Stars and STEM Stories


Philippine Science High School Western Visayas, Iloilo City, Philippines
GLOBE students at Philippine Science High School Western Visayas in Iloilo City didn't want to wait for their weather station to arrive to start making and reporting observations. Eager to get started, they contacted scientists at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and got permission to establish a GLOBE study site and report data using their instrumentation site until the school has its own.  >>
Kingsburg High School, Kingsburg, CA, United States
GLOBE schools at the far reaches of the western and eastern regions of the United States are linking up in a cross-country study of local biomes. Using the GLOBE protocols as their guide and Internet and satellite technologies as their link, students from Kingsburg High School in California conducted field experiments and gathered data from sites in Yosemite National Park while GLOBE Students from Pikeview High School collected field data from Pipestem State Park.  >>
Mittelschule Elsterberg, Elsterberg, Germany
Mittelschule Elsterberg was one of the first GLOBE schools in Germany, selected as part of the country's initial GLOBE pilot project of 27 schools. Their contributions to science have been recognized by local media, and their work has been featured on television several times.  >>
Phoenix Magnet Elementary School, Alexandria, LA, United States
A group of fourth-grade students from Louisiana are faithfully reporting their measurements and observations to the GLOBE Study Data Archive, but they aren't stopping there. GLOBE students at Phoenix Magnet School in Alexandria are taking their findings to City Hall and even to the Louisiana State Legislature.  >>
Indialantic Elementary School, Indialantic, FL, United States
A GLOBE school in Florida is proving that elementary students can play a critical role in providing data for both local and national scientific purposes. Data from Indialantic Elementary are being used by a local television meteorologists and by scientists at the National Climatic Data Center in North Carolina.  >>
New Miami Jr./Sr. High School, Hamilton, OH, United States
After five years of participation in GLOBE, students at New Miami Junior/Senior High are significantly contributing to scientific research and improving their test scores at the same time! School officials report that nearly three-quarters of the students who participated in GLOBE either in seventh or eighth grade passed the Ohio science proficiency exam.  >>
Lise-Meitner Gesamtschule Koeln-Porz, Koeln, Germany
GLOBE students in Germany demonstrated their impressive understanding of global climate issues during the recent visit of a U.S. diplomat to their school. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs David Sandalow visited the Lise-Meitner-Gesamtschule in Koeln as part of his trip to Germany for discussions with world leaders on environmental issues.  >>
Fairview Elementary School, Sylva, NC, United States
Students at Fairview Elementary School have proven themselves to be such professional young scientists, they are being recruited to teach teachers! The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a GLOBE Franchise responsible for training many teachers statewide, has enlisted these talen ted youngsters to lead demonstrations as a regular part of their GLOBE Teacher Training Workshops.  >>
Stoneville Elementary School, Stoneville, NC, United States
In Stoneville, NC, there are a couple of teachers who are not only dedicated to GLOBE, but to each other as well. Bill and Joanne Knight are husband and wife teachers at Stoneville Elementary. Stoneville is a year-round school, so students have lots of opportunities to gather and report data, which has resulted in their being one of the highest data-reporting GLOBE schools!  >>
GLOBE in Montana
In an exciting new project, GLOBE schools in Montana are partnering with the regional offices of the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to increase understanding of the role and risks of fire in ecosystems. This fall, students will field test a special measurement protocol that will help scientists and land managers predict fire behavior.  >>