Grade K-4 Modules

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Module 1: Exploring our planet from above

  • Module Overview and Investigation 1: Does What You See Depend on Where You Are? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • Investigation 2: Comparing Maps and Images From Space |Student-only Investigation 2
  • Investigation 3: What Can Satellites Tell Us About Earth? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • How Does Color Help Us Understand Images From Space? | Student-only Investigation 4

Module 2: Water, water, almost everywhere

  • Module Overview and Water, Water Almost Everywhere? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • How Can We Tell If Other Planets Have Water? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • Water Bodies, Where Are They? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • How Do Water Bodies Change Over Time? | Student-only Investigation 4

Module 3: Where on Earth do humans live?

  • Module Overview and What Are Physical and Human Made Features? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • What Is There To See From Sea to Shining Sea? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • How Do Images Help Us Learn About Our Planet, Earth? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • Where Are the Cities? | Student-only Investigation 4

Module 4.: Paths

  • Module Overview and Paths: What Are They and Who Makes Them? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • How Do Paths Look From Different Perspectives? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • Paths:Usual or unusual? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • How Do Disaster Paths Affect People’s Lives? | Student-only Investigation 4

Grade 5-8 Modules

Module 1: Volcanoes–Local hazard, global issue?

  • Module Overview and How Close Is Safe: Buffer Zone Development | Student-only Investigation 1
  • Sensing Volcanic Effects from Space | Student-only Investigation 2
  • Tracking World Aerosol Hazards | Student-only Investigation 3

Module 2: Mars and Earth: The quest for life

  • Module Overview and Where Do We Choose To Live and Why? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • How Does RS Help Us to Observe Human Footprints? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • What Similar Physical Processes Occur on Both Earth and Mars? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • Is Life on Mars Possible and Could Humans Establish Settlements There? | Student-only Investigation 4

Module 3: Human footprints on Earth as seen by NASA scientists

  • Module Overview and Let’s Go To the Mall? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • What’s Hot at the Mall? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • Why is the City Hot? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • Where in the World Are Major Environmental Changes? | Student-only Investigation 4

Module 4: Remote Sensing and Geo-Archaeology

  • Module Overview and How Does RS Help Us Understanding the Anasazi? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • How Do Geo-Archaeologists Use RS To InterpretLandscapes? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • How Does RS Search for the Geographies of the Past? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • Grade 9-12 Modules
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Grade 9-12 Modules

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Module 1: Whatis up with Earth’s water resources?

  • Module Overview and Chesapeake Bay: Resource Use or Abuse? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • What is Happening to the Aral Sea? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • The Nile: Resource Then, Resource Now? | Student-only Investigation 3
  • Why is Snow Important in the Southwestern United States? | Student-only Investigation 4

Module 2: Where will your next meal come from: Inquiries about food, people, and earth

  • Module Overview and Is there a Future for Subsistance Agriculture? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • What Is Industrial Agriculture? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • Who Will Feed the World? | Student-only Investigation 3

Module 3: What are the causes and consequences of climate change?

  • Module Overview and What Are the Causes and Effects of ENSO? | Student-only Investigation 1
  • The Loss of Stratospheric Ozone: Where Are People at Risk? | Student-only Investigation 2
  • Are We Warming Earth? | Student-only Investigation 3