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Good Vibrations Remote Sensing data Collection: Thermal Emission Spectrometer

The Mars Global Surveyor spent two years creating a mineral map of the planet Mars using thermal emission spectrometry. To help young astronomers understand this remote sensing instrument, have them simulate how data is collected and transformed into a map. This is an activity that involves going outdoors and participation of the whole class. It is a practical way to explain this fascinating technology. 

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 8th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Simulation
Included Materials
  • Activity
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