GLOBE

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    G.L.O.B.E. PROGRAM

     

    At Salk School, students may participate in the after school club for G.L.O.B.E.  This after school club is also a part of the Salk REACH (formerly S.T.A.R.S.) incentive program.

    As a part of the G.L.O.B.E. Program, students may volunteer to go on a weekly field trip to a stream near the school.  A Board of Education bus takes us to the stream, which is about a quarter mile away.  We will take samples and conduct chemical and physical tests of the water according to the program’s protocols.  We may also decide to go on other field trips.

    Other tests that we do for G.L.O.B.E., include weather observations, soil testing, biological observations, and GPS satellite tracking.  Please contact me if you have any questions about this exciting program.

                 

    We meet on select days from 3PM to 4:15 PM, from January through May.



     

    Here is some information about the international G.L.O.B.E. Program:


      

     What is The GLOBE Program?

     

     GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program.

     

    For Students, GLOBE provides the opportunity to learn by:

       •       Taking scientifically valid measurements in the fields of atmosphere, hydrology, soils, and land cover/phenology - depending upon their local curricula

     

       •       Reporting their data through the Internet

       •       Creating maps and graphs on the free interactive Web site to analyze data sets

       •       Collaborating with scientists and other GLOBE students around the world

     

    What is the Value of GLOBE?

     

    "GLOBE is the quintessentially ideal program for involving kids in science," - Nobel laureate Dr. Leon Lederman.

     

     GLOBE trains teachers to help students improve their achievement in science and math, and in the use of computer and network technology.

     

     GLOBE helps teachers and students achieve state and local education goals and standards.

     

     GLOBE increases student awareness of their environment from a scientific viewpoint, without advocacy relative to issues.

     

     GLOBE improves student understanding of science because it involves them in performing real science - taking measurements, analyzing data, and participating in research in collaboration with scientists.

     

     GLOBE students contribute data for scientists to use in their research.

     

     GLOBE helps expand the pipeline of potential future scientists and researchers for industry, academia, and government.

     

    Who is involved in GLOBE?

     

     GLOBE is a cooperative effort of schools, led in the United States by a Federal interagency program supported by NASA, NSF and the U.S. State Department, in partnership with colleges and universities, state and local school systems, and non-government organizations. Internationally, GLOBE is a partnership between the United States and over 100 other countries.

     

     Over a million primary and secondary students in more than 14,000 schools have taken part in the program; there are more than 24,000 GLOBE-trained teachers and those numbers are growing!

     

     Parents and others can work with teachers to help students obtain data on days when schools are not open.

    www.globe.gov