Circle the Earth - Explore Surface Types on a Journey around Earth
From NASA My NASA Data
This easy but effective lesson uses NASA CERES satellite percent coverage surface data along with a world map and asks students to locate landmasses and bodies of water at Earth's Equator. Students will map locations using latitude and longitude coordinates. Using the microset of satellite data included with the lesson to investigate surface characteristics, students will apply percentage to determine land surface characteristics. When using satellites to study Earth system processes, especially atmospheric processes, it is important to know what is the background that one is seeing on the Earth. This lesson provides an introduction to exploring Earth surface types.
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DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-006
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Author: Susan Moore
Science Applications International Corporation