The GLOBE Observer app (available for iPhones and Android devices) is a new, step-by-step way to submit cloud observations to NASA. Use your GLOBE sign-in information to sync your observations with your GLOBE data entry. Here are some simple tips and tricks on how to better identify clouds while using the app. Your latitude, longitude, and time of day with be filled in automatically by the app! 1. What does your sky look like? Is your sky completely clear with no contrails? Are there clouds or is the sky obscured that it makes it difficult to make any ...
Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE Investigation Areas: CLOUDS Learning Activities: OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS OBSERVING VISIBILITY AND SKY COLOR ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 SECONDARY: 9-12 MIDDLE: 6-8 LOWER PRIMARY: K-2
Friday, February 2nd is Groundhog Day and some of us will be waiting to see if Punxsutawney Phil saw a shadow or not! Punxsutawney Phil and other groundhogs have been predicting the arrival of Spring for many years and has intrigued us all. NASA Education Specialist Dr. Anne Weiss NASA Education specialist at NASA Langley Research Center, Dr. Anne Weiss, was gathering cloud and temperature data while visiting her nephews (3rd, 5th, and 8th grade) when they got talking about Punxsutawney Phil. Her nephews were questioning if Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast would affect ...
Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS BACKYARD SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS Investigation Areas: CLOUDS Learning Activities: ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS