One of the things I do as a GLOBE partner is facilitate workshops for educators. When I facilitate a workshop for credit, I always require a short reflection. I use reflection because when teachers, like all of us, stop and think about what they learned the learning is deeper and more relevant. And, candidly, they are more likely to implement GLOBE into their classrooms. To give participants direction in their reflecting, I use the 4 R model of reflection: review, relate, remark, revise. - Review. Participants review and summarize one salient aspect of the workshop . ...
Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH Event Topics: WORKSHOPS GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE PROTOCOLS Investigation Areas: CLOUDS Learning Activities: CLOUD WATCH OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS PARTNERS COUNTRY COORDINATORS Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5
Scientists rely on research, statistical models, and climate forecast models to help them determine upcoming natural events. Currently, scientists are have a difficult time deciding if and when the potential big El Niño event will happen. It will happen in 2017, but will it be the Summer or Fall? "Right now, many climate forecast models do predict the development of a full-fledged El Niño during this summer or fall. It’s likely that these models are acting on the much warmer-than-average waters near the coast of South America—the “Coastal El Niño" says Anthony Barson in his NOAA ...
Posted in: Curriculum: STEM ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION EDUCATION RESEARCH LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY Field Campaigns: EL NIÑO SMAP Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE LAND COVER/BIOLOGY HYDROLOGY SOIL Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS
Please welcome Guest Blogger Ellen O'Donnell , a GLOBE teacher from Deerfield Community School in Deerfield, New Hampshire . This is the next blog in a series of posts by GLOBE teachers sharing classroom experiences to support the student research process. The series is supported by NSF funding for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia . If you are a teacher interested in contributing, please contact Haley Wicklein for more information. Thank you to Ellen for sharing! This is a picture of Ellen's students attending the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic ...
Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION SCIENCE AND MATH Event Topics: SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS GLOBE Science Topics: SCIENTIST SKILLS News Topics: VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR Primary Audience: TEACHERS PARTNERS COUNTRY COORDINATORS