Please welcome Haley Wicklein from the NH Leitzel Center GLOBE Partnership as a guest blogger. Haley is very familiar with GLOBE through her work on the GLOBE Carbon Cycle project. She was an elementary school science specialist and has now returned to the University of New Hampshire! There are new GLOBE Weather Stations at work at six schools in NH! This fall, Jen Bourgeault and I traveled to schools across New Hampshire to help install GLOBE Weather Stations. With these stations, the students will monitor soil and air temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall as they ...
Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS Investigation Areas: PRECIPITATION AIR TEMPERATURE RELATIVE HUMIDITY ATMOSPHERE Primary Audience: TEACHERS Teacher's Guide: SITE DEFINITION SHEET
In most scientific research an important test is whether the results of an experiment can be repeated, typically repeated by another lab and research group. A result that cannot be confirmed in this way is generally viewed as invalid. This is a great test for controlled experiments where virtually identical experimental conditions may be achieved. In Earth science research involving observations of the natural world, experimental conditions cannot be reproduced. For environmental research the standard must switch for repeatable to intercomparable – capable of being compared. ...
Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE BACKYARD SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS Investigation Areas: HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) ATMOSPHERE BIOSPHERE Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI
Bird Beaks and What they Eat Overview: Students identify ideal beak shape for food. Age: Upper primary (4th and 5th graders) assisted 1st graders Materials: Bird beak/food handout Straws Dixie cups Juice Tweezers Bowls Wild grain rice Slotted spoons Cooked noodles (macaroni or similarly shaped) Chopsticks Gummy bears White rice Scissors Marshmallows (jumbo) Plan: Ask students why birds have beaks and what they are used for - allow time for discussion. Read a book about beaks to the group. I used ...
Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE Learning Activities: LAND COVER/BIOLOGY Primary Audience: TEACHERS STUDENTS