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The GLOBE Observer app (available for iPhones and Android devices) is a new, step-by-step way to submit cloud observations to NASA. Use your GLOBE sign-in information to sync your observations with your GLOBE data entry. Here are some simple tips and tricks on how to better identify clouds while using the app. Your latitude, longitude, and time of day with be filled in automatically by the app! 1. What does your sky look like? Is your sky completely clear with no contrails? Are there clouds or is the sky obscured that it makes it difficult to make any ...
Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE Investigation Areas: CLOUDS Learning Activities: OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS OBSERVING VISIBILITY AND SKY COLOR ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 SECONDARY: 9-12 MIDDLE: 6-8 LOWER PRIMARY: K-2
GLOBE is a useful resource for educators in both the formal and informal sector. Below is a guest blog post from GLOBE trained educator Jane Amiotte who is the 4H Youth Program Advisor in Pennington County here in South Dakota. One of the things that I think Jane does well is to use GLOBE with other resources and in various settings. GLOBE mixes and matches well! How do you use GLOBE in your setting? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earth Systems I presented the Elementary GLOBE Earth Science Systems program “We Are All Connected” to the classrooms ...
Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Investigation Areas: SOIL CHARACTERIZATION EARTH AS A SYSTEM FRESHWATER MACROINVERTEBRATES BIOMETRY (INCLUDING TREE HEIGHT) AEROSOLS Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 LOWER PRIMARY: K-2