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# How Do Geoarchaeologists Use Remote Sensing to Interpret Landscapes?

Remote sensing detects both human and physical features by using seven distinct image elements: tone, shape, size, pattern, texture, shadow and association. Students are introduced to each of these elements individually through images, descriptions... (View More)

# Mud Splat Craters

This activity is about crater formation in the solar system. Through a simulation using mud and other materials, learners will observe crater formation and identify the distinctive features of impact sites. A diagram with crater features labeled is... (View More)

# Other Factors to Consider

In this activity, learners will use web-based satellite images and other data to investigate the ocean near six different harbors and determine where nature helps the most when it comes to dealing with an oil spill. They will then fill out a mock... (View More)

Audience: Middle school
Materials Cost: Free

# What SImilar Physical Processes Occur on Both Earth and Mars?

Similar features exist on the surfaces of Earth and Mars. This investigation includes satellite images of five Earth features and five Martian features, none of which are labeled. Students must compare and contrast those images to produce five... (View More)

# Does What You See Depend On Where You Are?

In this activity, students compare and contrast the visual perspectives that result when viewing objects from different distances. In part one of this lesson, students view simple shapes from varying distances and record their observations. Then, in... (View More)

# Why Is Earth Called the "Water Planet?"

Comparing the amounts of land and water on Earth's surface leads students to discover why it is called the water planet. Students examine photos of Earth taken from space, analyze the results of a globe toss game and compare ocean sizes using pieces... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school
Materials Cost: 1 cent - \$1 per student

# How Do Water Bodies Change Over Time?

Multiple activities illustrate the concept of changes in bodies of water over time. Emphasis is placed on the use of remote sensing to monitor changes in water bodies that are due to climate change, erosion, drought, human intervention and natural... (View More)

# How Does Remote Sensing Help Us to Observe Human Activities on Earth?

The human activity featured in this investigation is the choice of settlement sites. Beginning with an analysis of the location of their own town, students consider the negative and positive aspects of both natural and human made features. Students... (View More)

# Old Faithful Bounces Back?

In this activity, learners will use a series of satellite images of Yellowstone National Park to analyze regrowth and recovery after a major forest fire. They will then prepare a memo that explains which two sites near the Old Faithful Geyser that... (View More)

Audience: Middle school
Materials Cost: Free

# How Can We Compare Maps with Images from Space?

Maps and images are examined, compared and contrasted in this introductory lesson. Beginning with the school building map typically posted in their classroom, students analyze the information it contains, describe its features, and determine its... (View More)

Keywords: Satellite images
Audience: Elementary school
Materials Cost: 1 cent - \$1 per student