Learning about the Earth Though Remote Sensing

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More than 7,000 satellites have been sent into orbit around the earth, but only 1,000 are currently operational. The lesson starts with scholars creating a Venn diagram comparing two different types of maps. After a discussion of remote sensing techniques, they complete a worksheet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research how remote sensing has changed map making
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a variety of different types of maps
  • Expects prior knowledge of Venn diagrams
  • This is the sixth lesson in a series of 10
Pros

  • Includes extension ideas to continue the lesson
  • Provides a list of related career information
  • Contains a worksheet and answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core