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118 reviewed resources for satellite imagery

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Remote Sensing and Landsat Satellite Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students comprehend how satellites use remote sensing to produce images. They use supervised classification with Landsat images. Students recognize that the earth's surface has different basic land surfaces that reflect/emit different...
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Exploring Biomes Lesson 1: Mapping Biomes

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Environmental science learners examine satellite imagery of temperature, vegetation, precipitation, and productivity. They use these maps to understand how scientists divide the planet into major biomes. As part of a larger unit on...
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NASA Visualization Explorer

For Students 4th - 12th
Read some of the most up-to-date information available from NASA's current Earth and space research! Along with showcased stories, you will find computer animations and satellite images that help you to view what humans cannot see with...
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Ground-truthing Satellite Imagery with Drifting Buoy Data

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ground-truthing ... is it even a word? The last installment of a five-part series analyzes how scientists collect sea surface temperature data. Scholars use government websites to compare temperature data collected directly from buoys...
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Image Classification

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore what are "multi-spectral" or "multi-band" images? They investigate how landscapes change over time- at least over the time-span of satellite imagery, particulary due to human influences. Students explore how to train...
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Message in a Bottle - A Satellite Journey through the Gulf Stream

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Gulf Stream has historically provided humans with a faster trade route because of its swift-moving waters. It continues to be a source of information and fascination for oceanographers today. As your class views this collection of...
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GPM: Too Much, Too Little

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
This little video helps earth science learners understand the importance of recording precipitation patterns and forecasting where and when the next extreme events may occur. Various meteorologists share Global Precipitation Measurement...
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The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to one of the ways that technology is benefiting humanity. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission involves the data collected by nine satellites from different countries with a united focus on studying world...
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Snow Cover and Satellites

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore what keeps satellite in orbit around the Earth. In this physical science lesson plan, students explain how satellites work and their uses in scientific study. They use Google Earth to navigate to different places.
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Project GeoSTART

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Investigate the fascinating, yet terrifying phenomenon of hurricanes from the safety of your classroom using this earth science unit. Focusing on developing young scientists' spacial thinking skills, these lessons engage learners in...
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Using Satellite Imagery to Discuss the Science Behind Brazilian Deforestation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students can delve into earth science by using satellite imagery to learn about the deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest.
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Change Over Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An in-depth look at population change and its effect on the surrounding environment, the activities included here are an excellent connection between science and social studies. Although the worksheets and data are centered around...
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Tracking the Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use satellite imagery and forecasting maps as a storm moves through the United States.  In this weather instructional activity students track storm systems and chart the systems on a map. 
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What Can We Learn From Satellite Images?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine maps and satellite images to see how various settled parts of the Earth have changed over the past few decades. They draw maps of their hometown, showing how it might have looked in satellite images in the 1970s and today.
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Aruba Cloud Cover Measured by Satellite

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students analyze cloud cover and to compose written conclusions to a given related scenario. They submit a letter of response and a report detailing their calculations and conclusions.
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Upwelling in the World Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a fascinating topic: the upwelling of ocean waters. Oceanography pupils learn what mechanisms cause upwelling, types of upwelling, and the effects on marine life. Colorful satellite imagery and informative diagrams bring this...
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Ocean Circulation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this physical oceanography PowerPoint, viewers learn about ocean circulation, sea surface temperatures, and salinity. Relationships among these aspects are explained, as well as their impact on the atmosphere and climate. Each slide...
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Constructive and Destructive Geologic Processes

For Teachers 8th Standards
Show the class the world as they've never seen it before—from way above! Learners try to unravel the mysteries presented by rich satellite imagery, learn to interpret topographic maps, and study erosion by constructing their very own...
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Global Precipitation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A lack of rain created deserts on one-third of the earth's land surface, while excess rain created rain forests on only six percent. Scholars observe a global perspective of rain fall. They see the satellite imagery over a six-month...
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Amelia the Pigeon: As a Pigeon Flies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students follow Amelia's adventure on a satellite image. They use measuring and math skills to determine the distance she traveled.
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Digital Images: From Satellites To The Internet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine digital images and how satellites orbiting Earth send information and pictures to Earth over the Internet. They use a digital camera to put pictures on a computer and decode a satellite image from space.
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Do You Have Change?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the different ways scientists can monitor changes in the ways land is used in coastal areas. Students explain the use of satellite imagery. Students summarize land cover information and make inferences about land use...
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Interpreting Satellite Images

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify differences between photography and satellite imagery space.
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A View From Above

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Analyzing and interpreting satellite data takes knowledge and patience. Through a detailed lab investigation, young scholars learn the process of analyzing this data. They use technology to create color images and maps from real...

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