How To Do GLOBE under COVID -19
Presenting learning opportunities for those under pandemic restrictions
Dear teachers, students, scientists, coordinators, and GLOBE friends,
Asia Pacific Regional Office started this page to help you to learn under the new conditions of the COVID-19 crisis. Here we come with an overview of learning opportunities and online resources that GLOBE Program provides for teachers and students who started with "home-schooling". The page will be regularly updated:
From classrooms to homes:
Many of the GLOBE classroom learning activities can be used for students who learn from home now. Check the database and filter out an activity according to the age of students and topic: https://www.globe.gov/do-globe/classroom-ready-activities/learning-activities
Teachers can use GLOBE online modules (e-trainings) to prepare lessons for students on topics such as water pH, soil, mosquitoes, clouds, weather and many more. They are available for free to download as ppt presentations. The modules are grouped under four areas of Biosphere, Atmosphere, Pedosphere (Soils) and Hydrosphere: https://www.globe.gov/get-trained/protocol-etraining
You can´t go out? Observe clouds from your window!
You can still use an amazing Smartphone app called GLOBE Observer to track down clouds and contrails right from your balcony or terrace. You may actually spot less of contrails than ever before - due to the decline in air traffic!
Once you have taken an observation, you will get an email from NASA in a couple of days that compare your observation with an image taken from a satellite.
The GLOBE Program Hosts a webinar on April 14th on:"Trees Around the GLOBE: Students from around the GLOBE share their amazing research" that is prepared by Brian Campbell (NASA) together with teachers and students from various GLOBE schools.
The GLOBE Program - New Trainer / Mentor Trainer Certification Process.
Asia-Pacific regional Office hosts a webinar on 11th May 2020 for CCs & trainers in the region to explain the new GLOBE Certification Progress.
Dr. Rod Allan De Lara, GLOBE Country Coordinator- Philippines & Member GLOBE Working Group explains the new Trainer / Mentor Certification Process.
(For access to the detailed Presentation on new Trainer / Mentor Certification Process click HERE )
A review on The Role of GLOBE Teachers
Asia-Pacific regional Office hosts a webinar on 22nd May 2020 for CCs, trainers & Teachers in the region to review The Role of GLOBE Teachers.
Ms. Joan B. Callope, GLOBE Assistant Country Coordinator- Philippines & GLOBE Teacher explains and shares her experiences with the audience. (for a copy of the presentation Click Here)
The GLOBE Asia - Pacific Regional Coordination Office Hosts a webinar on June 2nd on: "Buzzing Around! Adventure with the Mosquito Habitat Mapper" that is prepared by Dorian Janney (NASA) together with Country Coordinators and GLOBE Trainers from various GLOBE countries.
The GLOBE Asia - Pacific Regional Coordination Office Hosts a webinar on June 2nd on: "Social Media Tips & Tricks for GLOBECountries in the Region " that is prepared by Autumn Burdick (SSAI) together with Country Coordinators and GLOBE Trainers from various GLOBE countries.
Students IVSS Project Presentation
The GLOBE Asia - Pacific Regional Coordination Office Hosts a webinar on June 16th on: "GLOBE 2020 IVSS Projects Presentation " fo 3 winner schools in the region by 1. Swmsenwittayalai School, Bangkok, Thailand - Winner GLOBE IVSS Project.
2. Philippine Science High School, Western Visayas Campus, Philippines - Winner IVSS DOS Zika Project.
3. Princess Chulabhorn Science High School, Trang, Thailand - Winner IVSS DOS Zika Project.
together with Country Coordinators and GLOBE Trainers from various GLOBE countries.
( For Student Presentation CLICK HERE)
GLOBE IVSS winner Students from Asia - Pacific Region of Swmsenwittayalai School, Bangkok, Thailand explain their project on Mosquito breeding using Drone imagery and GLOBE Observer, Habitat Mapper App.
