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Global Patterns in Green-Up and Green-Down DLESE Reviewed Collection
The purpose of this resource is to investigate the annual cycle of plant growth and decline using visualizations and graphs. Students will analyze visualizations and graphs that show the annual cycle of plant growth and decline. Students will explore patterns of annual change for the globe and each hemisphere in several regions that have different land cover and will match graphs that show annual green-up and green-down patterns with a specific land cover type.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
For science/educational use consistent with the methodologies of the GLOBE Program.
DLESE Catalog ID: GLOBE-266
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Life cycles of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Regulation and behavior
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Geochemical cycles
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
The GLOBE Program
http://www.globe.gov/