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Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System DLESE Reviewed Collection
This chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook guides users through the process of locating and graphing Web-based environmental data that has been collected by students who participate in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. Basic concepts in Earth system science are explored as students investigate a specific case study. The GLOBE Graphing Tool is used to superimpose four different environmental data sets as a single graph to show otherwise hidden relationships. Seasonal changes in soil moisture are highlighted, as are the concepts of a reservoir, the flow or flux of moisture between reservoirs, and the role of solar energy as a driver of this flux. Additional investigations can be performed using this tool, methodology, and the GLOBE data set.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Case study
    • Module / Unit
    • Tutorial
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Physical object
  • Atmospheric science
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Other
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd557
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: TERC