Global Patterns

This activity supports educators in the use of the activities that accompany the GLOBE Program's Earth System Poster 'Exploring Connections in Year 2007'. Students identify global patterns and connections in environmental data that include soil moisture, insolation, surface temperature, cloud fraction, precipitation, world topography/bathymetry, aerosol optical thickness, and biosphere (from different times of the year) with the goal of recognizing patterns and trends in global data sets.

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Federica Raia
On the Cutting Edge Collection - SERC (Science Education Resource Center)
Activity takes one to two class periods.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Poster and Activity can be found here - link is broken on activity website.

This activity is more of a description of an approach rather than a completely prescribed activity.

Instructors will need to provide their own student handouts.

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