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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 on...


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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 Around...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Workshops 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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 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 GLOBE Protocols Earth as a System Earth System Science Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate Earth as a System Soil News Topics: Regions Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers

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.                


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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.              ...


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Algunas de las muestras observadas con el microscopio para celular no tenían características de larvas, mas bien parecían moscas. Los estudiantes determinaron esto pues no cumplían con las partes de una larva. Sin embargo, en una muestra de la pecera si observamos larvas de género  culex , fácilmente reconocido por el sifón y por su posición bajo el agua. Aquí la forma de analizar la muestra.                                            Aquí presentamos un...


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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...


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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

En las sesiones informativas trabajamos con el material del Programa GLOBE. La actividad tenía un producto:  la elaboración de un proyecto de investigación sobre los mosquitos.    


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La sesiones de aprendizaje que se aplicaron a 2°, 3° y 4° de secundaria se relacionaron con la elaboración de ovitrampas para colocarlos en los posibles criaderos potenciales de mosquitos, de los domicilios y del colegio. Aquí les comparto las dos sesiones: INICIO (10 minutos) La docente saluda a los estudiantes y se les recuerda las normas de convivencia. Los estudiantes observan una imagen motivadora y responden: ¿Qué crees que le sucede al niño? ¿Por qué crees que la señora tiene una mascarilla en la nariz y en la boca?...


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Luego de la capacitación sobre el uso de GLOBE Observer se realizaron sesiones de aprendizaje con los estudiantes para incluir actividades en la programación anual. En las sesiones se presentó información sobre las enfermedades causadas por picaduras de mosquitos, ciclo vital y la forma en que podrían contribuir a  disminuir la proliferación de estos insectos.    Algunas cosas que manifestaban los estudiantes era que habían observado muchos zancudos, tanto en el colegio como en sus domicilios, por lo que se interesaron en conocer más sobre ellos y cómo eliminarlos.


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CAPACITACIÓN SOBRE EL USO DE LA APLICACIÓN GLOBE OBSERVER   En la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú - Abril 2018        


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March/April/May 2020   What is NASA GLOBE Clouds?  Cloud observations through The GLOBE Program are led by the  NASA  GLOBE Clouds Team at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Every sky and cloud observation submitted through GLOBE Clouds, including through the GLOBE Observer app, is analyzed by the team to determine if it matches satellite data. If there is a match, a personalized NASA email is sent to you comparing your observations with satellites. Your observations and photographs help researchers better understand our atmosphere and how to make...


Posted in: Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology STEM Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: Backyard Science Climate Climate Change Data Included General Science General Science @es GLOBE Protocols Scientist Skills GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs Primary Audience: Alumni Country Coordinators Partners Scientists Students Teachers Trainers Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report International Virtual Science Symposium Report U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Teacher's Guide: Grade Level Language Investigation Area Documents