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Focus on Hurricane Andrew DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a lesson that enables the student to describe how hurricanes move and change appearance over time through the use of the pubic domain image processing software.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Case study
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
NIH image software
SCION Image software is used in the PC platform, while NIH Image is Macintosh compatable.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-199
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Transfer of energy
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Historical perspectives
        • Science as a human endeavor
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the past
      • How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
      • How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr David A. Thomas
Montana State University