water Story one-pager_FINAL.pdf

Have you ever experienced flooding or drought in your location? Do you wonder how climate change might affect sea-level where you live? Join this project and learn about how water impacts people's lives around the world. NASA has an international satellite mission- Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission that is able to measure how much precipitation falls from the clouds to the ground- all around the world! This data is updated every 30 minutes, and we now have a 23 year record of precipitation. In this activity, you will take a GLOBE cloud observation, and then send a screenshot of your data to NASA's GPM Outreach coordinator. She will send you the past 23 years of precipitation data- yearly, seasonally, and monthly- along with questions you can use to analyze this data for your location. If you write a paragraph or two, she will add your story to this international project that is hosted on NASA's GPM website.

Learning Activities preview for Telling Water Story one-pager_FINAL.pdf
  • Submitted By: Dorian Wood Janney
  • Authors: Dorian Wood Janney
  • Grade Levels: Middle: 6-8, Secondary: 9-12
  • Type of Activity: Multimedia: Innovate & Share, Language Arts: Express & Communicate, Research: Inquire & Discover, Data Collection: Observe & Measure, Data Exploration: Analyze & Chart, Outdoor: Explore & Connect
  • Protocol(s): Clouds, Hydrosphere, Earth As a System, Precipitation, Land Cover Classification
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: In Class Activity (1 or more periods)