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This chapter familiarizes users with Jules Verne Voyager, a freely available online map tool that includes data for Earth as well as 19 other planets and moons. Users create a variety of map images then save and import the images into a presentation or a word-processing document. In the activity, users explore the range of data that are available to create map images: 100 different types of data are ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Space science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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Users download and analyze MODIS imagery from 2001 and 2003 to quantify the shrinking of the Aral Sea. The chapter steps users through downloading, installing, and measuring with ImageJ, a freely available image analysis program. Users employ the software to set the spatial calibration of an image, then select and measure distances directly from the image. Measurement results are reported in real-world ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography
 
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Educational standards associated with this resource:
National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET)    Browse collection