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For those GLOBE educators wanting to sharpen their skills and become GLOBE trainers while sailing on a tall ship to collect water samples, then the North American Regional meeting (NARM) is for you! Participants from all parts of the country converged in San Pedro, CA to gain additional experience in GLOBE protocols, train to become trainers, and learn how to incorporate GLOBE in the classroom and outreach programs. The key highlights were the "train the trainer" workshops on atmosphere and hydrosphere protocols, visit to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, sailing on a Los Angeles Maritime ...


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Eclipse 2024 – Part 1   Not even the clouds could pass up this momentous day, for this was were the bright and mighty sun was to be eclipsed by our closest celestial neighbor – our Moon. This event brought hundreds of excited and curious people to the El Paso Community College Solar Eclipse Extravaganza event so that they could safely witness this breathtaking moment, albeit only momentarily and partially. Not only did people witness this first hand, it was also the chance for them to participate with the NASA GLOBE program in collecting valuable cloud and temperature data. ...


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Background I received my formal training on GLOBE Atmosphere protocols, particularly cloud observation, in the summer of 2011. In 2016, the GLOBE Program launched the GLOBE Observer (GO) app, designed for volunteer science. The GO app is more user-friendly and focuses on specific observations anyone with a smartphone can make. The GLOBE Program is structured and education-focused, targeting students and educators, while the GO app is intuitive and accessible to the general public. Both contribute valuable data to the scientific community and enhance public understanding of ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   GLOBE Mission Earth News: TEACHER STORIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT RESEARCH & ACTIVITIES GENERAL ACTIVITIES   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER OBSERVING VISIBILITY AND SKY COLOR CLOUD WATCH LEARNING TO USE VISUALIZATIONS CLOUD FUN CLOUDSCAPE TO SPREAD OR NOT TO SPREAD WE'RE ALL CONNECTED: EARTH SYSTEM INTERACTIONS RESEARCH: INQUIRE & DISCOVER DATA COLLECTION: OBSERVE & MEASURE DATA EXPLORATION: ANALYZE & CHART SIMULATIONS: PLAY & LEARN OUTDOOR: EXPLORE & CONNECT   News Topics: TRAINING NEWS BRIEFS TEACHER STORIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GENERAL ACTIVITIES   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Teacher's Guide: GRADE LEVELS MISCELLANEOUS PROTOCOL INSTRUCTIONS INTRODUCTION ATMOSPHERE SUPPORTING CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM


El paso del huracán Beryl, por el Caribe,  no solo ha afectado Islas al norte del continente,  también afectó a Venezuela,  desde ahí hasta Colombia y parte de Brasil, por impacto indirecto, registrado por los satélites del Goes 16-  Este,  en sus diferentes bandas,  con notables lluvias e inundaciones. Día 05-07-2024 , no cabe duda que Beryl plantea serios interrogantes,  en la física de la atmósfera de la tierra, en la época actual, desde cambios significativos en la gravedad de la tierra, que pueda estar afectando la presión atmosférica por zonas, ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Mission Earth News: TEACHER STORIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT RESEARCH & ACTIVITIES   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL)   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: REGIONS GLOBE MISSION EARTH   Primary Audience: COUNTRY COORDINATORS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT MISSION EARTH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


 


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Field Campaigns: SEASONS AND BIOMES CARBON CYCLE SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE Mission Earth News: GENERAL ACTIVITIES   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Learning Activities: LAND COVER/BIOLOGY


In the Fall of 2023, The GLOBE Implementation Office awarded Fairmont State University and the NASA IV&V's Education Resource Center in Fairmont, WV a grant funding the Atmosphere data protocol training to prepare GLOBE teachers to become mentors for GLOBE science fair projects both at the county/state level as well as during the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium. Culminating from this project, two teams of GLOBE students and their GLOBE teachers have shared their research during the 2024 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium. The "Clouds and Ground Temps" ...


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The first time I have ever witnessed a solar eclipse was on March 29, 2006, in the southwestern part of Nigeria. As an undergraduate student who majored in Geography, I was curious to know how the celestial event would happen. Indeed, I was able to witness the partial solar eclipse which was an awe-inspiring celestial event, but was not opportune to study the effect of the unique phenomena on my local environment. When I read online late last year that the total solar eclipse will pass through Toledo, Ohio in the United States where I reside presently, I thought this might be a rare ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   Field Campaigns: SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Mission Earth News: STUDENT RESEARCH & ACTIVITIES   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   Primary Audience: SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT


Let's explore quantum computing, where concepts like qubits, superposition, and entanglement are reshaping how we handle information, promising significant advancements in various fields. https://www.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/wqd_comic_color_1.pdf?emrc=4ae699 https://www.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/wqd_comic_coloring-sheet.pdf?emrc=7a0763 https://q12education.org/quantime https://quantumfrontiers.com/2019/11/14/basketball-a-game-for-young-students-learning-quantum-computing/ ​​​​​​​ https://iqim.caltech.edu/quantime/lessons.html#quantum-chess ...


