Remote Sensing: Activity – Science S4

Remote Sensing: Activity – Science S4 card front

Activity Timing

5 min. Introduction
15 min. Prepare Presentation
30 min. Share Out
5 min. Reflect

55 min. Total

Prep Reminder

  • Revisit the PLANETS Science Series guide if it's been a week or more since you completed a Science Series activity.
  • For this activity you will need Science Notebooks for each youth plus Data Packets, Landforms Glossary, Landing Ellipses, and Mineral Data Sheets for each group.

Key Terms

Data: Information that is collected through scientific investigation

Evidence: Information or data that supports an idea, claim, or belief

Remote Sensing FAQs

S4 Purpose

Youth combine all data to recommend the safest, most interesting landing site.

Quick Tips

  • Youth can present and share in a variety of ways. Here are some options: a list of ranked landing sites, an annotated image or drawing, or an oral or written argument.
  • Emphasize how scientists must use multiple sources of evidence when making claims.

Videos Related to this Activity

Science Snippet: Build your content knowledge to help answer youth's questions.

End of Activity Science Reflection

Scientists often use multiple sources of data to make claims or decisions. Engineers and scientists work together to solve problems.

Key Take Away

We can use data gathered from remote sensing technology to recommend the safest, most interesting landing site.

Did you know?

  • The Curiosity Rover sings itself "Happy Birthday" every year on August 5th. The rest of the year, Curiosity is programmed to collect and send scientific data back to earth.