Students From Philippine Science High School, Western Visayas Campus, Philippines, and winner of GLOBE Department of States ZIKA Project IVSS present their project on Mosquito breeding site characterization – density, water Quality, Natural Attractants of Barangays Igang Pototan Philippines.
Students from Princess Chulabhorn Science High School, Trang, Thailand wins the GLOBE Department of State ZIKA Project grant in the Region for their project on Mosquito Larvae Diversity & Abundance Relation to Land Cover in Coastal Area in Trang Province, Thailand.
Webinars on 30th June 2020
Asia-Pacific regional Office hosts two webinars for CCs, trainers & Teachers in the region
1. To discusses the Agenda & Planning of the upcoming GLOBE Regional Meeting.
2. GLOBE Partner - Taiwan shares with the countries in the region on the status of women empowerment through GLOBE Program.
Students should practice research skills.
And what about the youngest kids?
Ask their parents to read out a GLOBE Elementary Story Book to them. For example, about kids who investigate what went wrong with the planet Earth climate or about clouds having a different name with Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?. Download all storybooks for free! With each story book, kids can also have fun with easy learning activities, such as Why(not) so blue, a simulation of air pollution by dripping milk into a glass of water.
Activities organized by GLOBE Program Asia - Pacific Region Office for Promoting GLOBE at Home
Eco -Engineering Product from Waste - Activity at Home in response to COVID -19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill with governments enforcing lockdowns to ensure their citizens stay at home and stay safe.
With schools temporarily shut down and outdoor activities prohibited, The GLOBE Program can offer a solution. Several activities under GLOBE anchored around STEM and can keep children engaged, entertained and also help them learn a thing or two.
Although STEM may seem complicated for many parents, the activity listed below has been put together to ensure that they find it easy to guide their children. Apart from that, there are various GLOBE resources for younger students which are mentioned above.
1. Eco -Engineering Product from Waste
Click on the guidelines for making a Waste to wealth product.
The Web Exhibition:
- Students will share their up-cycled creations in a creative, fun Web - exhibition - by posting their product on Social Media and using #GLOBEintimesofCOVID-19 and tagging the GLOBE social media Pages
- E- Certificates will be awarded By Asia – Pacific GLOBE Regional Coordination Office.
Initiatives By Countries in the Region for Promoting GLOBE at Home
IPST by GLOBE Division invites the general public, teachers, and students to participate in the 10 Questions and Answers about GLOBE via Facebook live.
Details and Terms:
Question: Questions are divided into 5 topics per day.
The topics are
- Know GLOBE
- Promotion of Soil Measurement (Pedosphere Protocol)
- Climate Change
- Promotion of water Measurement (Hydrosphere Protocol) and the promotion of an atmosphere measurement (Atmosphere Protocol)
- Promoting the measurement of living and soil cover (Biosphere/Land cover) and the Earth System
- 3 choice question
How to participate in activities
Apply for participation through Google Form.
Click the link below
Enter to watch live and answer questions at the scheduled time 12:20 or noon 20
For answering each question Participants Will have a response time of 20 seconds
Criteria for selection of winners
- The prize for the first 2 people answering questions correctly and quickly
- The reward for participants who answer at least 7 correct questions
- The prize for those who answered the most correct questions of that day
- The prize for the person with the highest cumulative total points from participating in all 5 GLOBE live events will be The winner of the GLOBE live in the time of COVID-19.
Announcement of result
1) Announcement of names of recipients of souvenir and daily winners on the following day
2) Announcement of The Winner GLOBE live in the time of COVID-19 will be on 24 April
For extra learning resources, including e-books, protocol information, video & cartoon, reading material click here.
For learning activities for primary school teachers and parents follow the link -http://globethailand.ipst.ac.th/media.php?p=3
Note: English subtitle is also available for all the cartoon books.
In addition, GLOBE Thailand by IPST has other online materials:
GLOBE Thailand Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVNNtvgnPq_sj6flzOG88g/videos
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