The online activities included in this kit were developed to support learning associated with the travelling exhibition Earth in Focus: Insights from space // Objectif Terre: Comprendre notre planète depuis l'espace. The exhibition was developed by Ingenium in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency and focuses on Earth observation from space. The activities are available for use to anyone, but are especially useful to introduce students to the concepts of Earth observation and remote sensing before a visit to the exhibition. The activities are intended for students in grades 4 to 8; however, activities can also be adapted for use with any grade level.
How to use this digital activity kit
- Choose an activity
- Connect to the curriculum
To support teachers and students through this learning experience, this activity kit includes:
- Lesson plans and presentation slides
- Curriculum connections
- Comprehensive descriptions of images to support learning for individuals with low vision or who are blind
- Links to interactive online activities
How to Interpret Images of Earth from Space
- Spatial graphics (satellite images), pattern Recognition, Properties of Light, Critical Thinking, Interpretation, Analysis.
Other possible links depending on images chosen, interest and grade
PDF - Teacher Lesson Plan – How to Interpret Images from space
PPT to present the activity to the class (includes the questions and answers to the quizzes)
Make a copy of the Google slides to present the activity to the class
Links to make copies of the interactive quizzes that the teacher can assign to the students
Engineer your own CubeSat
- Forces, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Interpretation, Analysis.
PDF – Teacher Lesson Plan – Engineer Your Own CubeSat
PPT to present the activity to the class
Link to make a copy of the Google slides to present the activity to the class