Community Blogs

Community Blogs

Discover how the GLOBE community is engaging in all things GLOBE through the community blog posts below.

Learn how to create a GLOBE community blog post

 


 

Asset Publisher

Filter By:

Blogs List


First - congratulations to Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University! See below for links to the YES Medal award and details! Catching up around here with the busy summer! Many Partners and teachers had the opportunity to attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting this year since it was virtual. Click on the link and you can view any presentations you missed. The student reports were amazing and the web team announced some new features coming our way soon! Don't miss the DEI Task Force session too! In other summer news: Dr. David Padgett, Tennessee State University Partner ...


Posted in:


Did you know that NASA satellite data is being used to predict,monitor, and respond to vector-borne and water-related disease around the world? Imagine the value of using both GLOBE ground-based data; such as precipitation, vegetation, soil moisture, surface temperature, and humidity; to help us better understand disease! As you think about what you might like to research for the next school year, consider using NASA satellite data along with your GLOBE data to investigate various aspects of water-related and vector-borne disease. You can learn about the research conducted ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY   Event Topics: GLOBE LEARNING EXPEDITIONS CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS WEBINARS WORKSHOPS COMPETITIONS   Field Campaigns: WATERSHEDS SEASONS AND BIOMES EL NIÑO GGIC SMAP GPM   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE MEETINGS/CONFERENCES SCIENTIST SKILLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY 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 IOPS SCRC RESEARCH COMMUNITY LETTERS COMPETITIONS MEETINGS   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 MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT   Teacher's Guide: GRADE LEVELS DOCUMENT TYPES INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


As part of the 2020 GLOBE Virtual Meeting, our NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative team offered a July 15 webinar to highlight opportunities and resources for doing GLOBE science at home this summer and beyond. These include the 15 July- 15 August 2020 Community Cloud Challenge, as well as activities and resources that can be used by families to do science @ home. Presented by: Jessica Taylor and Marilé Colon Robles, NASA LaRC, and Theresa Schwerin and Cassie Soeffing, IGES. No worries if you missed the live webinar, following are links to the video and slides: Video ...


Posted in:


Audiencia : ¡Todos! (Estudiantes y maestros de todos los grados, educadores informales y el público en general) Fechas : 15 de julio de 2020 - 15 de agosto de 2020 Cómo Participar : Disfruta del verano descubriendo las nubes desde una nueva perspectiva. Hay muchas formas de participar. Cada jueves puedes aprender más sobre las nubes con científicos y educadores de la NASA por medio de la página NASA Earth’s Facebook page . También puedes hacer actividades en casa o hacer observaciones de las nubes o el cielo a través de la herramienta Nubes en GLOBE o la aplicación ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION EDUCATION RESEARCH LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) COMPETITIONS   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: IOPS REGIONS CALENDAR TRAINING COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS COMPETITIONS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS


With the events of the last month, the U.S. GLOBE Office took some time to #ShutDownSTEM , think, gather ideas, listen and learn. Moving forward, we will be looking at some actions that we can take to better support our communities, and GLOBE colleagues, teachers and students. Partner News The University of Toledo Partnership is conducting a joint PD with the SUNY Fredonia Partnership, Northern Michigan University Partnership and Defiance College in July. It is a mix of virtual and in-person training days.  US Regional GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) ...


Posted in:


Audience : Everyone! (Students and teachers all grade levels, informal educators, and the general public) Dates : July 15, 2020 - August 15, 2020 How to Participate : Spend summer together by discovering clouds from a new perspective. There are many ways to participate. Learn more about clouds with NASA scientists and educators each Thursday on NASA Earth’s Facebook page , do at-home activities, or take cloud or sky observations through the Clouds tool on GLOBE or the GLOBE Observer app . It is all up to you! Show how you took part in this unique event by sharing ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY   Event Topics: WEBINARS OTHER CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) COMPETITIONS   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE @ES CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EDUCATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   News Topics: IOPS REGIONS CALENDAR COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS COMPETITIONS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS


A new study using NASA's Global Precipitation Measuremen t (GPM) mission data entitled " Water vapor and soil moisture can predict afternoon rainfall " was recently published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.  Many of us who use GLOBE protocols have wondered if we could use our data to help us answer some of the most challenging questions related to weather. This study might give some great ideas to students, teachers, and citizen scientists around the world to see if they can find similar results.  This article explains that the effect that water vapor has ...


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM EDUCATION RESEARCH   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) GLOBE LEARNING EXPEDITIONS COMPETITIONS SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE MEETINGS/CONFERENCES CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   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   News Topics: VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR IOPS REGIONS SCRC RESEARCH COMPETITIONS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TEACHERS TRAINERS STUDENTS   Student Research Reports: U.S. STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIA (SRS) MISSION EARTH REPORT INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM REPORT MISSION MOSQUITO REPORT STANDARD RESEARCH REPORT   Teacher's Guide: GRADE LEVELS DOCUMENT TYPES INVESTIGATION AREA DOCUMENTS


Did you know that you can compare your GLOBE tree height data to that of the ICESat-2 satellite? You can compare any GLOBE tree height data to ICESat-2 tree height data using the Open Altimetry online tool at http://openaltimetry.org . This online tool is set up to be very user-friendly, but does require a bit of exploration to use it properly. Below are two tutorials to help you understand how the Open Altimetry tool works and to help you get more comfortable looking at your data and comparing it to the ICESat-2 data for tree height. NSIDC Open Altimetry Tutorial for Trees ...


Posted in:


Two European satellites have spotted a catastrophic  oil spill  in the Arctic Circle. About  20,000 tons of diesel oil has leaked  into a river in the Arctic Circle after a fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday (May 29). The Russian Investigative Committee has launched an investigation into the incident, as the plant reportedly waited for two days before informing Moscow authorities about the spill, according to  the BBC . As you can see in the animation above, the oil (depicted in red) traveled down the Ambarnaya ...


Posted in:


The GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers have been well-attended. We've discussed alot of different ideas of how GLOBE can help in remote learning, if that will be part of our fall reality. Links, news and other big happenings: The May Watercooler topic around re-tooling GLOBE during COVID-19 led to the co-creation of a couple Padlets. May 8, 2020 Watercooler Padlet ( https://padlet.com/usglobecc/MayWatercooler ) and May 15, 2020 Watercooler Padlet ( https://padlet.com/usglobecc/dbl0871blat60mav ). There is a wonderful NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop Series happening and you ...


Posted in:


As you know, we are all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we all need to take precautions, stay safe, maintain social distancing, and make sure our health is a number 1 priority.  With that said, the science doesn't stop, satellites continue to orbit and explore, the Earth continues to turn, and learners of all ages continue to explore. Our friends at the GLOBE European Phenology Campaign have created a great page, entitled "My tree grows under Covid-19 restrictions"  that focuses on greenings and trees in a COVID-19 time and how everyone can ...


Posted in:


Writing this blog does not mark a complete severance of my link with GLOBE Nigeria and GLOBE Africa as a whole, a country, and a continent, I espoused and loved right from my primary school about 25 years ago. As observed by many Nigerians, I am qualified to be described as a passionate GLOBE Man. These successes can be traced back to the travel grant that I received in 2013 from the National Science Foundation through The University of Toledo, Ohio to attend the 18th GLOBE Annual Partners Meeting in Maryland. Since then, GLOBE has impacted my life tremendously and improved my ...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM   Event Topics: WORKSHOPS CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC)   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS   GLOBE Working Groups: SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE   Primary Audience: SCIENTISTS


Greetings, On April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the 25th anniversary of GLOBE and me as a GLOBE Teacher, I introduced the GLOBE Satellites and Education Team (G-SET). For me, and from the beginning of GLOBE in 1995, one of the best opportunities for GLOBE was to introduce and integrate the use of satellite imagery and remotes sensing to the K12 community. In a small way it did through in its early years providing a LandSat image/dataset of each schools area. For the many new GLOBE teachers being trained, it was their first experience with image ...


