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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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Students learn about the timing of spring budburst, develop multiple working hypotheses about why timing differs year to year, and test hypotheses using environmental data collected by GLOBE students in Alaska to come to a conclusion about the factors that most impact timing of budburst on paper birch trees. **This activity has an option to get students analyzing data in spreadsheets.

  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Precipitation, Air Temperature, Surface Temperature, Green-Up / Green-Down, Phenological Gardens, Biosphere
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: In Class Activity (1 or more periods), 1 period (approx. 45 min.)
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  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Aerosols, Barometric Pressure, Water Vapor, Relative Humidity, Precipitation, Air Temperature
  • Language: English
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Students construct simple thermometers to understand how and why liquid-in-glass thermometers work.
  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Air Temperature, Water Temperature
  • Grade Levels: Upper Primary: 3-5, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 2 periods (approx. 90 min.)
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  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere
  • Language: Spanish (español)
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Students are introduced to the concepts of solar elevation angle and relative air mass and learn how to determine relative air mass from measurements of solar elevation angle.
  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Aerosols
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 1 period (approx. 45 min.)
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  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere
  • Language: Spanish (español)
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Students match GLOBE temperature data with its location given what they know about the relationship between latitude and seasonal temperature variations.
  • Protocol(s): Air Temperature, Atmosphere
  • Grade Levels: Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: In Class Activity (1 or more periods), 1 period (approx. 45 min.)
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Students monitor clouds and weather to begin to understand the connections between the two.
  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Clouds
  • Grade Levels: Lower Primary: K-2, Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8, Upper Primary: 3-5
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: Multiple days
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  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere
  • Language: Spanish (español)
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Through explorations of GLOBE atmosphere data from Croatia, students will build understanding of two climate zones. **This activity has an option to get students analyzing data in spreadsheets. The spreadsheet file (and answer key) can be found here: https://www.globe.gov/do-globe/globe-teachers-guide/atmosphere/data-exploration-learning-activities
  • Protocol(s): Precipitation, Air Temperature, Atmosphere
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: In Class Activity (1 or more periods), 1 period (approx. 45 min.), 2 periods (approx. 90 min.), Multiple days
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