The Globe Program Trisha Paradero

What is Globe?

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is a worldwide hands-on, primary- and secondary-school-based science and education program focusing on the environment, now active in 112 countries world-wide. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995. It works to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery. Students and teachers collect data and perform research in collaboration with scientists from numerous international agencies, and their work is made accessible though the GLOBE website.

What do you do in Globe?

You get a globe paper and fill out all the information that applies to the area you are in. The purpose of Globe said from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, “GLOBE provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the global environment and climate. The program not only engages students in learning about their local environment, it also empowers them to play an active role in adding to global data about our home planet.”

Cloud Coverage and Types of Clouds

If you would like to see the different types of cloud types and cloud coverage then check out my other spark page for it.

Maximum, minimum, and current temperature

To do Globe we have to go to this little post at our school.

Globe Post

Here it holds our thermometers. On the digital one it tells us the minimum, maximum, and current temperature. All you have to do is copy it to the paper.

Relative humidity

A sling psychrometer is used to measure the amount of water vapor or relative humidity in the air. It is a combination of wet- and dry-bulb thermometers mounted on a frame. To use it you have to go outside, start swinging consistently for 1 minute then check the wet- and dry-bulb.

Sling Psycrometer


We have this water collecter behind the little Globe post. It has marks on it to measure how much water is in it.

Water Collecter

What time do you have to do Globe?

You do Globe when the sun is around its highest temperature. Which around 12:00 p.m. Usually my class do it after we eat lunch which is 12:30 p.m. But when you go to Globe at a certain time. You have to put it in universal time. Universal time is where the prime meridian is so that means Greenwhich London is the time you have to put down. Since I live in Florida if I went to do Globe at 12:32 p.m. then it would be 5:32 p.m. Then the last step is it turn it into military time 1732.

Where do you put the Imformation?

After the paper is done we go on this app called "Globe Data Entry". All we do is fill in all the imformation we have then the data is sent to the people in charge of Globe so they can track all of the change around the world.


Created with images by Pattys-photos - "clouds" • technicolor76 - "water drops"

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