Remote Sensing Beta Test – Engineering Activity 4: Create a Remote Sensing Device

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Activity Timing

5 min. Introduction
10 min. Imagine and Plan
30 min. Create and Test
10 min. Reflect

55 min. Total

Prep Snapshot

Prep Time: 60 min 

If you have not yet done so, create model landscapes and (optional) Space Screens. Set up Materials Table. 


21st Century Skills Connection

Collaboration, Critical Thinking

Habits of Mind

  • Consider problems in context 
  • Weigh the implications of solutions. 

Activity Overview

Youth work in groups to plan, create, and test remote sensing technologies that use the different technologies from the previous activities to gather data from a distance. 

Guiding Question

How can we create remote sensing technologies to gather different types of data from a distance? 

Youth Will Do

  • Design a technology that can help answer a scientific question. 
  • Use an engineering design process to guide themselves to a successful solution. 

Youth Will Know

  • Engineers use what they learn while investigating to inform their design decisions. 
  • Engineers often collaborate with scientists. 

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