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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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Why Do We Study Soil

An activity which highlights the importance of learning about the soils on Earth. In this activity students explore some of the many uses of soils, learn the five soil-forming factors, and gain a better understanding of how little of Earth's surface is covered in soil.

Learning Activities preview for Why Do We Study Soil
  • Submitted By: Gary Randolph
  • Authors: Gary Randolph
  • Grade Levels: Lower Primary: K-2, Upper Primary: 3-5, Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Protocol(s): Soil pH, Soil Characterization, Soil Infiltration, Soil Moisture - Gravimetric, Soil Particle Size Distribution, Soil Particle Density, Soil Fertility, Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 1 period (approx. 45 min.), 2 periods (approx. 90 min.)