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These activities enable students to use remotely-sensed data- as they tackle the real-world problems and tasks found in existing Event-Based Science (EBS) modules. Remotely-sensed data are employed as an integral part of both the presentation of Earth system science concepts, and in the solutions to real-world problems. The activities emphasize the use of NASA remote-sensing data from satellites and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Technology
 
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This guide was produced for science writers and the media and profiles several Landsat 7 research projects, and provides background and contact information. Landsat 7 is advancing several areas of Earth science, mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics. including monitoring croplands and mapping Antarctic ice streams. Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Technology
 
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This guide was produced for science writers and the media and provides research profiles, as well as extensive background and contact information for NASA?s Terra spacecraft. Terra?s launch marked a new era of comprehensive monitoring of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans and continents from a single space-based platform. Data from the five Terra instruments are creating continuous, long-term records ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Technology
 
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This product provides an introduction to understanding and interpreting satellite images. Beginning with two short chapters on visible satellite images and radiation, the book then covers six key Earth-atmosphere variables on topics including the Antarctic ozone hole, El Nino, deforestation, the missing carbon dilemma, and the effects of sea ice, snow cover and volcanoes on atmospheric temperatures. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Technology
 
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This interactive adventure engages children in a story-based scenario that emphasizes concepts of remote sensing and how NASA scientists use satellite imagery to better understand the Earth's environmental changes. It introduces students to Earth science concepts, beginning with classifying objects in satellite images by shape, color and texture, building a foundation for interpreting and understanding ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Book - text, Book - audio
Subject: Technology
 
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This lithograph shows a Landsat 7 image of New York City and includes an activity for children ages 5-9. The imagery highlights vegetation, emphasizing location, with additional information, classroom activities or discus-shape and sizes of parks. The activity engages children in following Amelia the Pigeon's adventure around the parks in New York City. The lithograph is a companion piece to the Amelia ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Technology
 
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These quizzes are designed to inspire understanding of the physical, biological and human processes that influence our home planet and cover topics from archaeology to zoology. Several resources for discovering and revealing the meaning of image features may help new geographical detectives to solve the challenging quiz questions. A new Where on Earth...? mystery quiz appears periodically. Answers ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Case study, Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Technology
 
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This educational video details how the sciences of astronomy and geography guided slaves to freedom in the 1800s, and how the technologies of satellites and geographic information systems are being used to locate and visualize the secret paths they traveled. Using the North Star as a compass, freedom-seeking slaves went from safe house to safe house along the Underground Railroad, an intricate network ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Video
Subject: Technology
 
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Learners will work in groups to design a water rocket that will be tested. They will be able to test two preliminary designs before deciding on the final one for the contest. Prior to launch, the rockets are put through a series of design tests. This is activity 7 of 7 in Dynamic Design: Launch and Propulsion. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Technology
 
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This lesson plan is about the various facets of launching a spacecraft into space. Learners will look at the launch vehicle requirements for the Genesis spacecraft, then decide which rocket should be used from a list of several Delta rockets. Next, they will model the thrusters used for course corrections on the spacecraft, using a milk carton and water. In the third part of this activity, learners ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Technology
 
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