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Students will first try to imagine what their school and neighborhood look like from ?A Bird?s Eye View? and draw a detailed picture. They will follow this with a study of an aerial photo of their town. Materials required for this activity include a remotely-sensed image that includes the local community, and any other map representations of the region. This activity is part of the Ground Truth Studies ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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Students examine a series of remotely-sensed images of the US, scaling from the continent to San Francisco, and distinguish the concepts of scale and resolution. At greater resolution, students are able to identify different land classes on the map, using the color key for false color images. This lesson gives students first-hand experience in seeing how reality is represented by maps and models, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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The rate that the snow melts is crucial in determining how fast water will reach the streams and rivers and thus, how damaging the flooding may be. This resource provides a step-by-step calculation of the volume of water stored in the snow in the Red River basin. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Problem set
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography
 
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In this paper and pencil activity, students are provided with a map of the U.S. and use it to measure and calculate distance. Access to a globe will enhance the activity. The resource is part of the teacher's guide accompanying the video, NASA Why Files: The Case of the Mysterious Red Light. Lesson objectives supported by the video, additional resources, teaching tips and an answer sheet are included ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Map
Subject: Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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The Picture Post Network involves individuals, schools, organizations and communities in a systematic monitoring project of their local environment, especially vegetation health. Digital photographs - taken from the same location and positioned in the same direction and orientation - allow individuals, schools, organizations, communities and scientists to monitor a variety of environmental parameters, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
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Subject: Climatology, Physical geography
 
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Students compare soils sampled from different environments and describe their color, texture, and composition. Samples of different soils are mixed with water in small vials, and water soil profiles are compared for difference in particle size and organic content. Students are instructed to create their own inquiry investigation using soil and pea or bean seeds. This activity is supported by a textbook ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, Geology
 
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In this problem-based learning activity, students explore the economic advantages and tradeoffs associated with grazing on public lands. Students calculate the fees paid by a rancher to graze cattle on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property, and then take the roles of farmers, conservationists, BLM officials, and local merchants as they negotiate an agreement about a proposed new Congressional bill ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, History and philosophy of science
 
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This is an activity about image analysis. Learners will create a map of the room and discuss the perspectives shown in their drawings and how this relates to satelite images. Participants brainstorm a list of features that might be recognizable in satellite photos, search the Earth Images for these features, and place the images in categories depicting these features. This is activity 2 of 9 in Mars ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Physical geography, History and philosophy of science
 
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In this activity, students compare and contrast the visual perspectives that result when viewing objects from different distances. In part one of this lesson, students view simple shapes from varying distances and record their observations. Then, in part two, students use NASA images to compare observations about Earth's surface as seen from ground level, from an airplane and from the Space Shuttle. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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Maps and images are examined, compared and contrasted in this introductory lesson. Beginning with the school building map typically posted in their classroom, students analyze the information it contains, describe its features, and determine its purpose. Students then examine maps at different scales to compare and contrast the amount of detail and the purposes. Maps are then compared to NASA satellite ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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