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Hello GLOBE community, The NASA GLOBE Clouds team is offering virtually connections or personalized videos (previously recorded) for your students. It can be in a variety of topics including: Career Connections (Path to NASA) The Impact of Your Observations Clouds and Cloud Types Earth's Atmosphere and Climate Clouds and Atmospheres on Earth and Other Planets Cloud Types in Masterpieces/Landscape Paintings Any topic of Your Choice If you are interested, comment below or contact NASA GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist Marilé Colón Robles.  


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other Meetings Workshops Webinars GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System News Topics: Video Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Standards Requirement Grade Level Investigation Area Documents

You have submitted GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper observations, but are still unsure how to access and analyze that data?  This blog outlines the steps to download data into a spreadsheet, describes the data found in each column, and discusses what to do with the two sets of latitude and longitude data associated with each observation. Download Data First you will need to download your data using GLOBE’s Advanced Data Access Tool (ADAT) . This link also has video and text tutorials to get you started. Once you open ADAT, it prompts you to select filters, which will...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Hydrology Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: International Virtual Science Symposium Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Mosquito Report Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Protocol Specific Documents » Resources

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As you know, April 2020 is all about trees. The NASA GLOBE Observer (NASAGO) is having the Trees Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count event for the entire month of April. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the GLOBE Program, the NASA GLOBE Observer is hosting this month-long citizen science challenge in April 2020. During this challenge, we want to get as many tree height observations from around the GLOBE using the NASAGO App Trees Tool on your mobile devices. If you haven’t downloaded the App yet, please CLICK HERE or type in NASA GLOBE...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: Biosphere Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

We are asking for photographs of dust storms and dust events in cold climates  (or high latitude areas), southwest United States and Northern Mexico, and desert (or arid and semi arid) areas. Follow these steps on how to take photographs of the horizon, not the sky in the direction of the dust event. Different flyers are now available to print or share that you can use to spread the word!    


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System News Topics: IOPs Regions Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

In this pro tip, you will learn how to increase your location accuracy while using the GLOBE Observer app and learn why location accuracy matters. How is location determined? By using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, (either  hand-held or built into your mobile device), you are able to obtain your geographical position on the Earth’s surface. The antennas on your GPS receiver will acquire satellite signals and once it has located three satellites, it will perform a first calculation of latitude and longitude.  For the GLOBE Observer Land Cover tool,...


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I bet you would be surprised to learn that since we began to collect " Mosquito Habitat Mappe r" data (5/29/2017), we have had over 20,915 observations submitted! Think about how significant that number is for a tool that has only been available for less than three years!  As many of us who live in the northern hemisphere begin to see signs of spring arriving- robins, crocuses, leaf buds on the trees, and warmer weather- we know that we will also see adult mosquitoes before too long. While there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes, only about 100 of those species are actually...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs Meetings Field Campaigns: Seasons and Biomes Watersheds El Niño GPM GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Hydrosphere Earth As a System Pedosphere (Soil) Biosphere Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Hydrology Land Cover/Biology Soil News Topics: Meetings IOPs Regions SCRC Research Virtual Science Fair Teacher's Guide: Investigation Area Documents

February 2020 Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Data Champions   FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2020, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE TEACHER/STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANTS (EXTERNAL TO THE NASA/GLOBE TEAM)  TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS  FOR TREE HEIGHT, LAND COVER, AND GREENINGS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN! THE MAPS REPRESENT THE TOP STUDENT/CAMPAIGN-BASED MEASUREMENT COUNTRIES FOR EACH OF THE THREE MEASUREMENTS.   TREE HEIGHTS (757 Total...


Posted in: Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Muchas experiencias señalan que la participación ciudadana es clave en el control del “Dengue” y otras enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos, sobre todo, en un contexto donde en los últimos años se informa que los mosquitos son cada vez más resistentes a las fumigaciones que son realizadas por las instituciones de salud. El Programa GLOBE, una iniciativa de educación y ciencia ambiental promovida por la NASA y otras instituciones científicas, busca, a través del aplicativo GLOBE Observer - Mosquitos Habitat Mapper , involucrar a los ciudadanos en el combate contra los mosquitos....


