Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System

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In this activity, students are guided through the process of locating and graphing web-based environmental data that has been collected by GLOBE Program participants using actual data collected by students in Pennsylvania and comparing them to their local climatic boundary conditions. This activity highlights the opportunities for using GLOBE data to introduce basic concepts of Earth system science.

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS2-3   Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.

MS-ESS2-4   Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

Science and Engineering Practices