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Deforestation in Bolivia
Humans have had a greater impact on forests than on other land ecosystems. This interactive feature uses NASA satellite images taken between 1984 and 2000 to demonstrate just how much of a once densely forested region in Bolivia has been cleared for commercial purposes. Users can view the images as an animation, or click on individual images taken every two years to see the stages of the deforestation. A background essay and discussion questions are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Environmental science
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002-2006, WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-895
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Risks and benefits
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
        • Population growth
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation