Earth in Focus: Insights from Space - Digital Learning Kit

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Earth in Focus: Insights from Space - Digital Learning Kit

Photograph centered over Lake Ontario which has a cloudy turquoise appearance.  The image encompasses parts of Lakes Huron and Erie along its left side and the rest of the image appears as green vegetation and beige and brown land.

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

Associated Activities

How to Interpret Images of Earth from Space

Curriculum connections

  • 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

Download PDF

PPT to present the activity to the class (includes the questions and answers to the quizzes)

Open Google Slides

Google Platform

Make a copy of the Google slides to present the activity to the class

Open Google Resource

Links to make copies of the interactive quizzes that the teacher can assign to the students

Interpret the Image

Tracking Changes


Engineer your own CubeSat

Curriculum connections

  • Forces, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Interpretation, Analysis.

PDF – Teacher Lesson Plan – Engineer Your Own CubeSat

Download PDF

PPT to present the activity to the class

Open Google Slides

Google Platform

Link to make a copy of the Google slides to present the activity to the class

Open Google Resource

Program Details

SCITECH
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 4 - Grade 8 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 - Secondary Cycle 1 (Quebec).
Program Location
Online