Become a global Citizen Scientist! Make your own local environmental observations, in particular cloud cover, that can compliment NASA satellite observations. Why are clouds important? How can we help monitor cloud conditions? In this digital skill, we will use the Globe Observer App to help answer these questions and become a Citizen Scientist.
Join the GLOBE observer App community to help collect scientific data for NASA, students and other scientists worldwide.
Cloud Cover Identification Chart: https://www.globe.gov/documents/34861...
Why Observe Clouds? (from NASA): https://youtu.be/TNc5qjj8ZZE
Welcome to an exploration of algorithmic art. In this Digital Skill, students will use Scratch to create an abstract piece of art that is created by code. We call this algorithmic art since your art piece will be created by an algorithm - or a set of rules. For instance can you create a Circle Packing algorithm in Scratch such that a series of circles randomly appear but never touch or overlap?
Students will want to check out our Circle Packing sample here - feel free to remix it and make it your own.
Here is an introduction to Scratch coding with Wylie Butler.