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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. For...


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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 710 locations) Data...


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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, then the...


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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: Trainers Partners Country Coordinators

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: Trainers Partners Country Coordinators

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