GLOBE expands to Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, which is an initiative of NASA. It offers complete set of training modules for Science and Geography / EVS Teachers to learn various topics under all earth spheres including Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Pedosphere.
The Geography / EVS track is a set of chosen modules for Geography / EVS Teachers.
The “Introduction to GLOBE” module provides an overview of The GLOBE Program and how various roles, such as teachers and scientists, are involved in the program. Required for all new members.
Learn about the GLOBE student investigations that explore the Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate. After completing this module, you will be able to describe the structure and composition of the atmosphere and explain how differential heating of the Earth’s surface generates our planet’s air circulation patterns. You will be able to identify the atmosphere as one of the interacting components of our Earth system, and become familiar with the Atmosphere Protocols followed by GLOBE students when they collect data for their scientific investigations. Finally, you will explore the steps of setting up a GLOBE Atmosphere study site for and be introduced to GLOBE data reporting and visualization tools.
This module provides an introduction to the Biosphere investigation. You will learn how to conduct GLOBE’s biosphere protocols so that the data you collect is of appropriate precision and accuracy. You will learn about the MUC classification system used to classify land cover at our study site, and get an overview of the biometry and phenology field procedures. You will also review the steps you will take to upload your observations to the GLOBE database and visualize data using the GLOBE Visualization system.
This introductory module introduces GLOBE’s hydrosphere investigation area. You will learn why it is important to document and monitor the hydrosphere. You will be introduced to the different GLOBE protocols used to collect hydrosphere data. Step by step instructions for documenting a hydrosphere study site are outlined, as well as the steps you need to follow to report a new hydrosphere study site to the GLOBE database using GLOBE’s mobile data app.
This slide set will provide you with background information about soil and an overview of the protocols of the GLOBE Pedosphere Investigation. It also explains how to define soil study sites for both Soil Moisture and Temperature and for Soil Characterization. After completing it you will be prepared to proceed to learn any and all of the soil measurement protocols.