The GLOBE Program is structured around “Earth as a System”, comprised of the various spheres and the interactions that occur within and among those spheres.
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An important scientific practice is the asking and refining of questions that lead to rich descriptions, explanations, and reasoning of how the natural and designed world works, as well as those investigations of variables that can be empirically tested.
Help learners envision themselves as explorers, scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians as they venture into the summer months. Download the PDF of the two sided document on cardstock and have students imagine and illustrate themselves!
Review the animation showing seasonal chlorophyll concentration as it relates to net radiation.
Students interpret a graph of surface temperatures taken from city districts.
Arctic sea ice is the cap of frozen seawater blanketing most of the Arctic Ocean and neighboring seas in wintertime. It follows seasonal patterns of thickening and melting. See how the quantity has changed from 1979 through 2018.
Teachers, these mini lessons/student activities are perfect "warm up" tasks that can be used as a hook, bellringer, exit slip, etc.
Introduction to the concept of albedo.