Students across the country are making real contributions to scientific research and keeping their eyes on the environment by participating in a worldwide network of weather data collection.

Students observe clouds, precipitation, temperature, soil, water, and ground cover on a regular basis and submit their data to an online databank used by scientists for research.

This data-collection program, operated by Global Learning and Observations to the Benefit of the Environment (GLOBE), is designed as a hands-on way for educators to teach children science, technology, and math.

"They don't just listen. They don't just watch. They do it,"...

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