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Lesson Plans (AmericanView)


found in: science; preK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12

Remote Sensing is the scanning of Earth by satellite or aircraft to gather information about it. Lesson Plans (AmericaView)  is a set of K-12 remote sensing lesson plans (Google Docs) developed by a partnership of scientists in the field and aligned with National Science Education Standards for K-4 and 5-8 for which links are provided. The lesson plans homepage provides links that are not available on individual lessons.

State Landsat Mosaic Puzzle Lesson  (K-6) is an introduction to physical geography and satellite imagery. In the Remote Sensing Puzzle  students become familiar with Landsat mosaics and identify conspicuous features, recognize patterns, and develop other spatial thinking skills. Links to materials are provided.

Note: The lesson references a California mosaic. However, a link to all state mosaics is also provided at the Data URL . A Backup and Sync download may be required for Mac users on Google Docs. In addition, a link to 8.5″ x 11″ full-color mosaics for all States is available here.

Interactive Introduction to Remote Sensing Imagery focusing on Land Cover Change Detection  (K-12) is a computer based memory game (Concentration) with 3 difficulty levels and 6 complexity levels. In the K-5 level, students match image pairs. In the 6-8 level, the number of tiles increases and the images are two different time periods. In the 9-12+ level, the number of tiles are increased.

 

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