Remote-Sensing Investigations

With the addition of handheld devices and low-cost sensors, students can truly investigate the real world and conduct on-the-spot data analyses.

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Google Sky

Google Sky, using the same interface as Google Maps, provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Google Sky provides an in-depth look at the…  learn more

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Hands-On Universe

We many links to astronomy resources, but Hands-On Universe makes special software available for students to manipulate images from telescopes, just as real astronomers do.  learn more

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Ocean Explorer - Education Themes

These education theme pages are designed to provide the best of what the website has to offer on a number of popular ocean science topics. Each theme page provides links to background information, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career profiles, and information on associated past expeditions.    learn more

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Reflections on Earth

This Acrobat (.pdf) document from the National Air and Space Museum provides a teaching guide and an introduction to Remote Sensing.  learn more

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Science & Data Center for Astrophysics & Planetary Sciences

Our Mission IPAC at Caltech partners with NASA, NSF, JPL and the world-wide research community to advance exploration of our Universe. Beginning with the IRAS mission in 1985 and spanning through Herschel & Spitzer in recent years, and Roman and Euclid, planned to launch later this decade, we have enabled transformative research of the infrared…  learn more

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Sea Perch Program

While supporting the educational and environmental initiatives of NOAA, MIT Sea Grant strives to meet the needs of local communities, the Navy, maritime, shipping, and other technology-driven industries. MIT Sea Grant promotes and develops innovative, hands-on educational programs in marine ecology, ocean engineering, underwater robotics, and other STEM topics. Our offerings include K-12 classroom programs and summer…  learn more

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Water on the Web

Water on the Web offers data about water quality from deep within 4 Minnesota lakes. This approach also represents a new method for visualization of information, especially appropriate for some students. Water on the Web, sponsored for high school students by NSF, surfaces Remote Underwater Sampling Stations' data with visualization tools. 4 Minnesota lakes is…  learn more