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GLOBE and Natural Inquirer Crosswalk—Studying Hummingbirds to Understand Ecosystem and Seasonal Changes
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 ...
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Posted in: Investigation Areas: RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS BIOSPHERE Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5
The GLOBE Observer app (available for iPhones and Android devices) is a new, step-by-step way to submit cloud observations to NASA. Use your GLOBE sign-in information to sync your observations with your GLOBE data entry. Here are some simple tips and tricks on how to better identify clouds while using the app. Your latitude, longitude, and time of day with be filled in automatically by the app! 1. What does your sky look like? Is your sky completely clear with no contrails? Are there clouds or is the sky obscured that it makes it difficult to make any ...
Posted in: GLOBE Science Topics: BACKYARD SCIENCE Investigation Areas: CLOUDS Learning Activities: OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS OBSERVING VISIBILITY AND SKY COLOR ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 SECONDARY: 9-12 MIDDLE: 6-8 LOWER PRIMARY: K-2
The GLOBE Clouds team loves coming up with ways to help students and teachers identify clouds. I've been blessed to visit a number of 4th grade full inclusion classrooms and want to share my quick cloud ID and data collection activity outline! Anchor question: Do all clouds look the same, even from space? Goal: Students identify, collect and submit cloud observations by using their own notes and clues for each possible cloud type. Objectives: Students will, (A) Recognize that clouds are part of the water cycle. (B) Investigate cloud types ...
Posted in: Curriculum: STEM GLOBE Science Topics: SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS Learning Activities: ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 RESOURCES
One of the things I do as a GLOBE partner is facilitate workshops for educators. When I facilitate a workshop for credit, I always require a short reflection. I use reflection because when teachers, like all of us, stop and think about what they learned the learning is deeper and more relevant. And, candidly, they are more likely to implement GLOBE into their classrooms. To give participants direction in their reflecting, I use the 4 R model of reflection: review, relate, remark, revise. - Review. Participants review and summarize one salient aspect of the workshop . ...
Posted in: Curriculum: ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION LANGUAGE CULTURE AND ARTS SCIENCE AND MATH Event Topics: WORKSHOPS GLOBE Science Topics: GLOBE PROTOCOLS Investigation Areas: CLOUDS Learning Activities: CLOUD WATCH OBSERVING, DESCRIBING, AND IDENTIFYING CLOUDS ESTIMATING CLOUD COVER Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS PARTNERS COUNTRY COORDINATORS Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5
GLOBE is a useful resource for educators in both the formal and informal sector. Below is a guest blog post from GLOBE trained educator Jane Amiotte who is the 4H Youth Program Advisor in Pennington County here in South Dakota. One of the things that I think Jane does well is to use GLOBE with other resources and in various settings. GLOBE mixes and matches well! How do you use GLOBE in your setting? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earth Systems I presented the Elementary GLOBE Earth Science Systems program “We Are All Connected” to the classrooms ...
Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Investigation Areas: SOIL CHARACTERIZATION EARTH AS A SYSTEM FRESHWATER MACROINVERTEBRATES BIOMETRY (INCLUDING TREE HEIGHT) AEROSOLS Primary Audience: TRAINERS TEACHERS Teacher's Guide: UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 LOWER PRIMARY: K-2
Please welcome Guest Blogger Shona Emery , a GLOBE 5th/6th Grade STEAM Teacher from Ellis School in Fremont, New Hampshire. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts by GLOBE teachers sharing classroom experiences to support the student research process. The series is supported by NSF funding for the United States Regional Student Research Symposia . If you are a teacher interested in contributing, please contact Haley Wicklein for more information. Specifically, we would love to hear from teachers who can share challenges and advice around the topic of student data ...
Posted in: Curriculum: SCIENCE AND MATH Event Topics: SCIENCE SYMPOSIA AND FAIRS GLOBE Science Topics: SCIENTIST SKILLS GLOBE PROTOCOLS GENERAL SCIENCE Investigation Areas: DISSOLVED OXYGEN FRESHWATER MACROINVERTEBRATES HYDROSPHERE WATER TEMPERATURE WATER TRANSPARENCY PH Learning Activities: PRACTICING YOUR PROTOCOLS Primary Audience: TEACHERS Teacher's Guide: DATA SHEETS UPPER PRIMARY: 3-5 MIDDLE: 6-8 SITE DEFINITION SHEETS PROTOCOL INSTRUCTIONS FIELD GUIDES