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The Adventure of Echo the Bat DLESE Reviewed Collection
The Adventure of Echo the Bat is an interactive web site that introduces students to remote sensing and biodiversity from a constructivist approach. It includes a teacher's guide with classroom activities that provide a structure to integrate the adventure into the classroom. The activities introduce basic concepts of remote sensing, including visible light and the electromagnetic spectrum. After students complete the adventure, the hands-on activities provided in the teacher's guide serve to reinforce these concepts. Topics include: interpreting satellite images; electromagnetic waves; the concept of wavelength; color and light; the electromagnetic spectrum; satellites; and habitats and biodiversity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Physical object
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
  • Physics
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-561
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)