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Brian Campbell here. I just wanted to share, with every participant on the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, that NASA has released two new amazing videos related to trees, tree height and tree research. Video 1 “An unexpectedly large count of trees in West African Sahara and Sahel,” Released on 16 October 2020 This visualization focuses on the Dryer areas of the globe that do not have forests are sometimes discounted for their contribution to the global biome in climate models and other prediction systems. However, this research has shown that over...


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Did you know that very soon, a new Earth-observing satellite will join the fleet of satellites that are monitoring the health of our home planet? The launch of the joint U.S.- European Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is set for November 10! Right now it is undergoing final testing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and will be sent aloft on a Falcon 9 rocket. Once it is in orbit, about 1,336 km/830 miles above Earth's surface, its task will be to collect sea level measurements with an accuracy of a few centimeters (for a single measurement) for more...


Posted in: Curriculum: Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs Field Campaigns: Seasons and Biomes El Niño GPM GLOBE Science Topics: Climate Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System News Topics: Calendar Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: International Virtual Science Symposium Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Mission Earth Report

Teachers and schools can only do so much to motivate children to learn complex topics. However, it takes input from parents to keep them interested and engaged.  Not everyone fits into the pigeonholes that school creates. Your child might learn differently from most others, but the classroom and teaching methodology are optimized for the majority. Take what your child learns in their classroom and expand on it, making it more complex according to their intellectual needs. Here are ideas for approaching it: Make learning fun every way you can No child wants to learn...


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O Programa GLOBE faz parte do Plano de Ampliação Ciêntifica e Tecnológica da União Colegial de Minas Gerais (UCMG). O objetivo do programa na UCMG é aumentar o envolvimento dos estudantes secundaristas na ciência cidadã, meio ambiente e promover atividades educacionais no período de pandemia do Novo Coronavírus.   A implementação do Programa GLOBE ocorreu após o diálogo com a AEB (Agência Espacial Brasileira) que orientou e forneceu sua ajuda neste processo. No dia 09 de Outubro de 2020, após aprovação da entidade no GLOBE, começamos a seleção dos primeiros cidadãos cientistas...


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September/October/November 2020   Cloud Challenge Resources Available Thanks to our cloud community, the 2020 Community Cloud Challenge was a great success showing how Science is Better Together! We received some great photos and artwork from participants, some of which were highlighted in the  thank you video . If you missed the challenge or want to keep working on it, visit the  GLOBE Clouds Family Guide  page for the resources. You will find videos about the  Science of Clouds  and the  Family Cloud Challenge  page with a Choice...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Science Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System News Topics: IOPs Regions Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report

As you know, there are so many online tools that you can analyze, visualize, and retrieve data and imagery for student and professional research. Our campaign team knows that it can be tough to know just which one(s) to choose to assist in research. Online tools can be used as aides in student research from local to global environments. Comparing ground-based data and imagery, from GLOBE with satellite and airborne data, can serve as an amazing way to focus student research. We also know that teachers and students are extremely busy right now, especially in the global pandemic-driven new...


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GLOBE Student Investigations with NASA This collaborative webinar was planned and presented by three NASA Science Activation Earth science awards and the GLOBE Implementation Office. Each group shared a broad range of NASA-sponsored opportunities and resources to connect students to investigating our Earth system using NASA and GLOBE data.  The recording is available on-demand  https://www.globe.gov/web/mission-mosquito/overview/webinars/archived-webinars A list of resources shared by the presenters is available at https://bit.ly/3cwCkhz The goal is to support...


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    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 ...


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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 Partner News Legacy Bridges STEM...


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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,...


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  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...


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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,...


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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...


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Hello, 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: https://www.globe.gov/support/faqs/globe-website-tutorials Be sure to bookmark this link as there will continue to be more useful tutorials added to the collection. -Roller


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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...


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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...


