’20-’21 – NASA GLOBE
School: Kalispell Middle School
The NASA GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program is an international science and education program that provides students the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, while contributing meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Students will collect local atmospheric, water quality, and biometric data of our local ecosystems. They will then use this data to complete original research projects to present at regional, national, and even international GLOBE Science Symposiums. Students will learn valuable scientific skills, analyze data improving on their math skills, and gain a better understanding of our local environment. They will also gain the skills necessary to professionally present their research to other students and even NASA scientists.
Teacher: Annie Gustafson - Grade: 7-8
"The GLOBE program is all about learning science by actually practicing science! Often in the classroom students learn about events that have already happened, they repeat experiments that we already know the outcomes to. This approach to learning is different because they are collecting data and answering questions that we do not have the answers to. Ultimately gaining problem-solving skills that will help them advance in school and future careers. "