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  • Teachers: Develop an understanding of satellite technology and find classroom resources
  • Kids: Find out cool facts about satellites and learn more about the earth
  • General Interest: Great reference books for everyone

Webliography

  • Teachers: Educational websites that can help in the classroom
  • Kids: Fun and interactive websites
  • General Interest: Websites with comprehensive background information

 

Bibliography
Teachers | Kids | General interest

 

TEACHERS: Develop an understanding of satellite technology and find classroom resources

"This Dynamic Planet: World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics," Map, United States Geological Survey, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and the Smithsonian Institution (2006).

Jensen, John R. Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall, 2006.

Martin, Seelye. An Introduction to Ocean Remote Sensing. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

KIDS: Find out cool facts about satellites and learn more about the earth

A selection of books from the Smithsonian Institution:
• Simon, Seymour. Earthquakes. Collins, 2006.
• Simon, Seymour. Hurricanes. HarperCollins, 2003.
• Simon, Seymour. Oceans. HarperTrophy, 1997.
• Simon, Seymour. Volcanoes. HarperCollins, 1988.
• Simon, Seymour. Weather. HarperCollins, 1993.

Check back periodically for more books for kids!

GENERAL INTEREST: Great reference books for everyone

Johnston, Andrew. Earth from Space. Firefly Books, 2004. Focuses on how satellites and satellite images are used and their relevance to many aspects of life. Examines remote sensing and its uses in geology, geography, biology, human impact, and other fields.

Lillesand, Thomas M., Ralph W. Kiefer, Jonathan W. Chipman. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation. John Wiley & Sons, 2004. An introduction to the field of remote sensing for readers from any discipline.

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Webliography
Teachers | Kids | General interest

 

TEACHERS: Educational websites that can help in the classroom

AMS K-12 Educational Initiatives - From the American Meteorological Society.

Earth Observing System Educational Information - From Goddard Space Flight Center.

An Index to National Education Standards  - From Education World.

McRel Science Education Standards

Join In The Journey - Follow a team of oceanographers to the Western tropical Atlantic Ocean as they decode the complicated interactions among the ocean, atmosphere, and global climate. NEW!!!

NASA Connect - A series of free programs integrating websites, television programs, and an educator guide.

NASA’s Science Education Program - Science@NASA.
   Landsat Education
   Landsat Education Activities

National Science Education Standards

NSF Digital Library for Earth Science Education - From the National Science Foundation.

NSRC Curriculum Resources - From the National Science Resources Center.

NSRC Educational Publications - From the National Science Resources Center.

NWS Weather-Related Educational Websites - A comprehensive page of educational websites related to weather from the National Weather Service.

Remote Sensing Activities - Event-Based Science Project.

Resources for Teachers Related to the SeaWiFS Monitor - From Goddard Space Flight Center.

Space Science Education Resource Directory - An easy, fast way to find educational material, including lesson plans, classroom activities, and more.

USGS Educational Resources for Middle and High School Educators - Compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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KIDS: Fun and interactive websites

FEMA for Kids - Educational activities from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Also see: FEMA All About Hurricanes for Kids - Check out the Hurricane IQ Quiz. 

Games and Activities about the Earth - From National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Interpreting Satellite Images - An Earth Day Activity from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

The National Map - Find any place in the United States by clicking on the map.

NSRC Student Resources - Find resources suggested by the National Science Resources Center.

Play “Pixel This” - Learn all about pixels and how satellite images are made.

Spuzzled - Learn about remote sensing while having fun putting puzzles of satellite images together.

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GENERAL INTEREST: Websites with comprehensive background information

Center for Remote Sensing - Visit the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing and examine their research studies.

Earthshots - Provides information and before-after images using Landsat data from 1972 to the present.

Global Change Research - The U.S. Geological Survey participates in research about climate change. Look here to see USGS contributions to climate change science.

Land Use History of North America - These papers from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Biological Resources division address such topics as global change and land use in the United States.

NASA Animation of Aster in Orbit – Watch as the satellite moves around the earth.

NASA Animation of Modis in Orbit – Watch as the satellite moves around the earth recording data.

NASA’s Remote Sensing Tutorial - A great way introduction to remote sensing and satellite images.

NASA’s Science Education Program – Science@NASA.

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio - This link takes you to images of changing seasons along the East Coast of the United States.

The National Map - Find any place in the United States by clicking on the map.

Satellite Images of the Earth, for Perusal and Interest

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