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Cases of mosquito-borne disease are increasing in the United States. Because these diseases are directly correlated with the abundance of mosquitoes, finding what environmental variables impact mosquito populations is essential to prevent the transmission of disease. For the SEES 2020 Mosquito Mapper research project, our group decided to  focus on identifying the statistical correlations exhibited between mosquito abundance and topographic, underground, and climate variables. The analysis used GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper data. The GLOBE database was very simple to access...


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Through my research, I tried to find a connection between plants and mosquitoes, so that humans can find a safe, natural, and aesthetically pleasing way to deter these disease vectors. I began my search for answers by visiting nature preserves in my area to sample water, set mosquito traps, and take pictures of the plants. I also used the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper data from the GLOBE database to provide me with numerical data about how many mosquitoes are in an area with and without plants. To determine if there are plants in an area, I look at the land cover images that the...


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Hi everyone, my name is Bhaskar J, and I'm interning with the SEES Mosquito Mappers research team this summer, in which we use the GLOBE Observer citizen science app.  There are a lot of moving parts to it, but overall it's been an incredible experience! One part of the program is catching mosquito larvae in our home-made traps. See the attached images showing how I made mine! Figure. 1  Steps I used to create a mosquito larvae trap. At first, I was a little distraught because I wasn't able to catch that many mosquito larvae and wasn't able to identify them....


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To draw statistically valid conclusions about ecological trends, such as the relationship between land cover and mosquito population dynamics, land areas of interest must be sampled in a consistent manner. Numerous ground observations of local areas can help scientists gain insight of the landscape, especially in regions where remote sensing techniques fail to measure certain land characteristics. However, sending scientists to sample areas across the globe is not always viable. That’s why tools like GLOBE Observer App are so helpful. By recruiting citizen volunteers to conduct ground...


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Coming into the NASA SEES Mosquito Mapper program, I was beyond nervous. Living in Washington State in an area with few mosquitoes, I had no idea how I would be able to collect enough data for the final research project, especially since this was the first time I was conducting research on my own. In addition to that, the program was entirely virtual! As a visual learner, I was worried that participation might be challenging. These worries quickly fell behind after the first virtual "Zoom" meeting. My mentors were super easy going and accessible, and happy to answer any of the questions...


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Through the SEES Mosquito Mappers internship, I have learned how to skeptically interrogate the world around us and devise profound questions that can shape our understanding of the natural universe. I came to this internship knowing very little about science except for  the basics of the scientific method and the “facts” that we are mandated to memorize in our educational system. I started by doing engaging activities and watching webinars hosted by NASA scientists. I supplemented the knowledge that I gained with educational SEES modules on topics from “Climate Science...


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First - congratulations to Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University! See below for links to the YES Medal award and details! Catching up around here with the busy summer! Many Partners and teachers had the opportunity to attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting this year since it was virtual. Click on the link and you can view any presentations you missed. The student reports were amazing and the web team announced some new features coming our way soon! Don't miss the DEI Task Force session too! In other summer news: Dr. David Padgett, Tennessee State University Partner...


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Did you know that NASA satellite data is being used to predict,monitor, and respond to vector-borne and water-related disease around the world? Imagine the value of using both GLOBE ground-based data; such as precipitation, vegetation, soil moisture, surface temperature, and humidity; to help us better understand disease! As you think about what you might like to research for the next school year, consider using NASA satellite data along with your GLOBE data to investigate various aspects of water-related and vector-borne disease. You can learn about the research conducted...


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[July 17 | 05:00 p.m.| PST] We are well within the rainy season in the country and rains are part of our day. Fortunately, we were able to record 2 cloud observations today, one during solar soon and one during a satellite flyover . One curious event we observed was the rain pouring down while it appears to be still sunny .  I think in this case, cloud observation in all directions is important to fully describe the clouds in your area. Aside from that, today is Cloud Art Day here. I gave the GLOBE Cloud Chart to our young citizen scientists to study and have a...


