GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based
science and education program.
For students, GLOBE provides the opportunity to learn by:
Taking scientifically valid measurements in the fields
of atmosphere, hydrology, soil, and land cover/ phonology-
depending upon their local curricula
Reporting their data through the Internet to the students
Creating maps and graphs on the free interactive Website
to analyze datasets collaborating with scientists and other GLOBE students
For Teachers, GLOBE provides assistance through:
Training at professional development workshops
Teacher’s guides, “ how-to” videos,
and other materials
Continuing support from a Help-Desk, scientists, and
Contact with other teachers, students, and scientists
worldwide in Web Chats and list servers
For International and U.S. Partners, GLOBE provides:
Train-the Trainer workshops
Guidance and support for mentoring teachers
What is the Value of GLOBE?
- Nobel laureate Dr. Leon Lederman
teachers and students improve their achievement in science
and math, and in the use of computer and network technology.
teachers and students achieve state and local education goals
student awareness about their environment from a scientific
viewpoint, without advocacy to issues.
student understanding of science because it involves them
in performing real science- taking measurements, analyzing
data, and participating in research in collaboration with
contribute data for scientists to use in their research.
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, EPA
and the State Department, in partnership with colleges and universities,
state and local systems, and non-government organizations. Internationally, GLOBE is a partnership
between the United State and 97 other Countries.
Over a million
primary and secondary students in more than 10,000 schools
have taken part in the program; there are more than 16,000 GLOBE trained
teachers and these numbers are growing!
Parents and others can work with teachers to help students
obtain data on days when schools are not open.
How to Join GLOBE?
Teachers and other educators who wish to lead
students in GLOBE need to attend special workshops in order to fully participate
in the program. Internationally, contact your country point
How can one GLOBE school identify other
GLOBE schools to collaborate with? How can they identify a GLOBE
school in another country?
The list of schools in partner countries is available
via the school search feature, which is also available on the GLOBE menu bar
(at the GLOBE Website - www.globe.gov)
access; you can contact the teacher using GLOBE mail to discuss collaboration. If the school does not have web
access, contact information will be provided for the school.
How do you hope students will benefit
With the help of this program, students will
learn how to determine the health of an environmental system.
Society assumes that we can keep dumping pollutants and somehow
the environment will take care of them. In this program students
have the opportunity to check their water system and can know
weather the water system is polluted or healthy. Also they can
learn how to make good measurements.