Students working in groups are initially assigned to one of the data setâexpert groups. Students identify and describe patterns both on spatial and temporal scales. Students write a report on the patterns observed and the research question they raised and then formulate a hypothesis using the distribution of the other data sets used by the other groups. Students are then asked to form new groups where at least one expert on each data set is present. Students are then asked to work with all the data sets, describing global patterns and connections among different phenomena measured on local, regional and global scales. They choose one specific pattern and write a report. This activity has been modified from the GLOBE Earth System Posters. See the activities to accompany the 2007 GLOBE poster for the GLOBE activity description (activities 1-5).


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