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As part of the 2020 GLOBE Virtual Meeting, our NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative team offered a July 15 webinar to highlight opportunities and resources for doing GLOBE science at home this summer and beyond. These include the 15 July- 15 August 2020 Community Cloud Challenge, as well as activities and resources that can be used by families to do science @ home. Presented by: Jessica Taylor and Marilé Colon Robles, NASA LaRC, and Theresa Schwerin and Cassie Soeffing, IGES. No worries if you missed the live webinar, following are links to the video and slides: Video...


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[July 16 | 02:23 a.m. | PST] Just finished with the GLOBE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force Meeting. It was very rewarding to see all the work put together by the group presented at last to the GLOBE community. Back to the Cloud Challenge , we started things off by taking 3 cloud observations using the GLOBE Observer App . We then prepared the Cloud Activity Tracker for these youngsters who have been gamely participating in our science-related activities at home since the lock down in our country. We introduced them also to three basic clouds first (cirrus,...


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[July 15 | 11:41 a.m. | PST] This blog post will chronicle the participation of our group Seven Lakes Citizen Scientists Team from the Philippines to the Cloud Challenge 2020 . I hope my young teammates will enjoy the activities Globe prepared for them. #CloudChallenge #Clouds #NASAGO #CitSci #CitizenScience #7lakesscience #7lakescitizenscience #7lakescitizenscientists #7lakescitizenscientiststeam


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Audiencia : ¡Todos! (Estudiantes y maestros de todos los grados, educadores informales y el público en general) Fechas : 15 de julio de 2020 - 15 de agosto de 2020 Cómo Participar : Disfruta del verano descubriendo las nubes desde una nueva perspectiva. Hay muchas formas de participar. Cada jueves puedes aprender más sobre las nubes con científicos y educadores de la NASA por medio de la página NASA Earth’s Facebook page . También puedes hacer actividades en casa o hacer observaciones de las nubes o el cielo a través de la herramienta Nubes en GLOBE o la aplicación ...


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With the events of the last month, the U.S. GLOBE Office took some time to #ShutDownSTEM , think, gather ideas, listen and learn. Moving forward, we will be looking at some actions that we can take to better support our communities, and GLOBE colleagues, teachers and students. Partner News The University of Toledo Partnership is conducting a joint PD with the SUNY Fredonia Partnership, Northern Michigan University Partnership and Defiance College in July. It is a mix of virtual and in-person training days.  US Regional GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) ...


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Audience : Everyone! (Students and teachers all grade levels, informal educators, and the general public) Dates : July 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020 How to Participate : Spend summer together by discovering clouds from a new perspective. There are many ways to participate. Learn more about clouds with NASA scientists and educators each Thursday on NASA Earth’s Facebook page , do at-home activities, or take cloud or sky observations through the Clouds tool on GLOBE or the GLOBE Observer app . It is all up to you! Show how you took part in this unique event by sharing on...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other Competitions Webinars GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science 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: Competitions Calendar IOPs Regions Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

A new study using NASA's Global Precipitation Measuremen t (GPM) mission data entitled " Water vapor and soil moisture can predict afternoon rainfall " was recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.  Many of us who use GLOBE protocols have wondered if we could use our data to help us answer some of the most challenging questions related to weather. This study might give some great ideas to students, teachers, and citizen scientists around the world to see if they can find similar results.  This article explains that the effect that water vapor has on...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Science Symposia and Fairs Competitions GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills Meetings/Conferences 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: Competitions IOPs Regions SCRC Research Virtual Science Fair 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) Mission Earth Report Mission Mosquito Report Teacher's Guide: Grade Level Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

Did you know that you can compare your GLOBE tree height data to that of the ICESat-2 satellite? You can compare any GLOBE tree height data to ICESat-2 tree height data using the Open Altimetry online tool at http://openaltimetry.org . This online tool is set up to be very user-friendly, but does require a bit of exploration to use it properly. Below are two tutorials to help you understand how the Open Altimetry tool works and to help you get more comfortable looking at your data and comparing it to the ICESat-2 data for tree height. NSIDC Open Altimetry Tutorial for Trees Around...


