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
Students construct simple thermometers to understand how and why liquid-in-glass thermometers work.
Students match GLOBE temperature data with its location given what they know about the relationship between latitude and seasonal temperature variations.
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
Through explorations of GLOBE temperature data from two nearby locations in Germany, students learn how temperature varies with altitude.
Students draw a visualization and learn about all the design choices involved and how these choices affect what is communicated by the visualization.
Students use GLOBE visualizations to display student data on maps and to learn about seasonal changes in regional and global temperature patterns.
Students interpret a frequency distribution of GLOBE temperature data to decide whether statements about the weather are accurate, citing the parts of the graph they used as the basis of their decision.
Students measure temperature change in soil, water and air as they are exposed to the heating action of the sun.
Students use visualizations to explore the relation between elevation and temperature and begin learning how to make important patterns evident in visualizations.
Students learn how to construct, read, and analyze climographs and understand how climate differs from weather.
Students construct one or more contour maps using GLOBE data.
Students explore how the placement and design of instrument shelters can influence temperature measurements taken from thermometers located inside them.
Students build geography skills while learning how to find data using the GLOBE Data Visualization tool, sharing what they have learned in a tourism poster for a GLOBE school location.
Students use GLOBE data and graphing tools to compare the influence of latitude, elevation, and geography on seasonal patterns.