EarthExplorers<br />Ear<br />Studying Earth Through Satellite Imagery  <br />
Why study Earth from Space?<br />Close to Home Activity from Sally Ride Science<br />Too Close Buildings Set<br />Too Clos...
Earth Explorers Guides  <br />Bonnie Murray<br />Michelle Wise Bellard, Educator/ Owner Mind Builders, LLC.   10 years tea...
Space Exploration<br />Satellites are our eyes and ears in space.  Space Exploration is not only accomplished by humans, b...
As a SEEC Earth Explorer you will..<br />know what satellites are.<br />how they stay in orbit.<br />what data they provid...
International Space Station<br />Earth’s Moon<br />What do these two objects have in common? <br />
Both are Earth’s Satellites!<br />The Moon is a natural satellite and the ISS is a man-made satellite!  Both have many sim...
How do satellites stay in space?<br />Centripetal Force<br />1. the force, acting upon a body moving along a curved path, ...
Feel the Force<br />Swinging Tray<br />Spinning Penny<br />
Explore Satellites in real time as they gather data from Earth’s Atmosphere, Oceans and Land.<br />MAKE YOUR OWN 3D GLASSE...
Satellites in <br />Low-Earth Orbit<br />Less than 2,000km/ 1200 m<br />less than the distance from Houston to Salt Lake C...
Less than 40,000 km/ 24,000 m<br />Satellites in Geosynchronous Orbit <br />
Using Google Earth to explore our planet<br />
The Landsat Program launched in  the early 70’s and has archived continuous images from then until now.  This program has ...
We can use the Force, now let’s explore Earth!<br />
Analyzing Landsat Images<br />Additional Landsat Resources<br />Finding and Downloading Landsat  DATA<br />
What’s in a pixel?<br />Landsatvs Aerial photography, and use of GIS<br />
Imagine Analysis REsources<br />Measuring, Mapping, &<br />Creating 3D images from 2D pictures<br />
NASA Earth Explorers - Studying Earth Through the Eyes of Satellites
NASA Earth Explorers - Studying Earth Through the Eyes of Satellites
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Explore the world of satellites using hands-on experiments to understand the technology satellites employ and the data they provide. Travel through orbital paths with JPL's Eyes on Earth 3D technology. Use GPS to identify pixels and learn how to analyze images and design your own 3D images with ImageJ software.

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NASA Earth Explorers - Studying Earth Through the Eyes of Satellites

  1. 1. EarthExplorers<br />Ear<br />Studying Earth Through Satellite Imagery <br />
  2. 2. Why study Earth from Space?<br />Close to Home Activity from Sally Ride Science<br />Too Close Buildings Set<br />Too Close Elephant Set<br />Too Close Tarantula Set<br />
  3. 3. Earth Explorers Guides <br />Bonnie Murray<br />Michelle Wise Bellard, Educator/ Owner Mind Builders, LLC. 10 years teaching and managing experience. www.mindbuildersllc.com, mwisebellard@gmail.com<br />
  4. 4. Space Exploration<br />Satellites are our eyes and ears in space. Space Exploration is not only accomplished by humans, but by machines as well. Since 1958 with the launch of Explorer I, NASA has launched hundreds of satellites to test weather, earth geographic changes, collect astronomical data, and much more. Satellites in the past have been as large as a bus. Now with new technologies NASA is moving to small nano satellites through the CubeSat initiative. Like human space travelers, these machines are explorers of our universe and beyond. <br />
  5. 5. As a SEEC Earth Explorer you will..<br />know what satellites are.<br />how they stay in orbit.<br />what data they provide.<br />how we use the data to monitor our home planet.<br />how we interpret data.<br />how to create data of our own. <br />HAVE FUN LEARNING!!<br />
  6. 6. International Space Station<br />Earth’s Moon<br />What do these two objects have in common? <br />
  7. 7. Both are Earth’s Satellites!<br />The Moon is a natural satellite and the ISS is a man-made satellite! Both have many similarities and differences. With all that in mind they are not going to orbit without the Earth’s strong force of gravity keeping them in a constant state of free fall. <br />
  8. 8. How do satellites stay in space?<br />Centripetal Force<br />1. the force, acting upon a body moving along a curved path, that is directed toward the center of curvature of the path and constrains the body to the path. dictionary.com<br />
  9. 9. Feel the Force<br />Swinging Tray<br />Spinning Penny<br />
  10. 10. Explore Satellites in real time as they gather data from Earth’s Atmosphere, Oceans and Land.<br />MAKE YOUR OWN 3D GLASSES<br />
  11. 11. Satellites in <br />Low-Earth Orbit<br />Less than 2,000km/ 1200 m<br />less than the distance from Houston to Salt Lake City<br />
  12. 12. Less than 40,000 km/ 24,000 m<br />Satellites in Geosynchronous Orbit <br />
  13. 13. Using Google Earth to explore our planet<br />
  14. 14. The Landsat Program launched in the early 70’s and has archived continuous images from then until now. This program has allowed scientists to study our earth and the changes it’s <br />surfaces goes through for nearly 40 years. <br />
  15. 15. We can use the Force, now let’s explore Earth!<br />
  16. 16. Analyzing Landsat Images<br />Additional Landsat Resources<br />Finding and Downloading Landsat DATA<br />
  17. 17. What’s in a pixel?<br />Landsatvs Aerial photography, and use of GIS<br />
  18. 18. Imagine Analysis REsources<br />Measuring, Mapping, &<br />Creating 3D images from 2D pictures<br />

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