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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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Enhancing undergraduate understanding of hydro-climatic studies in the environmental cohort using the GLOBE led inquiry-based learning approach. Teaching practices are context specific, thus we focus this study on enhancing the inquiry-based learning (IBL) in teacher education. The South African physical science curriculum (DBE, 2011b) supports the teaching and learning of science through inquiry and learners are expected to be involved in practical investigations. However, South African preservice teachers who join universities are not confident to implement inquiry approaches ...


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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign has found a way for campaign-participating schools, to leverage their tree height and tree-related activities to earnsome more awesome recognition. If participating campaign members are collecting tree height data or using tree-related measurements and observations from GLOBE for student-driven research projects and citizen science efforts, member schools are already well on the way to earning Tree Campus K-12 recognition for the currentschool year. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the Arbor Day Foundation has a brand new ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS


Hello GISN community, Did you know that there are now curated, analysis-ready GLOBE datasets posted on the website? These are subsets of GLOBE data that have been post-processed by a scientist on the GLOBE team and are being made available for broader use by the community. Check them out:   Clouds data, https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/clouds-data Dust data, https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/dust-data Eclipse data, https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/eclipse-data


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Hace unos días tuve la oportunidad de participar, invitada por el Programa GLOBE que promueve el Ministerio del Ambiente, a una feria organizada por el CONCYTEC con motivo del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia (11 de febrero). El evento buscaba llamar la atención sobre la necesidad de promover la participaciòn de muchas más mujeres en el campo de la ciencia, tecnología e innovación.  Estuve en el stand de GLOBE Perú, donde mostramos y experimentamos con niños y niñas, parte del trabajo de investigación GLOBE de suelos, la importancia del suelo y la ...


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The GLOBE Urban Heat Island Student Research Campaign finished up the 2019-2020 campaign with observations from 254 sites in October with 6,688 surface temperature observations. In December, 4,248 observations were taken from 126 schools. Over 50% of the data was submitted in the last 2 weeks. This is a large increase from last year of about 150%. There are focus areas with many schools participating including the Great Lakes, Croatia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, and Taiwan. And, there are first time participants from Brazil, South Korea and India. The blog post in October had ...


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January 2020 Trees Campaign Data Champions   FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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 (1,551 Total Measurements/Observations from ...


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Este año queremos que ustedes aprovechen al máximo las herramientas de GLOBE y de esta forma participar activamente en la promoción de la ciencia en sus escuelas. Los retamos a usar el blog para comentar sus experiencia, inicien con pequeños artículos de uno o dos párrafos, poco a poco se convertirá en grandes difusores de la ciencia en sus escuelas y para el país.      


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Two of the teachers participating in the MARRS Institute during June 2019 at Jackson State University discovered data uncharacteristic of Arizona. They concluded that the school must not use xeriscaping! Caption  


Posted in: Learning Activities: SOIL   Primary Audience: TRAINERS PARTNERS COUNTRY COORDINATORS


The density box was new to most teachers at the workshop held on December 7 at Xavier University of New Orleans. I encourage this activity when teaching weather to reinforce the concept of density. Caption  


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I led a teacher workshop at Xavier University of Louisiana on the new GLOBE Weather Curriculum. Teachers left with lots of new knowledge, great ideas, and supplies.  Setting up the Sunny Day bottles Caption Caption Caption Setting up the density box demo that I wanted to share. Most teachers had never seen this.  


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   Event Topics: WORKSHOPS   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE


Check out Dr. Kendrick Buford as he works with pre-service teachers in conducting pedosphere and hydrosphere protocols. This took place during fall semester 2019 at Bobby Chain Park at Twin Forks along the Leaf River in Hattiesburg, Mississippi:  https://youtu.be/ygqKZJB6Rq0 .  


Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION   GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL)   Primary Audience: TRAINERS PARTNERS COUNTRY COORDINATORS


Starting 2020 off as a GLOBE trainer at a Climate Change event. I am very excited to be teaching WV teachers about the Carbon Cycle and its associated protocols. We will be participating in some exciting learning games also: The Carbon Travel Game and Biomass Units.


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Special observations of airplanes and contrails are being collected by a select few as part of a pilot project the GLOBE Clouds team has been working on for a year. The project asks students to use an app that tracks aircrafts, then note if the airplane is or is not creating a contrail. The airplane tracker app suggested notes the height of the airplanes, giving the opportunity to note the altitude of the contrails if present. The GLOBE Clouds team was able to present a first look at the data collected by students at Alpena Elementary/Middle School (Mr. Roger Rose teacher), Treadway ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM SCIENCE AND MATH   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) OTHER SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS   GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE MEETINGS/CONFERENCES EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT


December 2019 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2019, 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 (964 Total Measurements/Observations from 412 locations) Data Measurement Champions M. Parashar ...


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This year is the 100th Anniversary of the American Meteorological Society, and 26th presentation at the Symposium on Education. This year it will be held in Boston and the K12 Initiatives are on Monday January 13th. I will be sharing our recent work with GLOBE Mission Earth and focusing in on the GLOBE Observer Clouds App. With the recent collaboration with NASA S'COOL Clouds Observations, it is a prime example of the Space to Earth:Earth to Space (SEES) Model, i.e. giving students and citizen scientists the ability to gather imagery from earth observing satellites and from the ground up. ...


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There was a lot of interactive discussions between students, teachers, scientists, and NASA education personnel during the December 3 and December 4 Open Forums for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign. Here are the questions that were discussed as potential student research projects related to Trees. Students are invited to use any of these questions, or their own, in developing student research projects. As a reminder, these projects can be submitted to the 2020 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium due by 10 March 2020! Below are the links to online ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS


November 2019 FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2019, 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 (883 Total Measurements/Observations from 388 locations) Data Measurement Champions M. Parashar from ...


Posted in: Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC)   Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE   Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS


Do you want to learn how to take surface temperature observations? The students at the Toledo Public School Natural Science Technology Center (NSTC) show how it can be done in this short video.  https://www.facebook.com/globemissionearth/videos/2581539525466417/ December is the second month of Urban Heat Island Effect Research Campaign. Take as many observations in the month of December as you can. Take observations from two different sites such as asphalt, concrete, grass or shrubs. There was great participation since October. Surface temperature observations were ...


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High school students in GLOBE teacher Mercy Molina's 11th grade class are working in five small research groups to investigate various aspects of mosquitoes in their region. Even though there will not be active mosquitoes during the time frame they will be doing their investigation (November through January), there are still many aspects of mosquitoes that they decided to learn more about.  The International School at Largo is a unique high school as it focuses on working with students for whom English is a second language, and who have come to the United States within the ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) GLOBE LEARNING EXPEDITIONS SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS   Field Campaigns: WATERSHEDS EL NIÑO SMAP GPM   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES GENERAL SCIENCE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE MEETINGS/CONFERENCES SCIENTIST SKILLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EDUCATION WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM HYDROSPHERE PEDOSPHERE (SOIL)   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE LAND COVER/BIOLOGY HYDROLOGY SOIL   News Topics: VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR SCRC RESEARCH COMPETITIONS MEETINGS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS ALUMNI SCIENTISTS COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT   Teacher's Guide: GRADE LEVELS DOCUMENT TYPES INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS