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Guest blog by SEES Virtual Intern Sweta Alla NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Sciences: Mosquito Mappers Virtual High School Summer Internship. It’s a mouthful to say, but that title describes exactly what I did last summer. As a virtual intern, I collaborated with NASA scientists and our intern cohort and developed a research project that I presented at a science symposium at the end of the summer. I genuinely believe that the virtual summer internship gave me a chance to develop as a researcher: it helped me organize my thoughts and ideas to develop and complete a successful AP...


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I've had a great time teaching folks how to use the GLOBE Observer App this past month through weekly Webinars put on by the NASA IV&V ERC. Folks have seemed to really enjoy the trainings and feel more confident with identifying cloud types using the updated Clouds portal on the GLOBE Observer App! I look to continue doing these online webinars in the future!  


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Today, April 24, 2020, is Arbor Day. Arbor Day, much like Earth Day, is a holiday that celebrates nature. Its purpose is to encourage people to plant trees. Did you know that there are an estimated 3,000,000,000,000 trees on Earth? That is a mind-boggling number, isn't it? Old growth forest in coastal Oregon. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Trees are a vital component of our Earth system. As trees grow, they help reduce climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and...


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Trees play such a vital role in the world's science, language, cultures, and customs. Trees, even though they help the Earth regulate its climate, are part of global industry, and serve as habitats for millions of living species, are also vital in the personal lives of millions to potentially billions. The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign would like to share a podcast from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) entitled, "Eyes on Earth Episode 21 - Forests of Ghana." From the blog description: " In the West African nation of Ghana, tropical forests are...


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The NASA GLOBE Clouds team has put together a family guide filled with activities and resources great to do as a family from your home.   El equipo NASA GLOBE nubes ha preparado una  guía para familias  llena de actividades y recursos tremendas para realizar haceren family en tu hogar.   Guide in English ( Link ) . Guía en español ( Enlace ) .    


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Science Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Atmosphere and Climate » Cloud Fun Atmosphere and Climate » Cloudscape Atmosphere and Climate » Estimating Cloud Cover Atmosphere and Climate » Observing Visibility and Sky Color Atmosphere and Climate » Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

Luego de 15 días, recogimos las ovitrampas para ver qué encontrabamos. En algunas ovitrampas no había nada y surgió la hipótesis de que como se había fumigado el colegio en los meses anteriores, era probable que no haya ningún zancudo. Pero donde sí encontramos muestras de larvas fue en la pecera de nuestro amigo estudiante. Así que rápidamente lo llevamos al laboratorio y junto con todo el aula la docente orientó sobre los pasos para su identificación.                                    ...


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Luego de elaborar las ovitrampas, los estudiantes las ubicaron en diferentes lugares del colegio: jardines, patio, baños, laboratorio y cerca de una gruta.        Pero uno de los estudiantes, observó que en la pecera de su casa habían algunas larvas parecidas a las que vió en el video en clase. Entonces, decidió traer un poco de agua de su pecera en un frasco y esto es lo que mostró en clase a sus compañeros.                                         ...


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La Sra. Tina Rogerson es la programadora científica y analista para el equipo NASA GLOBE nubes en el Centro de Investigaciones Langley de la NASA en Hampton, Virginia con la compañía SSAI. Tina analiza tus observaciones de nubes y del cielo y escribe código de computadoras para realizar la correspondencia con data de satélites. Ella también está encargada de manejar todos los mensajes electrónicos de la NASA y se asegura que te lleguen por cada observación de nubes.   Pregunta: ¿De dónde eres? Respuesta: Yo soy de Poquoson, Virginia un pueblo pequeño en...


Posted in: Curriculum: Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Evaluation Working Group Science Working Group Education Working Group Technology Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Teacher's Guide: Language

En las sesiones siguientes, los estudiantes aprendieron a elaborar sus ovitrampas. Para ello, reunieron los materiales y los insumos necesarios y con la orientación de la docente lograron elaborarlas. Aquí el proceso.  


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While the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign outdoor data collection has been suspended indefinitely in response to the worldwide pandemic, the Trees campaign team has been working tirelessly to shift gears to a safe approach that does not involve field work. With that said, I have put together a video that shows how students, teachers, and citizen scientists can compare existing GLOBE data for tree height and compare it to the tree canopy height data from the NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite- or ICESat-2 Mission . The online Open...


Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE Protocols Earth System Science Investigation Areas: Biosphere Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers