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Alaska: A Bird's Eye View DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this Web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, flies across Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells students about the 49th state. Students learn several facts about the state, including how Alaska was purchased from the Russians,. They can also compare the size of Alaska to other states. 2T takes a flight across the volcanic chain in Alaska and helps students interactively explore how scientists monitor volcanoes from satellite images in near-real time. At the coast, the bird also meets his Walrus friend who shows him how the sea ice edge has receded and gives an example of an adverse effect on marine life. Finally, 2T arrives in Fairbanks where children use satellite imagery to help him find and unite with his family.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biology
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Policy issues
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Shockwave player
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is not free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd517
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in society
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks