1. Where on Earth Are We?

    Investigation

    Goal

    • To begin solving the mystery of who we are.
    • To discover the GlobalLab community and how it is distributed throughout the world
    • To understand geographical coordinates

    Equipment

    Why use data from multiple participants?

    The more schools and users that submit data, the richer the comparisons and discoveries that are possible.

    Investigation Protocol

    Note for teachers: if you work with a group of students, please check the If You Work As a Group file.

    1. Read  Where in the world is anything? to learn about geographical coordinates and Time Zones and UTC.
    2. Collect basic environmental data* about your community.  
      To find this data, check online sources like weather sites or your town’s website which might contain environmental information. Maps are a great resource as well.
      Use our table and tips (see Collecting Datato find the information you’ll need.
      You will be able to view and compare everyone else’s data along with your own. 
    3. Enter your findings in the Report Form.
    4. Analyze the data.
      Go to the project’s Findings page and, using the charts, try to find answers to questions from the Working with Data file.

    * What’s data?
    Data are facts, statistics, or information that are collected for reference or for analysis. Data is plural; a single fact, number, or piece of information is a datum.

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    • Project was published on:June 29, 2014
    Report Form Before filling in the Report Form, please read the Investigation Protocol