Event-Based Science: Remote Sensing Activities

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