This Good Vibrations Remote Sensing data Collection: Thermal Emission Spectrometer lesson plan also includes:
- Join to access all included materials
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.