The aim of this competition was to spread the importance of protecting the environment and raising awareness of the causes of environmental pollution. Participants had a good idea of the contribution that is provided by the Globe program, students were give some online workshops that explain the methods of collecting environmental data in a fun scientific way.
More then 70 students participated in this competition during the summer break. The winners were rewarded with medals and participation certificates
Here are a couple resources that crossed my desk in August which you might find interesting:
20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course
GLOBE Playlist in the STEM for All Multiplex
NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Community Resilience Education Theory of Change (It really highlights community science work...a perfect place to use GLOBE!)
Quizlet used their online learning data to come up with some back to school takeaways. https://quizlet.com/blog/remote-learning-report-2020
Legacy Bridges STEM Academy is a new GLOBE Partnership in...
The Next 25 Years
“To Observe the Earth and Visualize the Future”
GLOBE Satellites in Education Team (G-SET)
Over five decades of satellite and remote sensing data and technical infrastructure focused on observing the Earth continues to provide critical data and information for decision-makers daily. In fact, it plays a role in many of our daily lives and business practices.
Precollege students can now utilize the Space to Earth: Earth to Space (SEES) Model where observations and measurements can include both satellite and remote sensing imagery and data, and traditional...
They are all tropical cyclones, but the name hurricane is used exclusively for those in the North Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest.
How do they form and why do they usually occur in this part of the world?
A power pump
The most common mechanism of hurricane formation in the Atlantic - which causes more than 60% of these phenomena - is a tropical wave.
When it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, the tropical wave may be the beginning of a hurricane, but in order for it to form, it needs energy sources, such as adequate humidity, heat and wind.
In particular, it is necessary that the...
The current COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way students learn, as many students around the world are engaging in hybrid models of instruction, a combination of classroom and at home (virtual) learning. We understand that this does play a vital role in how students participate in GLOBE data collection and student research.
With all this said, beginning in September 2020, Year 3 of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign will commence. With participants from over fifty countries, the campaign includes students, educators, citizen scientists, subject matter experts, and...
The NASA GLOBE Clouds team never imagined this time last year that we'd be holding our GLOBE 2020 Community Cloud Challenge in the midst of a global pandemic. But GLOBE is about community and showing how science is better together!
In the four weeks of the challenge, we had the opportunity to learn how eight different NASA scientists study clouds to better understand our atmosphere and the important role citizen science observations play in that. You also had the chance to learn about cloud-related activities from six different amazing GLOBE educators.
And considering the...
A number of GLOBE Website Tutorials have been created to help you quickly get up to speed on how to use the tools provided by the GLOBE website. They're all available at the following link:
Be sure to bookmark this link as there will continue to be more useful tutorials added to the collection.
Hello! My name is Faguni and I am a rising senior from San Jose, California. Over the summer, I participated in the NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science Internship program and was a part of the Mosquito Mapper Team. What was originally supposed to be a two-week program at UT-Austin and the Johnson Space Center, turned into an eight-week virtual internship, all from the comforts of our bedroom! Despite the mild hiccup, our mentors worked hard to create and deliver an unforgettable experience that immersed us into the life of a NASA researcher and scientist.
Our program began...
I worked with a team of four other SEES interns to conduct an investigation into mosquito larvae trapping. We chose to research the effectiveness of mosquito larvae traps in different geographical areas, as we noticed that many of the interns were having trouble with capturing mosquito larvae in experimental traps. Moreover, understanding what type of traps and trap bait type most attracted mosquitoes could offer insight into why areas had significantly higher mosquito populations than others.
Array of experimental traps in WA
We conducted investigations in five different...