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Two European satellites have spotted a catastrophic  oil spill  in the Arctic Circle. About  20,000 tons of diesel oil has leaked  into a river in the Arctic Circle after a fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday (May 29). The Russian Investigative Committee has launched an investigation into the incident, as the plant reportedly waited for two days before informing Moscow authorities about the spill, according to  the BBC . As you can see in the animation above, the oil (depicted in red) traveled down the Ambarnaya...


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The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings: The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet ( https://padlet.com/usglobecc/MayWatercooler ) and May 15, 2020 Watercooler Padlet ( https://padlet.com/usglobecc/dbl0871blat60mav ). There is a wonderful NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop Series happening and you...


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As you know, we are all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we all need to take precautions, stay safe, maintain social distancing, and make sure our health is a number 1 priority.  With that said, the science doesn't stop, satellites continue to orbit and explore, the Earth continues to turn, and learners of all ages continue to explore. Our friends at the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign have created a great page, entitled "My tree grows under Covid-19 restrictions"  that focuses on greenings and trees in a COVID-19 time and how everyone can...


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Writing this blog does not mark a complete severance of my link with GLOBE Nigeria and GLOBE Africa as a whole, a country, and a continent, I espoused and loved right from my primary school about 25 years ago. As observed by many Nigerians, I am qualified to be described as a passionate GLOBE Man. These successes can be traced back to the travel grant that I received in 2013 from the National Science Foundation through The University of Toledo, Ohio to attend the 18th GLOBE Annual Partners Meeting in Maryland. Since then, GLOBE has impacted my life tremendously and improved my...


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Greetings, On April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the 25th anniversary of GLOBE and me as a GLOBE Teacher, I introduced the GLOBE Satellites and Education Team (G-SET). For me, and from the beginning of GLOBE in 1995, one of the best opportunities for GLOBE was to introduce and integrate the use of satellite imagery and remotes sensing to the K12 community. In a small way it did through in its early years providing a LandSat image/dataset of each schools area. For the many new GLOBE teachers being trained, it was their first experience with image...


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GLOBE Mission EARTH has posted videos in the NSF funded STEM for All video showcase. The NASA funded project I lead that fuses GLOBE projects with NASA assets put a couple videos in. Our video highlights students who chose STEM careers. Please take some time this week, May 5-12, 2020, to watch the videos. Please make a comment or vote for your favorite video.  Here is our project: GLOBE Mission EARTH: Inspiring tomorrow’s STEM Professionals  https://videohall.com/p/1762  (U. of Toledo) Here are some related and GLOBE related videos.  Students connect...


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This month we spent alot of time working through how to offer students who would have participated in the Student Research Symposia another option to share their work. We got it figured out and then the upload tool for reports had to be shut down! That was exciting! Thanks to the Community Support Team , we were able to accept the reports and get them up. Although not in the place they usually would be. Some other notables: The U.S. Office sent an email to each GLOBE Partnership asking them to update their Partnership page, including the Contacts and Membership lists, and I...


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Una de las investigaciones ganadoras a nivel institucional fue la realizada por un grupo de estudiantes del 3° de secundaria. Ellas compararon el tiempo atmosférico de Lince, distrito donde se ubica la institución educativa, con Bellavista, Callao, distrito donde vive una de las estudiantes.                    Las conclusiones a las que llegaron luego de su indagación fueron:  a.- La temperatura en Lince es variable; mientras que, en Bellavista baja demasiado por estar cerca al mar. b.- La humedad en Bellavista se...


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Al año siguiente, 2019, los estudiantes realizaron el estudio del tiempo en la localidad y para ello se utilizó la caseta meteorológica instalada en nuestra Institución Educativa. En este caso, cada sección registró los datos de temperatura y humedad con el termómetro  de alcohol y el termohigrómetro. Los estudiantes determinaron a partir del medio día solar que la hora óptima para realizar las mediciones era entre las 10:30 a.m. y las 2:00 p.m. Para registra los datos los estudiantes elaboraron un cuadro de doble entrada colocado en cada aula. Luego los datos eran consignados en la...


