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In this hands-on activity, students explore the relationship between angular size, actual size, and distance by using their finger, thumb and fist as a unit of angular measurement. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Mathematics, Space science
 
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This resource gives an impression of how immense our Universe is by employing a method used many times in "Power of 10" films - that is, starting with an image of the Earth and then zooming out towards the furthest visible reaches of our Universe. This is not, however, an exercise in "powers of 10" - on the contrary, the goal is to show astronomical distances without scientific notation. It focuses ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This chapter describes how to set a scale and measure distances and areas on satellite images. Using ImageJ, a freely available image analysis program that runs on most operating systems, users set the spatial calibration of an image, then select and measure distances and areas on it. The measurement results are reported in real-world units. The technique is most useful and accurate for nadir view ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Case study, Module / Unit, Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This chapter of the GLOBE Teacher's Guide presents information on how to characterize soil profiles and measure soil moisture and temperature. K-12 students from all over the world are participating in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program by taking environmental measurements at their schools and sharing their data via the Internet. Measurement protocols and ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Module / Unit
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Soil science
 
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