ERIC Number: ED414155
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Publication Date: 1997
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GLOBE: A Science/Education Partnership Program.
Murphy, Anthony P.; Coppola, Ralph K.
This paper reviews the history of the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program, an international environmental science education program. The goals of the program are to: enhance the environmental awareness of individuals around the world; contribute to the scientific understanding of the earth; and to help all students reach higher levels of achievement in science and mathematics. GLOBE engages K-12 students and scientists in collecting and analyzing data and represents a true partnership between the science and education communities. The nature of this partnership is reflected in the various research protocols and learning activities used at each grade level. The science processes used by researchers reflect the inquiry process used at the K-12 or equivalent level. The GLOBE curriculum is divided into investigation areas on atmosphere, hydrology, biology/land cover, soil and the global positioning system (GPS). (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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