Look But Don’t Touch—Exploration with Remote Sensing

This Look But Don’t Touch—Exploration with Remote Sensing lesson plan also includes:

Mars is home to the tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympus Mons. In this set of two activities, learners review geologic land formations through the analysis of aerial maps. They then apply this knowledge to aerial maps of objects in our solar system to explore how scientists learn about other planets. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners analyze a map of the moon and determine its features and their origins
  • Spend some time reviewing/discussing geologic features and how they form
Classroom Considerations

  • Needs include overhead projector and transparencies
  • Final lesson of a three-part series

  • Activity provides all worksheets, an extensive amount of background information, teacher notes, and answer keys
  • Requires few materials so there is very little set up

  • None
Common Core