NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plays an essential role in inspiring the next generation of explorers. The discoveries and new knowledge from NASA’s missions and research programs offer the opportunity to engage and excite students about science and exploration. This link offers teachers information about K-12 classroom resources, programs, events, and opportunities for K-12 educators. To find resources and opportunities for your grade level, click the Xes next to the other two grade levels in the Audience box on the left sidebar and click the blue Go button (e.g., if you teach middle school, click the Xes next to High school and Elementary in the Audience box).
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Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST (1:00am UTC Tuesday, December 4, 2018): Getting Tree Science Done: Live from Shumate Middle School in Gibraltar, Michigan. Join GLOBE Teacher, Jeff Bouwman, and his students Lily, Brady, and Thomas, as they discuss just how doing GLOBE Tree Science at Shumate Middle School is helping them understand their local environment. Through measuring tree height, identifying tree species, and taking local baseline protocol measurements, the students play a vital...Download
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia. Current and former students, of Marina Pavlic, from the Prirodoslovna i grafička škola in Croatia will be discussing their investigation of Park Mlaka in Mlaka County, Croatia. Students developed an overarching hypothesis of, "The trees in Park Mlaka produce enough oxygen for the inhabitants of the entire Mlaka County." The initial research took place from 2016-2017 with students that are...Download
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Acquire - Analyze - Apply (A3): Live from the Institute for Earth Observations in Palmyra Cove, New Jersey USA.
Please join us as we hear from Executive Director, John D. Moore and Director of Science, Technology, and Education, Peter Dorofy, both from the Institute for Earth Observations and members of the GLOBE Mission Earth collaborative. John and Peter will discuss what science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) , Next...Download
During this webinar, Peder Nelson will introduce and detail the Collect Earth online tool. Collect Earth is designed so that users can analyze high and very high-resolution satellite imagery for different purposes, including: land cover, land use, and forest mapping. Peder will also discuss why we need ground-based photos, including clouds and land cover, via the GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App. A Collect Earth connection to wildlife, ie. mosquitoes will also be highlighted. Prior to the...Download
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This AFP solicits proposals to define, organize, and execute a contest for U.S. K-12 students to select a name for the Mars 2020 rover launching in 2020 on a non-reimbursable, i.e., no-exchange-of-funds, basis. The Mars...
Dr. C will take all the data collected so far and make a visualization. Dr. Nektaria Adaktilou from West Virginia University will compare the data collected by her students in Morgantown, WV to the LandSat overpass. Dr. Diana Johns, a GME teacher at Crestwood High School in Dearborn, MI will share some tips on how to get your students to analyze their data and her students’ participation in the International Virtual Science Symposium.
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Dr. C will look at all the data entered in October, December and February. He will showcase heat islands in various locations on Earth and discuss the importance of implementing mitigation efforts. A panel of teachers will share their students’ research on the Urban Heat Island Effect. Next steps for students-upload their projects to the GME webpage.
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Did you know that NASA uses your GLOBE data? Dr. David Padgett from Tennessee State University showcases the NASA satellites which collect surface temperature data and explains how that data is collected. In the teacher feature, Jeff Bouwman from Shumate Middle School, Gibraltar, MI will focus on how to get students to develop research questions. Dates & locations of GLOBE Research Symposia will be announced.
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Now is the time to get ready to collect surface temperature and cloud observations in October. Dr. C (Kevin Czajkowski) will explain urban heat islands and why students should study them. A brief review of the protocols will be given. Kelly Reeves, one of our GME teachers from Jackman Elementary, Temperance, MI, will share some classroom tips and student projects.
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Dr. C (Czajkowski) is launching his Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign for 2018-2019 in the GLOBE Program!
He needs your students to collect surface temperature and cloud observations and submit the data to GLOBE.
More detailed information can be found at https://www.globe.gov/web/surface-temperature-field-campaign/overview.
This GLOBE Mission EARTH (GME) webinar series for 2018-2019 will be offered on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. It is best...Download Attachments
Over 5400 people joined in celebrating the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing at the Bowie Baysox baseball game on July 20th. Upon entry into the stadium, baseball goers were greeted with astronaut cutouts which they could take their pictures with. They were also able to explore a variety of other activities, including:
- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Moon
- Properties of meteorites and terrestrial rocks
- Living in space - astronaut food
- Citizen science with...