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The Bahamas Globe Team is actively scouting to revitalize the program. We have been visiting schools and sharing the information about Globe as well as repairing weather  enclosures that may have been damaged while seeking future locations at other schools for other ones. On the 19th and 20th of February, Globe was presented at a Junior and Senior school teacher's workshop with the view to assist in raising awareness about the program and the possibilities that lie ahead for teachers, students and the country as a whole. In other news, after an absence of over two years, ...


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El Currículo Nacional de la Educación Básica en Perú, señala el perfil de egreso del estudiante al final del ciclo escolar, entre otros, se espera que el estudiante se capaz de indagar y comprender el mundo natural y artificial utilizando conocimientos científicos en diálogo con saberes locales para mejorar la calidad de vida y cuidando la naturaleza; así como que aproveche responsablemente las tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación (TIC) para interactuar con la información, gestionar su comunicación y aprendizaje. Lo anterior se resume en desarrollar dos competencias...


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El pasado 11 de febrero, se celebró el Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia, ocasión para llamar la atención sobre el rol trascendental que juegan las mujeres en el desarrollo de ciencia, tecnología e innovación en nuestros países.  Con esta ocasión el Programa GLOBE Perú fue invitado por el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica  (CONCYTEC), para participar en una feria de ciencia para mostrar parte de la labor que desarrollamos para promover y cultivar el espíritu científico en niños, jóvenes y ciudadanía en general.  Fue...


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Enhancing undergraduate understanding of hydro-climatic studies in the environmental cohort using the GLOBE led inquiry-based learning approach. Teaching practices are context specific, thus we focus this study on enhancing the inquiry-based learning (IBL) in teacher education. The South African physical science curriculum (DBE, 2011b) supports the teaching and learning of science through inquiry and learners are expected to be involved in practical investigations. However, South African preservice teachers who join universities are not confident to implement inquiry approaches when...


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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign has found a way for campaign-participating schools, to leverage their tree height and tree-related activities to earnsome more awesome recognition. If participating campaign members are collecting tree height data or using tree-related measurements and observations from GLOBE for student-driven research projects and citizen science efforts, member schools are already well on the way to earning Tree Campus K-12 recognition for the currentschool year. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the Arbor Day Foundation has a brand new...


Posted in: Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

Hello GISN community, Did you know that there are now curated, analysis-ready GLOBE datasets posted on the website? These are subsets of GLOBE data that have been post-processed by a scientist on the GLOBE team and are being made available for broader use by the community. Check them out:   Clouds data, https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/clouds-data Dust data, https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/dust-data Eclipse data, https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/eclipse-data


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Public middle and high schools are generally free in the U.S and that goes a long way into helping parents save money. Although it is true, there are other costs related to public education that are exponentially increasing. These costs cater to covering the necessary costs to procure textbooks and partake in extracurricular activities.  The case of rising costs of education is worse when considering the private educational institutions around this country. Some parents prefer these schools to teach their children because of the smaller classes, which makes it easier for the...


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Hace unos días tuve la oportunidad de participar, invitada por el Programa GLOBE que promueve el Ministerio del Ambiente, a una feria organizada por el CONCYTEC con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia (11 de febrero). El evento buscaba llamar la atención sobre la necesidad de promover la participaciòn de muchas más mujeres en el campo de la ciencia, tecnología e innovación.  Estuve en el stand de GLOBE Perú, donde mostramos y experimentamos con niños y niñas, parte del trabajo de investigación GLOBE de suelos, la importancia del suelo y la...


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The GLOBE Urban Heat Island Student Research Campaign finished up the 2019-2020 campaign with observations from 254 sites in October with 6,688 surface temperature observations. In December, 4,248 observations were taken from 126 schools. Over 50% of the data was submitted in the last 2 weeks. This is a large increase from last year of about 150%. There are focus areas with many schools participating including the Great Lakes, Croatia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, and Taiwan. And, there are first time participants from Brazil, South Korea and India. The blog post in October had...


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GLOBE Nigeria Coordinating Unit in Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja-Nigeria, is organizing Sensitization and Advocacy Workshop for States Ministry of Education and States Universal Basic Education Board Coordinators on GLOBE Program. This workshop will help to take GLOBE Program down to all schools in Nigeria and this will be coordinated by each sates coordinator for easy monitoring and evaluation of the Program. This workshop is taking place on 5th to 7th March 2020. The Regional Africa coordinator Mr. M. Mark is invited to give an address via video call.


