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Featured Learning Activities

This months 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 plant response to light by setting up simple investigations in the classroom.
  • Protocol(s): Green-Up / Green-Down, Phenological Gardens, Biosphere
  • Grade Levels: Lower Primary: K-2, Upper Primary: 3-5, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: Multiple days
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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 learn what to look for during budburst by observing variations in timing and appearance of leaves of different local plant species.
  • Protocol(s): Green-Up / Green-Down, Biosphere
  • Grade Levels: Lower Primary: K-2, Upper Primary: 3-5, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
  • Time Requirements: Multiple days
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Use this flowchart to help you decide which Introductory Activities are appropriate for your classroom. For more information, see the <a href="https://www.globe.gov/get-trained/protocol-etraining/etraining-modules/16867717/3099387" target="_blank">Carbon Cycle Introduction eTraining</a> .
  • Protocol(s): Biosphere, Carbon Cycle
  • Language: English
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Students learn how to evaluate the accuracy of a classification they perform in this tutorial.
  • Protocol(s): Biosphere, Land Cover Classification
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
  • Language: English
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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. 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): 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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Introduce students to systems thinking through a classroom simulation, and model a system using the '1-box model'. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<i>Enhancement Materials:</i>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.globe.gov/documents/355050/41927208/PaperClipSimulationSpreadsheet.xls/28b746c0-4cbd-45d9-aa3f-1458d5371615?version=1.0" target="_blank">Paper Clip Simulation Spreadsheet (xls)</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://exchange.iseesystems.com/public/globeprogam/paperclip-tutorial-model/index.html" target="_blank">Online Model Link</a>
  • Protocol(s): Biosphere, Carbon Cycle
  • Grade Levels: Secondary: 9-12, Middle: 6-8
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A summary of learning activities for the biosphere investigation area.
  • Protocol(s): Biosphere, Biometry (including Tree Height), Land Cover Classification
  • Language: English
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