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GLOBE Program Teacher's Guide

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a hands-on international environmental science and education program. GLOBE links students, teachers, and the scientific research community in an effort to learn more about our environment through student data collection and observation. This guide explains how your students will be carrying out a series of investigations that scientists have designed to gather data about the Earth and how it functions as a global system. Chapters cover the atmosphere, hydrology, soil, land cover, GPS and Earth as a system.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
Type(s): Curriculum Guide
Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Keywords: land use, geocaching (GIS/GPS)

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Dirty Mud Lesson: Contaminents in the Environment

Students will identify specific types of wetland habitats and land uses in a watershed. They will explain how data on chemical contaminants, land uses and habitat types can be integrated to develop restoration plans for environmental resources damaged by pollution. Then use a geographic information system to retrieve and analyze data about specific benthic marine habitats.

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science, Technology
Type(s): Lessons and Activities
Level(s): High School
Keywords: pollution, wetland, geocaching (GIS/GPS), sediment, soil and rocks

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