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Tracking Change Over Time: A Classroom Activity
This teacher packet uses Landsat satellite imagery to teach about changes over time. Materials include a lesson plan in which students examine four sets of images from different locations and times to see how the landscapes have changed. Links are provided to Multispec software, which is used to process the imagery, to the image sets, to national standards applied to the activity, and to background information on Landsat 7.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Requires Multispec image software
Some documents require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-089
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)