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Hello there!! Our names are Caleigh Fleming and Ashley Kacmarski. We are both senior early childhood education majors at The State University of New York at Fredonia. We decided to explore the Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator . We chose this because when we were growing up, we were both highly engaged in science lessons about ecosystems and exploring animals across the globe. We thought it would be interesting to learn more about it from a teacher’s perspective. We want our students’ experiences to be as exciting and captivating as ours once were. ...


Posted in: Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: LIFE SCIENCES UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


Hello, we are Emily and Lily! We are currently pursuing careers in elementary education at the State University of New York at Fredonia. We are so excited to become educators, and we find that students learn best through inquiry and making discoveries. We chose the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) issue because we think that the topics like leaf color changing, impacts of the ozone layers on trees, and soil activity in the winter are all very relevant topics to where we live and hope to teach in western New York. We are both very passionate about our environment and think ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE   Primary Audience: PARTNERS TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


One of the things that I find the most inspiring about The GLOBE Program , is the rich collaboration that it enables us to have with each other. Speaking for myself, I now have friends literally all around the globe, because of my engagement and interaction with GLOBE. I thought I would take a little time to write about a very inspiring intergenerational collaboration that I have found particularly enriching.   During the virtual GLOBE Annual Meeting in 2021, I was asked by a participant if we could meet up in a virtual room and chat. I was astonished to meet the extremely vibrant ...


Posted in: Curriculum: EDUCATION RESEARCH LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   Field Campaigns: GPM   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE DATA INCLUDED GENERAL SCIENCE GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS MEETINGS/CONFERENCES   Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE HYDROSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM PEDOSPHERE (SOIL) BIOSPHERE   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM HYDROLOGY LAND COVER/BIOLOGY SOIL   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS


We chose this topic because it relates to the dilemma of climate change that it's effect is getting stronger and stronger in the last years, and we chose 3 different soil types in our school to study climate change, and for 2 months we measured the Infra red to those 3 soil types and the its temperature and the weather temperature, also we contributed to GLOBE by filling cloud observations.


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Hola a todas y todos, les comento que el año pasado, comenzamos a trabajar en mi escuela, la IE. Jorge Basadre Grohmann del Distrito de José Luis Bustamante y Rivero, en la provincia de Arequipa, la implementación del Proyecto Educativos Ambiental Integrado “Programa Escolar de Monitoreo Ambiental GLOBE” (PEAI GLOBE) que involucró la participación de diversos agentes de la comunidad educativa Basadrina: equipo directivo, docentes, auxiliares, personal administrativo y estudiantes (VI Ciclo). La puesta en marcha del PEAI GLOBE Basadrino se lleva a cabo con materiales adquiridos con ...


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"AI and Diplomacy" Panel Discussion moderated by Larisa Schelkin, US GLOBE Partner from Boston, Massachusetts & UNITAR Teaching Faculty with the panelists from the GLOBE Holli Kohl, Project Lead for GLOBE Observer and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/SSAI and Peder V. Nelson, Oregon State University CEOAS; GLOBE Partnership Coordinator; The GLOBE program is recognized as one of the world's leaders in environmental science diplomacy through education. Congratulations to the GLOBE community!


Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE PROTOCOLS EARTH AS A SYSTEM SCIENTIST SKILLS MEETINGS/CONFERENCES   GLOBE Working Groups: EVALUATION WORKING GROUP SCIENCE WORKING GROUP EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TECHNOLOGY WORKING GROUP DEI WORKING GROUP   Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE EARTH AS A SYSTEM LAND COVER/BIOLOGY   News Topics: MEETINGS REGIONS NEWS BRIEFS   Primary Audience: ALUMNI COUNTRY COORDINATORS PARTNERS SCIENTISTS STUDENTS TEACHERS TRAINERS   Teacher's Guide: LANGUAGES


This topic was interesting to us because students would be able to connect it to what they can actually see outside. In order to teach students, one of the first things a teacher should do is connect content to prior/background knowledge about the topic.   Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)  We chose the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) issue because it includes information about leaves and their color change, how ozone affects tree growth, and soil activity in the winter.   We looked at “ Are You Red-dy to Change? ” and an associated ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE   Primary Audience: TEACHERS   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


For this project, I took a deeper dive into an area of science that did not particularly interest me in high school: Earth System Science. I chose this topic because I wanted to challenge myself to expand my interest in studying Earth science. I also wanted to find ways to teach the impact of aerosols on the ozone layer. Because of my lack of initial interest in this topic, I was able to learn quite a bit about why this is an engaging aspect of science.   Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)  I chose the article “ No Littering O-Zone ” in the Northern ...


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Experiment: How are plants cooled? Necessary materials and measuring instruments: - three twigs of a linden or birch tree - three glass jars - oil - a thermometer Work methods: Pick three twigs from the birch tree that differ in the number of leaves. Let one twig be without leaves, on one to have 3-5 leaves, and on the third 10 - 15 leaves.   Make sure that the selected twigs have been at different temperatures, in the sun and in the shade. You can already at the very beginning measure whether there is a difference in the temperature of the leaves of the branch that ...


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Absolutely privileged to be a part of the change. It was the first of GLOBE Bhutan's participation in an international level expeditions. It was a great opportunity to learn and share our experiences with the colleagues from other GLOBE nations. We look forward in contributing more to the GLOBE program, in making this world a better place to live in.    


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It feels amazing to share our first every research report on investigation of carbon storage in the vegetation of our schoolyard, through the measurement of carbon using GLOBE Carbon Cycle protocol.  https://tinyurl.com/carbonstorageinschoolyard


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The Grand Lomé Regional Directorate of Education (DRE-GL) celebrated scientific and technological innovation in the geographical area under its jurisdiction this Thursday, April 06, 2023 through a science day organized within the College of Education. General (CEG) of Totsi. Thirteen schools in Greater Lomé with active Science Clubs demonstrated their talents in science and technology. These are: CEG Totsi, Djidzolé High School, February 2 High School, CEG Agoè-Nyivé Ouest, Cacavéli High School, Belali Stars School, Tokoin 1 High School, Father Augustin Planque College, Scientific and ...


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Our names are Julia Gero and Elizabeth Herman; we are students at the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia. Julia is a Childhood Education major with a concentration in English. Elizabeth is a Childhood Inclusive Education Major with a Social Science Concentration. The topic that we chose to focus on is the black-chinned hummingbird nesting in response to forest treatments. Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) The Natural Inquirer article on black-chinned hummingbirds nesting in response to forest ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: BIOSPHERE   Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5


Hi everyone! Our names are Grace, Olivia, and Logan! We are future elementary school educators looking to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to support our students and be the best educators we can be. When we were tasked with looking at Natural Inquirer and GLOBE resources, we found much information on climate change and how it affects our planet. We wanted to choose a topic that we thought could relate to our lives; climate change continues to be one of the largest issues we face today. As we will be teaching for a long time to come, it is essential we understand this topic in ...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE   Primary Audience: TEACHERS


Every Spring, Girls Scouts of Mississippi Hosts a Teen Camporee for Cadedette and Senior Scouts at Camp Iti Kana in Wiggins MS.  This overnight experience also includes guest presenters to host badge workshops.  INFINITY Science Center has had the privilege to partner with Girl Scouts of Mississippi for the last three years.  This year's experience featured GLOBE Observer and cloud formation and observation protocols.  17 Girls ages 12-16 participated in an interactive cloud formation demonstration and learned how to recognize and name different cloud ...


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¡Las novedades trimestrales de NASA GLOBE Nubes están disponibles para la primavera del 2023! Encuesta para determinar las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad que tienen problemas de visión El Subcomité de Soluciones de Tecnología de Accesibilidad de GLOBE ha lanzado una encuesta para establecer una línea de base y determinar las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad que tienen discapacidades visuales. Nubes en otros planetas ¡Estudiar las nubes es interesante tanto en la Tierra como en otros planetas! Un instrumento en el rover Perseverance de la NASA está ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


The NASA GLOBE Clouds Quarterly Update is available for spring 2023! Survey to determine the needs of community members who are visually impaired The GLOBE’s Accessibility Technology Solution Sub-Committee has launched a survey to establish a baseline and determine the needs of community members who are visually impaired. Clouds on Other Planets Studying clouds is interesting on Earth as well as on other planets! An instrument on NASA’s Perseverance rover is measuring temperature, pressure, wind, humidity and dust properties. Scientists have observed that clouds play a role ...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: ATMOSPHERE EARTH AS A SYSTEM


Presentation on February 9, 2023


Posted in: Curriculum: TECHNOLOGY STEM   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION   GLOBE International STEM Network (GISN): GLOBE INTERNATIONAL STEM NETWORK (GISN)   GLOBE Science Topics: GENERAL SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKILLS


They've traced the problem to the failure of protective material that was lining the throat of an engine nozzle. This led to a drop in combustion pressure and acceleration. When it became clear Vega-C wouldn't make it to orbit, a self-destruct command was sent, which also annihilated the satellites onboard. These were two high-resolution Earth imagers built by the aerospace company Airbus. The European Space Agency (Esa) said on Friday the measures needed to address the failure meant that Vega-C would not fly again until later this year. When it does finally return to the ...


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The GLOBE Program supports and encourages climate-focused activities that allow participants to look at the Earth as a system and the interconnectedness of the four GLOBE spheres: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere and Pedosphere. A way that many GLOBE regions and countries, including the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO), support climate-focused activities and data collection is through the creation and implementation of GLOBE Campaigns, Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs), Data Challenges and other initiatives. Earth Day is another way that the GLOBE community celebrates the ...


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