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The EPA is celebrating Air Quality Week (May 4-8) and the GLOBE Clouds team would like to ask everyone again for your photographs of dust events! We got a chance to chat with Anne Semrau,  a biology teacher at New Mexico State University, who sent in some amazing photographs of a dust event. Question: Where are you from? Where do you live now? Answer: I am mostly from Texas (different parts: Dallas, Houston, Austin, rural northeast Texas) but I have lived in several other places (Navajo Nation, California, Montana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Missouri, Washington...


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Nuestro proyecto "Conociendo hábitats y larvas de mosquitos" fue presentado en la Feria de Ciencias que cada año se realiza a nivel nacional. Nuestros estudiantes participaron en la etapa a nivel de RED.                


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Los resultados obtenidos fueron presentados a través de un proyecto en la Feria Virtual Internacional GO Mosquito en donde nuestra Institución Educativa quedó en 3er  lugar a nivel nacional.                         Con ayuda de los premios recibidos se pudo concretar un segundo desafío de contribuir con información científica de nuevos hallazgos de criaderos potenciales de mosquitos. En esta segunda oportunidad se unieron más estudiantes de otras secciones.              ...


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Algunas de las muestras observadas con el microscopio para celular no tenían características de larvas, mas bien parecían moscas. Los estudiantes determinaron esto pues no cumplían con las partes de una larva. Sin embargo, en una muestra de la pecera si observamos larvas de género  culex , fácilmente reconocido por el sifón y por su posición bajo el agua. Aquí la forma de analizar la muestra.                                            Aquí presentamos un...


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Guest blog by SEES Virtual Intern Sweta Alla NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Sciences: Mosquito Mappers Virtual High School Summer Internship. It’s a mouthful to say, but that title describes exactly what I did last summer. As a virtual intern, I collaborated with NASA scientists and our intern cohort and developed a research project that I presented at a science symposium at the end of the summer. I genuinely believe that the virtual summer internship gave me a chance to develop as a researcher: it helped me organize my thoughts and ideas to develop and complete a successful AP...


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I've had a great time teaching folks how to use the GLOBE Observer App this past month through weekly Webinars put on by the NASA IV&V ERC. Folks have seemed to really enjoy the trainings and feel more confident with identifying cloud types using the updated Clouds portal on the GLOBE Observer App! I look to continue doing these online webinars in the future!  


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Today, April 24, 2020, is Arbor Day. Arbor Day, much like Earth Day, is a holiday that celebrates nature. Its purpose is to encourage people to plant trees. Did you know that there are an estimated 3,000,000,000,000 trees on Earth? That is a mind-boggling number, isn't it? Old growth forest in coastal Oregon. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Trees are a vital component of our Earth system. As trees grow, they help reduce climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and...


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Trees play such a vital role in the world's science, language, cultures, and customs. Trees, even though they help the Earth regulate its climate, are part of global industry, and serve as habitats for millions of living species, are also vital in the personal lives of millions to potentially billions. The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign would like to share a podcast from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) entitled, "Eyes on Earth Episode 21 - Forests of Ghana." From the blog description: " In the West African nation of Ghana, tropical forests are...


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds team has put together a family guide filled with activities and resources great to do as a family from your home.   El equipo NASA GLOBE nubes ha preparado una  guía para familias  llena de actividades y recursos tremendas para realizar haceren family en tu hogar.   Guide in English ( Link ) . Guía en español ( Enlace ) .    


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Luego de 15 días, recogimos las ovitrampas para ver qué encontrabamos. En algunas ovitrampas no había nada y surgió la hipótesis de que como se había fumigado el colegio en los meses anteriores, era probable que no haya ningún zancudo. Pero donde sí encontramos muestras de larvas fue en la pecera de nuestro amigo estudiante. Así que rápidamente lo llevamos al laboratorio y junto con todo el aula la docente orientó sobre los pasos para su identificación.                                    ...


