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The Adventure of Echo the Bat DLESE Reviewed Collection
This pop-up book was designed for K-4 students. By following Echo's journey through Arizona they become more familiar with map use and remote sensing images. After completing this book, children ages 5-6 should be able to distinguish between what a satellite sees and what Echo sees, be able to identify patterns and color in the satellite image and compare these to what Echo sees, and begin to extend the concept that texture is not only how something feels but is also how something looks. Older children (ages 7-9) should begin to describe what the satellite is seeing by just looking at the satellite view and they should also be able to describe the location of patterns and colors (i.e., square patterns of irrigated crops are near rivers and green forests are on top of mountains) and make more elaborate observations about texture in the satellite images. A set of activities reinforce the four basic themes or concepts fundamental to interpreting satellite imagery: perspective, shape and pattern, color, and texture.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
  • Physics
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd051
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ginger J.