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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 discover that soil properties such as moisture and temperature can vary considerably across a single landscape.
  • Protocol(s): Soil Characterization
  • Grade Levels: Upper Primary: 3-5, Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8, Lower Primary: K-2
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 2 periods (approx. 90 min.)
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  • Protocol(s): Pedosphere (Soil)
  • Language: Spanish (español)
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Students draw a visualization and learn about all the design choices involved and how these choices affect what is communicated by the visualization.
  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Aerosols, Barometric Pressure, Water Vapor, Pedosphere (Soil), Relative Humidity, Precipitation, Air Temperature, Soil Temperature, Soil Moisture - Gravimetric, Biosphere, Land Cover Classification, Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern
  • Grade Levels: Upper Primary: 3-5, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 1 period (approx. 45 min.)
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  • Protocol(s): Pedosphere (Soil)
  • Language: Spanish (español)
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Students make mud pies by adding water to the various soil components, letting them dry and observing the pie's characteristics.
  • Protocol(s): Soil Characterization
  • Grade Levels: Upper Primary: 3-5, Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8, Lower Primary: K-2
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: Multiple days
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Students use GLOBE visualizations to display student data on maps and to learn about seasonal changes in regional and global temperature patterns.
  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere (Soil), Precipitation, Air Temperature, Surface Temperature, Water Temperature, Soil Temperature, Wind
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: Multiple days
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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
  • Protocol(s): Soil pH, Soil Characterization, Soil Infiltration, Soil Moisture - Gravimetric, Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern
  • Grade Levels: Lower Primary: K-2, Upper Primary: 3-5, Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 1 period (approx. 45 min.), Multiple days
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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
  • Protocol(s): Soil Characterization, Soil Infiltration, Soil Moisture - Gravimetric, Soil Moisture - SMAP Block Pattern
  • Grade Levels: Upper Primary: 3-5, Lower Primary: K-2
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 1 period (approx. 45 min.)
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  • Protocol(s): Pedosphere (Soil)
  • Language: Spanish (español)
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Students measure temperature change in soil, water and air as they are exposed to the heating action of the sun.
  • Protocol(s): Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Pedosphere (Soil), Precipitation, Air Temperature, Surface Temperature, Water Temperature, Soil Temperature, Wind
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: 2 periods (approx. 90 min.)
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