ERIC Number: ED457006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-16
Using the GLOBE Program To Enhance Classroom Teaching.
Ramey, Linda K.; Tomlin, James
The Wright State University Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Franchise has developed a project to fill the need for direct, strong connections linking science, mathematics and technology to classroom curriculum and students' learning of integrated, relevant content. GLOBE is an international project that involves students and teachers in scientific investigations where their data are reported in an interactive Web site database. The Southern Ohio GLOBE Environmental Science Education Initiative fosters an awareness and understanding of environmental issues on a local scale, then on a more global, ecological level. GLOBE's long-term investigations, environmental parameters and issues allow students to be actively involved in data collection, analysis of data, graphic representation of data, leading them to better understanding of scientific process and methods. This paper describes the project and the summer workshop and provides insights into the impact GLOBE is having on students in grades 2-12 and their teachers in southwestern Ohio. (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Science Education Council of Ohio (Cincinnati, OH, February 15-17, 2001).