Please consider using this graphic organizer to help students analyze the processes and components of Earth System phenomena.
The Hydrosphere is the water component of our planet, and includes liquid water, ice and vapor.
GLOBE is a great source of information related to the El Niño Southern Oscillation, or ENSO.
Students will use coloring sheets to create a color coded model of El Niño. If the Data Literacy Map Cube is used with this, students should color their models first.
Check out this hands-on demonstration of the El Niño Effect, trade winds, and upwelling provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
Credit: JPL's Sea Level Program
Interested in collecting data about the featured phenomenon at your school? Explore the GLOBE protocols (data collection procedures) and student datasheets below
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If you want to understand how interconnected our planet is—how patterns and events in one place can affect life half a world away—study El Niño.
El Niño is a condition that sometimes occurs in the Pacific Ocean, but it is so big that it affects weather all over the world. Weather depends a lot on ocean temperatures. Where the ocean is warm, more clouds form, and more rain falls in that part of the world.