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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 Capstone...


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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 releasing...


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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 more than...


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


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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 Altimetry Tool allows you...


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

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? ¿Existirá algún ser...


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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 satellite data...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Other GLOBE Science Topics: General Science General Science @es Data Included Climate Change Backyard Science Climate Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Learning Activities: Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: Community Letters News Briefs 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 Teacher's Guide: Grade Level Language Investigation Area Documents

Un cordial saludo a todos Es una iniciativa interesante, en breve comentaré algunas experiencias con mis estudiantes      Institución Educativa N° 1057 José Baquijano y Carrillo Lince - Lima - Perú Mónica


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Hello GLOBE community, The NASA GLOBE Clouds team is offering virtually connections or personalized videos (previously recorded) for your students. It can be in a variety of topics including: Career Connections (Path to NASA) The Impact of Your Observations Clouds and Cloud Types Earth's Atmosphere and Climate Clouds and Atmospheres on Earth and Other Planets Cloud Types in Masterpieces/Landscape Paintings Any topic of Your Choice If you are interested, comment below or contact NASA GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist Marilé Colón Robles.  


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Assessment and Evaluation Education Research Language Culture and Arts Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Webinars Meetings Workshops Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Other GLOBE Science Topics: Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols General Science General Science @es Backyard Science 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: News Briefs Community Letters Video Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Student Research Reports: Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Standards Requirement Grade Level Investigation Area Documents

You have submitted GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper observations, but are still unsure how to access and analyze that data?  This blog outlines the steps to download data into a spreadsheet, describes the data found in each column, and discusses what to do with the two sets of latitude and longitude data associated with each observation. Download Data First you will need to download your data using GLOBE’s Advanced Data Access Tool (ADAT). This link also has video and text tutorials to get you started. Once you open ADAT, it prompts you to select filters, which will determine...


Posted in: Investigation Areas: Hydrosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Hydrology Primary Audience: Trainers Teachers Students Partners Alumni Country Coordinators Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) International Virtual Science Symposium Report Mission Mosquito Report Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Protocol Specific Documents » Resources

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As you know, April 2020 is all about trees. The NASA GLOBE Observer (NASAGO) is having the Trees Challenge 2020: Make Every Tree Count event for the entire month of April. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the GLOBE Program, the NASA GLOBE Observer is hosting this month-long citizen science challenge in April 2020. During this challenge, we want to get as many tree height observations from around the GLOBE using the NASAGO App Trees Tool on your mobile devices. If you haven’t downloaded the App yet, please CLICK HERE or type in NASA GLOBE Observer...


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We are asking for photographs of dust storms and dust events in cold climates (or high latitude areas), southwest United States and Northern Mexico, and desert (or arid and semi arid) areas. Follow these steps on how to take photographs of the horizon, not the sky in the direction of the dust event. Different flyers are now available to print or share that you can use to spread the word!    


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Education Research Science and Math Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) GLOBE Learning Expeditions Other GLOBE Science Topics: General Science General Science @es Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Science Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Atmosphere and Climate News Topics: IOPs Regions Primary Audience: Partners Scientists Alumni Country Coordinators Trainers Teachers Students Student Research Reports: U.S. Student Research Symposia (SRS) Standard Research Report Teacher's Guide: Protocol Specific Documents Investigation Area Documents

In this pro tip, you will learn how to increase your location accuracy while using the GLOBE Observer app and learn why location accuracy matters. How is location determined? By using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, (either  hand-held or built into your mobile device), you are able to obtain your geographical position on the Earth’s surface. The antennas on your GPS receiver will acquire satellite signals and once it has located three satellites, it will perform a first calculation of latitude and longitude.  For the GLOBE Observer Land Cover tool,  the initial...


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I bet you would be surprised to learn that since we began to collect "Mosquito Habitat Mapper" data (5/29/2017), we have had over 20,915 observations submitted! Think about how significant that number is for a tool that has only been available for less than three years!  As many of us who live in the northern hemisphere begin to see signs of spring arriving- robins, crocuses, leaf buds on the trees, and warmer weather- we know that we will also see adult mosquitoes before too long. While there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes, only about 100 of those species are actually dangerous...