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Luego de elaborar las ovitrampas, los estudiantes las ubicaron en diferentes lugares del colegio: jardines, patio, baños, laboratorio y cerca de una gruta.        Pero uno de los estudiantes, observó que en la pecera de su casa habían algunas larvas parecidas a las que vió en el video en clase. Entonces, decidió traer un poco de agua de su pecera en un frasco y esto es lo que mostró en clase a sus compañeros.                                         ...


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La Sra. Tina Rogerson es la programadora científica y analista para el equipo NASA GLOBE nubes en el Centro de Investigaciones Langley de la NASA en Hampton, Virginia con la compañía SSAI. Tina analiza tus observaciones de nubes y del cielo y escribe código de computadoras para realizar la correspondencia con data de satélites. Ella también está encargada de manejar todos los mensajes electrónicos de la NASA y se asegura que te lleguen por cada observación de nubes.   Pregunta: ¿De dónde eres? Respuesta: Yo soy de Poquoson, Virginia un pueblo pequeño en...


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En las sesiones siguientes, los estudiantes aprendieron a elaborar sus ovitrampas. Para ello, reunieron los materiales y los insumos necesarios y con la orientación de la docente lograron elaborarlas. Aquí el proceso.  


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While the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign outdoor data collection has been suspended indefinitely in response to the worldwide pandemic, the Trees campaign team has been working tirelessly to shift gears to a safe approach that does not involve field work. With that said, I have put together a video that shows how students, teachers, and citizen scientists can compare existing GLOBE data for tree height and compare it to the tree canopy height data from the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite- or ICESat-2 Mission . The online Open...


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En las sesiones informativas trabajamos con el material del Programa GLOBE. La actividad tenía un producto:  la elaboración de un proyecto de investigación sobre los mosquitos.    


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La sesiones de aprendizaje que se aplicaron a 2°, 3° y 4° de secundaria se relacionaron con la elaboración de ovitrampas para colocarlos en los posibles criaderos potenciales de mosquitos, de los domicilios y del colegio. Aquí les comparto las dos sesiones: INICIO (10 minutos) La docente saluda a los estudiantes y se les recuerda las normas de convivencia. Los estudiantes observan una imagen motivadora y responden: ¿Qué crees que le sucede al niño? ¿Por qué crees que la señora tiene una mascarilla en la nariz y en la boca?...


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Luego de la capacitación sobre el uso de GLOBE Observer se realizaron sesiones de aprendizaje con los estudiantes para incluir actividades en la programación anual. En las sesiones se presentó información sobre las enfermedades causadas por picaduras de mosquitos, ciclo vital y la forma en que podrían contribuir a  disminuir la proliferación de estos insectos.    Algunas cosas que manifestaban los estudiantes era que habían observado muchos zancudos, tanto en el colegio como en sus domicilios, por lo que se interesaron en conocer más sobre ellos y cómo eliminarlos.


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CAPACITACIÓN SOBRE EL USO DE LA APLICACIÓN GLOBE OBSERVER   En la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú - Abril 2018        


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March/April/May 2020   What is NASA GLOBE Clouds?  Cloud observations through The GLOBE Program are led by the  NASA  GLOBE Clouds Team at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Every sky and cloud observation submitted through GLOBE Clouds, including through the GLOBE Observer app, is analyzed by the team to determine if it matches satellite data. If there is a match, a personalized NASA email is sent to you comparing your observations with satellites. Your observations and photographs help researchers better understand our atmosphere and how to make...


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Un cordial saludo a todos Es una iniciativa interesante, en breve comentaré algunas experiencias con mis estudiantes      Institución Educativa N° 1057 José Baquijano y Carrillo Lince - Lima - Perú Mónica


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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.  


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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...


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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...


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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!    


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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...


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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...


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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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