Posted in: Learning Activities: RESEARCH: INQUIRE & DISCOVER


The GLOBE Clouds team is delighted to announce this new section that showcases sky and cloud photographs from around the world! We’ve also been receiving some amazing questions from students. The featured question was asked by students from  Corpus Christi Catholic School : Question: Why can we see clouds but not evaporation? Answer: Water vapor is invisible. However, the water in clouds is in liquid or solid state, not gas. Do you have a favorite cloud photo or a question for the team?  Use the linked form  to cast your vote and ask us any question ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


Waleska works with in-service teachers in the teacher training programs of the Galileo University and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. She is the founder and coordinator of the STEAM program Question: Where are you from? Answer:  I was born in the city of the eternal Spring, Guatemala City, in Central America, several eclipses, comets, and moons ago. Question: What inspired you to work in this field? Answer:  Since I was little I had a fascination with natural phenomena, the reason why stars shine led me to be a Physicist, and fireflies and ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


  Brad Hegyi is a research scientist for the NASA Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resources (POWER) project team at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, USA. Brad develops metrics and statistics for POWER from model estimates of future climate to help support planning for future energy use by heating and cooling systems in buildings. Brad also helps create interactive data products to better visualize changes occurring in the climate data. The energy that comes from the Sun is the basic source of energy for everything on Earth. Solar energy drives Earth’s weather and ...


Posted in: Curriculum: TECHNOLOGY STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


While doing a clouds protocol on the GLOBE Observer app, I notice something phenomenal in the sky. The first sun halo of 2024! These awesome atmospheric displays of light are caused by the sunlight striking the ice crystals in high level, cirrus-type clouds. These ice crystals act like prisms and refract the light to display a “rainbow ring” around the sun. Often these sun halos forecast a change in the weather, usually stormy or in the case where I was at, very windy conditions the following day. When engaging our students in learning more about our atmosphere using the GLOBE Observer ...


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The Sun drives many processes in Earth’s atmosphere. As the Sun rises and sets, it warms the Earth’s surface at different intensities. These changes in heat lead to changes in the clouds, especially the types of clouds. To study these changes, we need observations at different times over the course of hours, days, weeks, months, and years from around the globe. It can be tricky to capture the extent of these interactions with satellites alone, which is why we need observations from your perspective on the ground as part of the  GLOBE Eclipse Challenge: Clouds and Our ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


On April 8, 2024 many of us in North America will have the opportunity to experience a solar eclipse. Whether you’re in the path of totality, or will be experiencing a partial eclipse, it’s sure to be all the buzz. This is a great opportunity to turn the excitement about the solar eclipse into curiosity about other fields of science. During the eclipse, as the moon comes between us and the Sun, we will experience a sudden change in the amount of Sun’s energy reaching our surface. This can cause changes in our atmosphere including changes in air temperature, surface temperature, clouds, ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: IOPS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Student Research Reports: STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) MISSION EARTH REPORT


STEAM Education


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Learning Activities: TYPE OF ACTIVITY   News Topics: REGIONS COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: TEACHERS


Desde hace un mes, Enero del 2024 , el transporte atmosférico ,  sobre el Atlántico proveniente desde África , a ido aumentando el flujo de partículas nocivas para la salud humana ,  en las corrientes de chorro ,  como caso  particular las PM ₂.₅ ,  han ido aumenta entre Enero y Febrero desde Oriente Medio pasando por África y llegando al continente Suramericano . Para el día 07 -03-2024 una masa considerable de partículas provenientes de PM ₂.₅  , estará tocando atmósfera sobre Surinam . Una formación ciclónica  extratropical , se formará a ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: SEASONS AND BIOMES CARBON CYCLE EL NIÑO SURFACE TEMPERATURE   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL)   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   News Topics: REGIONS   Primary Audience: SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS   Student Research Reports: MISSION EARTH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


Energy from the Sun warms our planet, and changes in sunlight can also cause changes in temperature, clouds, and wind. Clouds are ever changing and give you clues and information on what is happening in the atmosphere. Eclipses provide a natural experiment, in which the Sun’s light is blocked from Earth for a brief period in time, allowing us to observe the effects of that sudden change. Read the newly released blog post explaining in depth cloud formation and which ones would be impacted by the upcoming total solar eclipse over North America and how the data will be used.  ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE CLOUDS EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


With the permanent secretary, ministry of education Imo State, Nigeria


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ENVTAL DAY


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