Once a school has joined SPaRCE, they receive various pieces of meteorological equipment. The equipment includes, but is not limited to: rain gauges, max/min thermometers, sling psychrometers, and disposable cameras. We will soon have pictures and descriptions of each piece of equipment, as well as instructions for use and care.
SPaRCE Educational Materials
schools join SPaRCE, we provide them with the information that they need
to participate in our project. We provide our schools a series of educational
workbooks and videos to help teachers and students better understand
the weather and climate of their region. These materials also teach them
the importance of properly siting their rain gauges (which are also
provided by SPaRCE at no cost to our participants) and proper maintenance
of the equipment. After schools start recording data and mailing their
data sheets to SPaRCE, we provide more educational materials and instrumentation.
Workbook #1 (294 KB)
Exceptional Multimedia Files
Shiro from Ngaraard Elementary School (Koror, Palau) has sent us a tape
students singing traditional songs, interviewing each other about environmental issues, and reading essays. We have made this tape into a series of WAV files for you to learn more about
Palau, Ngaraard Elementary School, and SPaRCE. The files are rather large,
so keep that in mind while they are loading.
intro.wav 3.58 MB
anthem.wav 3.31 MB
drought.wav 1.10 MB
elnino.wav 4.86 MB
goodwx.wav 1.47 MB
students1.wav 3.04 MB
students2.wav 3.95 MB
Environmental Information Sheets
brief, easy to download fact sheets tell you everything you need to know
about various environmental issues.
We should have these posted soon, but until then, check out the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web page on