Posted in: Curriculum: STEM Education Research Science and Math Technology Event Topics: Meetings Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) Science Symposia and Fairs Field Campaigns: Watersheds Seasons and Biomes El Niño GPM GLOBE Science Topics: Climate Change Backyard Science Climate Earth as a System Scientist Skills GLOBE Protocols GLOBE Working Groups: Education Working Group Investigation Areas: Atmosphere Earth As a System Hydrosphere Pedosphere (Soil) Biosphere Learning Activities: Earth as a System Land Cover/Biology Atmosphere and Climate Hydrology Soil News Topics: Virtual Science Fair IOPs Regions SCRC Research Meetings Teacher's Guide: Investigation Area Documents

February 2020 Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Data Champions   FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2020, HERE ARE THE TOP MOST ACTIVE GLOBE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE TEACHER/STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANTS (EXTERNAL TO THE NASA/GLOBE TEAM) TAKING AT LEAST 10 MEASUREMENTS FOR TREE HEIGHT, LAND COVER, AND GREENINGS MEASUREMENTS FOR THE TREES AROUND THE GLOBE STUDENT RESEARCH CAMPAIGN! THE MAPS REPRESENT THE TOP STUDENT/CAMPAIGN-BASED MEASUREMENT COUNTRIES FOR EACH OF THE THREE MEASUREMENTS.   TREE HEIGHTS (757 Total Measurements/Observations from...


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Muchas experiencias señalan que la participación ciudadana es clave en el control del “Dengue” y otras enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos, sobre todo, en un contexto donde en los últimos años se informa que los mosquitos son cada vez más resistentes a las fumigaciones que son realizadas por las instituciones de salud. El Programa GLOBE, una iniciativa de educación y ciencia ambiental promovida por la NASA y otras instituciones científicas, busca, a través del aplicativo GLOBE Observer - Mosquitos Habitat Mapper, involucrar a los ciudadanos en el combate contra los mosquitos. Desde el...


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The Bahamas Globe Team is actively scouting to revitalize the program. We have been visiting schools and sharing the information about Globe as well as repairing weather  enclosures that may have been damaged while seeking future locations at other schools for other ones. On the 19th and 20th of February, Globe was presented at a Junior and Senior school teacher's workshop with the view to assist in raising awareness about the program and the possibilities that lie ahead for teachers, students and the country as a whole. In other news, after an absence of over two years, ...


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El Currículo Nacional de la Educación Básica en Perú, señala el perfil de egreso del estudiante al final del ciclo escolar, entre otros, se espera que el estudiante se capaz de indagar y comprender el mundo natural y artificial utilizando conocimientos científicos en diálogo con saberes locales para mejorar la calidad de vida y cuidando la naturaleza; así como que aproveche responsablemente las tecnologías de la información y de la comunicación (TIC) para interactuar con la información, gestionar su comunicación y aprendizaje. Lo anterior se resume en desarrollar dos competencias...


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El pasado 11 de febrero, se celebró el Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia, ocasión para llamar la atención sobre el rol trascendental que juegan las mujeres en el desarrollo de ciencia, tecnología e innovación en nuestros países.  Con esta ocasión el Programa GLOBE Perú fue invitado por el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica  (CONCYTEC), para participar en una feria de ciencia para mostrar parte de la labor que desarrollamos para promover y cultivar el espíritu científico en niños, jóvenes y ciudadanía en general.  Fue ocasión...


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Enhancing undergraduate understanding of hydro-climatic studies in the environmental cohort using the GLOBE led inquiry-based learning approach. Teaching practices are context specific, thus we focus this study on enhancing the inquiry-based learning (IBL) in teacher education. The South African physical science curriculum (DBE, 2011b) supports the teaching and learning of science through inquiry and learners are expected to be involved in practical investigations. However, South African preservice teachers who join universities are not confident to implement inquiry approaches when they...


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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign has found a way for campaign-participating schools, to leverage their tree height and tree-related activities to earnsome more awesome recognition. If participating campaign members are collecting tree height data or using tree-related measurements and observations from GLOBE for student-driven research projects and citizen science efforts, member schools are already well on the way to earning Tree Campus K-12 recognition for the currentschool year. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the Arbor Day Foundation has a brand new...


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