Posted in:


GLOBE Mission EARTH has posted videos in the NSF funded STEM for All video showcase. The NASA funded project I lead that fuses GLOBE projects with NASA assets put a couple videos in. Our video highlights students who chose STEM careers. Please take some time this week, May 5-12, 2020, to watch the videos. Please make a comment or vote for your favorite video.  Here is our project: GLOBE Mission EARTH: Inspiring tomorrow’s STEM Professionals  https://videohall.com/p/1762  (U. of Toledo) Here are some related and GLOBE related videos.  Students connect ...


Posted in:


This month we spent alot of time working through how to offer students who would have participated in the Student Research Symposia another option to share their work. We got it figured out and then the upload tool for reports had to be shut down! That was exciting! Thanks to the Community Support Team , we were able to accept the reports and get them up. Although not in the place they usually would be. Some other notables: The U.S. Office sent an email to each GLOBE Partnership asking them to update their Partnership page, including the Contacts and Membership lists, and I ...


Posted in:


Una de las investigaciones ganadoras a nivel institucional fue la realizada por un grupo de estudiantes del 3° de secundaria. Ellas compararon el tiempo atmosférico de Lince, distrito donde se ubica la institución educativa, con Bellavista, Callao, distrito donde vive una de las estudiantes.                    Las conclusiones a las que llegaron luego de su indagación fueron:  a.- La temperatura en Lince es variable; mientras que, en Bellavista baja demasiado por estar cerca al mar. b.- La humedad en Bellavista se ...


Posted in:


Al año siguiente, 2019, los estudiantes realizaron el estudio del tiempo en la localidad y para ello se utilizó la caseta meteorológica instalada en nuestra Institución Educativa. En este caso, cada sección registró los datos de temperatura y humedad con el termómetro  de alcohol y el termohigrómetro. Los estudiantes determinaron a partir del medio día solar que la hora óptima para realizar las mediciones era entre las 10:30 a.m. y las 2:00 p.m. Para registra los datos los estudiantes elaboraron un cuadro de doble entrada colocado en cada aula. Luego los datos eran consignados en la ...


Posted in:


The EPA is celebrating Air Quality Week (May 4-8) and the GLOBE Clouds team would like to ask everyone again for your photographs of dust events! We got a chance to chat with Anne Semrau,  a biology teacher at New Mexico State University, who sent in some amazing photographs of a dust event. Question: Where are you from? Where do you live now? Answer: I am mostly from Texas (different parts: Dallas, Houston, Austin, rural northeast Texas) but I have lived in several other places (Navajo Nation, California, Montana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Missouri, Washington ...


Posted in: Curriculum: LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS STEM SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY   Event Topics: CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS (IOPS, ETC) OTHER   GLOBE Science Topics: EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE GENERAL SCIENCE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS   GLOBE Working Groups: EDUCATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM   Learning Activities: EARTH AS A SYSTEM ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE SOIL   News Topics: REGIONS COMMUNITY LETTERS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: PARTNERS SCIENTISTS ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS TRAINERS TEACHERS STUDENTS


Nuestro proyecto "Conociendo hábitats y larvas de mosquitos" fue presentado en la Feria de Ciencias que cada año se realiza a nivel nacional. Nuestros estudiantes participaron en la etapa a nivel de RED.                


Posted in:


Los resultados obtenidos fueron presentados a través de un proyecto en la Feria Virtual Internacional GO Mosquito en donde nuestra Institución Educativa quedó en 3er  lugar a nivel nacional.                         Con ayuda de los premios recibidos se pudo concretar un segundo desafío de contribuir con información científica de nuevos hallazgos de criaderos potenciales de mosquitos. En esta segunda oportunidad se unieron más estudiantes de otras secciones.               ...


Posted in: