Event-Based Science: Remote Sensing Activities
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/departments/eventscience/rs.index.html

Event-Based Science Institute, Inc.


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Event-Based Science is a new way to teach science by using newsworthy events to establish the relevance of science topics. Interviews, photographs, web pages, and inquiry-based science activities create a desire to know more about these topics. This collection of activities deals with such topics as damage to agriculture caused by drought, the recovery of forests after a fire, and flooding and the migration of river channels. There are also activities on earthquake hazards, hurricane tracking, the impacts of oil spills, and how to plan an escape route to avoid a volcanic mudflow. Each of these activities uses NASA imagery, in particular LandSat images.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Biology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Extreme Weather, Wildfires, Floods/Fluvial Processes, Volcanism, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Project, Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Datasets, Activities:Classroom Activity
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction, Guided Inquiry
Special Interest: Hazards, Global/National Issue
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water, Human Dimensions/Resources, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Solid Earth, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Earth surfaceKeyword: Remote Sensing (Active and Passive)