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A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Each student will be given the opportunity to create their own cumulus cloud out of white paper and mount it on blue paper. Students will also complete the Cloud Fun Student Activity Sheet that includes a description of the cloud and what the weather was like on the day the cloud was observed. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Students will explore the difference between the three types of contrails, make observations of contrails outside, and record their observations. Fifteen minutes later they will make follow-up observations to see how the contrails they observed have changed. The purpose of the activity is to help ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography
 
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Each student will keep a science journal during each of the four seasons. Students will record observations of the general outdoor environment they visit and then will make observations of one specific item from the habitat in each season. At the end of the school year, students will make comparisons of their seasonal drawings and share the results with the class. The purpose of the activity is to ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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Using a color chart, students will make observations outside during each of the four seasons. During each session, they will try to find as many colors as possible and record what they see. As a class, they will make charts describing the colors they find in each season. At the end of the school year, students will compare their results and generate conclusions about variations in colors in nature ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions. Using their new knowledge, each student will make a hummingbird out of art supplies. Finally, using their hummingbirds as props, the students will play charades to test each ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Ecology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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The purpose of this activity is to measure the aerosol optical thickness of the atmosphere (how much of the sun's light is scattered or absorbed by particles suspended in the air). Students point a GLOBE sun photometer at the sun and record the largest voltage reading they obtain on a digital voltmeter connected to the photometer. Students observe sky conditions near the sun, perform the Cloud, Optional ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to the concept of relative air mass and demonstrate how solar elevation angle affects the intensity of sunlight that reaches an observer on the ground. Students work in teams to calculate air mass using simple geometry. Teacher background materials are included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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The purpose of this activity is to build an instrument that can be used to measure water temperature. Students construct a soda-bottle thermometer, which is similar to the thermometer used by GLOBE schools. Both are based on the principle that most substances expand and contract as their temperature changes. This experiment also demonstrates the principle of heat transfer. The intended outcome is ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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The purpose of this activity is to observe the type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students observe which of ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible and how much of the sky is covered by clouds (other than contrails) and how much is covered by contrails. Intended outcomes are that students learn how to make estimates from observations and how to categorize ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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The purpose of this activity is to explore the connections between cloud type, cloud cover, and weather and stimulate student interest in taking cloud type observations. Students observe cloud type and coverage and weather conditions over a five-day period and correlate these observations. Students make and test predictions using these observations. The intended outcome is that students learn to draw ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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