GLOBE Connections

Sea and Land Ice Melt: Learning Activities

seasons and biomes

Help students become familiar with the Terrestrial Biome Classifications that the Seasons and Biomes project has adopted.

Getting to Know Your Terrestrial Biomes Data Literacy Cube Map Icono

Student Outcomes:

  • Use appropriate sources of information
  • Synthesize data from different sources to create a coherent description of the main biomes
  • Identify appropriate sources of information
  • Organize data into tables
  • Draw conclusions by synthesizing a variety of data
  • Communicate results and explanations

How to Make a Climograph from Your Local Weather Data Data Literacy Cube Data Icon Data Literacy Cube Graph Icon

Purpose: Students will assemble, analyze and graph the long-term air temperature and precipitation data for their general area, to understand the difference between weather and climate.

Student Outcomes:

  • Weather is a day-to-day phenomenon and climate is a long-term average of weather
  • The sun is the major source of energy for changes on the Earth’s surface
  • Organisms’ functions relate to their environment
  • Sunlight is the major source of energy for ecosystems
  • Identify appropriate data sources
  • Perform simple statistical calculations
  • Organize data into tables and graphs
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques
  • Draw conclusions by synthesizing a variety of data
  • Communicate results and explanations

Sources:

https://www.globe.gov/do-globe/measurement-campaigns/past-projects/earth-as-a-system-projects/seasons-and-biomes