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Chalk up yet another win for Einstein. A twist in the fabric of spacetime is causing the orbit of one stellar corpse to teeter around another stellar corpse, researchers report. And the relativistic corkscrew is helping astronomers reconstruct the final days of these two long-dead stars. According to general relativity, any spinning mass drags spacetime around with it, like a hand mixer in molasses. One way to see this “frame dragging” is to keep a careful eye on anything circling the spinning object on a tilted orbit — the spacetime maelstrom will make the orbit wobble, or precess. ...


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January 2020 Trees Campaign Data Champions   FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2020, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE TEACHER/STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANTS (EXTERNAL TO THE NASA/GLOBE TEAM)  TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS  FOR TREE HEIGHT, LAND COVER, AND GREENINGS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN!   THE MAPS REPRESENT THE TOP STUDENT/CAMPAIGN-BASED MEASUREMENT COUNTRIES FOR EACH OF THE THREE MEASUREMENTS.   TREE HEIGHTS (1,551 Total Measurements/Observations from...


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Este año queremos que ustedes aprovechen al máximo las herramientas de GLOBE y de esta forma participar activamente en la promoción de la ciencia en sus escuelas. Los retamos a usar el blog para comentar sus experiencia, inicien con pequeños artículos de uno o dos párrafos, poco a poco se convertirá en grandes difusores de la ciencia en sus escuelas y para el país.      


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Classroom education has become the primary method of early learning from preschool to college, adult continuing education and job training. Educators and trainers, as well as the students themselves, would benefit from knowing ways to engage in the classroom and improve learning to take in information faster and comprehend it more completely. People are now using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to improve learning. The goal for teachers and students using NLP is to develop a connection between them and improve communication. If the student feels that the teacher relates to her,...


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Two of the teachers participating in the MARRS Institute during June 2019 at Jackson State University discovered data uncharacteristic of Arizona. They concluded that the school must not use xeriscaping! Caption  


Posted in: Learning Activities: Soil Primary Audience: Country Coordinators Partners Trainers

The density box was new to most teachers at the workshop held on December 7 at Xavier University of New Orleans. I encourage this activity when teaching weather to reinforce the concept of density. Caption  


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I led a teacher workshop at Xavier University of Louisiana on the new GLOBE Weather Curriculum. Teachers left with lots of new knowledge, great ideas, and supplies.  Setting up the Sunny Day bottles Caption Caption Caption Setting up the density box demo that I wanted to share. Most teachers had never seen this.  


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Event Topics: Workshops GLOBE Science Topics: Earth System Science Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate

Check out Dr. Kendrick Buford as he works with pre-service teachers in conducting pedosphere and hydrosphere protocols. This took place during fall semester 2019 at Bobby Chain Park at Twin Forks along the Leaf River in Hattiesburg, Mississippi:  https://youtu.be/ygqKZJB6Rq0 .  


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Primary Audience: Country Coordinators Partners Trainers

Starting 2020 off as a GLOBE trainer at a Climate Change event. I am very excited to be teaching WV teachers about the Carbon Cycle and its associated protocols. We will be participating in some exciting learning games also: The Carbon Travel Game and Biomass Units.


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Special observations of airplanes and contrails are being collected by a select few as part of a pilot project the GLOBE Clouds team has been working on for a year. The project asks students to use an app that tracks aircrafts, then note if the airplane is or is not creating a contrail. The airplane tracker app suggested notes the height of the airplanes, giving the opportunity to note the altitude of the contrails if present. The GLOBE Clouds team was able to present a first look at the data collected by students at Alpena Elementary/Middle School (Mr. Roger Rose teacher), Treadway...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other Science Symposia and Fairs GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Data Included General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS)

December 2019 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2019, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE TEACHER/STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANTS (EXTERNAL TO THE NASA/GLOBE TEAM)  TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS  FOR TREE HEIGHT, LAND COVER, AND GREENINGS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN! THE MAPS REPRESENT THE TOP STUDENT/CAMPAIGN-BASED MEASUREMENT COUNTRIES FOR EACH OF THE THREE MEASUREMENTS. TREE HEIGHTS (964 Total Measurements/Observations from 412 locations) Data Measurement Champions M. Parashar...


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