On May 30, 2018, NASA scientists and public engagement professionals shared NASA science with 4,200students and teachers from 58 schools acrossthe Boston area at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Students discovered a wide array of NASA careers, observed the Sun through a solar telescope, explored a supernova in virtual reality, launched water bottle rockets, and listened to Astronaut Sunita Williams share her experiences in space. Goddard Planetary Scientist Maria Banks wowed...Download
STEM Day at Fenway Park was held in Boston, MA on May 30, 2018 and reached ~4000 students and educators. This cross-collaborative effort, led by NASA GSFC, enabled Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from a variety of organizations to share rich science content reflecting NASA research & exploration.
NASA Astromaterials scientists Dave Draper & Liz Rampe presented their research to a packed stadium of participants.
The NASA Astromaterials tables enabled participants to observe and hold...Download
And the winners are…..
On May 1, 2018, more than 100 students from Michigan & Ohio presented over 70 research projects at the GLOBE Mission EARTH SATELLITES Student conference at The University of Toledo’s Student Union. This conference, originally named SATELLITES: Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space, has grown over the years. The speaker, John Moore from the Palmyra Cove Nature Center, showed students how their data can be visualized by...Download
Presenters: Kathleen Johnson, Donald DeRosa, and Peter Garik from Boston University.
The GLOBE Greenup Webinar will explore green up events in phenological gardens. We will discuss taking data of budburst of shrubs and trees and observations of blooming of flowers using USA Phenological Network specified plants and GLOBE protocols. Examples of phenological garden plants, data, and observations will be from schools in Providence, RI.
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In April, over 1600 Students from 30 states and Mexico were able to interact and hear from a NASA Scientist, Dr. Doug Ming, about the latest Mars rover activities, what the scientist teams are learning from these activities, and some of the challenges humans will face if we plan to live and work on Mars.
Conducted at NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Astromaterial Webinars connect NASA scientists with learners from all backgrounds in formal and informal settings to provide the spark to...Download
Presenter: Tracy Ostrom, UC Berkeley
Tracy provides a follow up session to Susan Hassol's presentation given on April 10 for students. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is complex. Simple communication strategies are presented.
To view the webinar from April 10, go to https://youtu.be/1hJ-fl7O8CI
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Presenter: Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communications: science and outreach
Making complex issues such as Climate Change understandable and relatable to our students and greater community can be a challenging task, to say the least. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is more complex than simply looking at CO2 and temperature values. And understanding how climate change effects on our nation's environmental and economical securities plays a role in how...Download
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor in the Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University
Weather and its day-to-day changes are omnipresent in a child’s life. Observing weather and its day-to-day changes allows students to interact with their environment, take measurements, make predictions, and establish deep foundational knowledge called for by the standards. In this webinar, we will discuss how measurements made as part of the GLOBE Protocols can help students in all of these...Download
On a chilly Friday in February, 28 teachers and two GLOBE researchers with the Arctic and Earth SIGNs project gathered in Tok, Alaska.
Drs. Elena Sparrow and Katie Spellman (University of Alaska Fairbanks) ran a workshop for teachers of the Alaska Gateway School District to learn how to use GLOBE protocols and NASA resources to study climate change in their schools and Alaska Native communitiesDownload
Solar Week is lively week of online curriculum and fun activities about our sun for grades 5-9 or youth age 11-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. There’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists.
Join us for the ENSO Phase III Science and Collaboration webinar on Tues., Jan. 9th at 9 am EST/ 2 pm UT/ 9 pm Thailand time
This webinar will focus on the impacts of water- both above and below the surface- on the regions in Far Asia and the Pacific. We will hear from a GLOBE scientist and teacher in Thailand, as they share their experiences with the flooding that has increased during the past few monsoon seasons. They will describe how they have their students use GLOBE protocols to...
School Site Visits! GME-West continues to support teachers and students. At Antioch and Arise high schools, students learn site definition and hydrology protocols along the delta and in a local creek in preparation of Student Research Symposium projects. At Skyridge elementary school students learn how to use a calitoo and collect data to measure Aerosols as they participate in NASA’s Air Quality Campaign.Download
Mapping GLOBE Atmosphere and Surface Temperature Data Using ArcGIS Online
Presenters: David A. Padgett, Associate Professor of Geography, Tennessee State University, TSU students
This webinar spotlights Tennessee State University's Geographic Information Systems Day and National Geography Awareness Week outreach activity. Ninth grade students attending Nashville's Stratford STEM Magnet High School collected GLOBE Atmosphere and Surface Temperature Protocol data on the Friday prior to...Download