Remote Sensing

Educator Resources

Activity Essentials, How-to’s, FAQ’s, Videos, and more

Getting Started:

  1. Explore the Educator Resources
  2. Download the Science and Engineering Educator Guides, Notebooks, and Data Packets
  3. Access Additional Resources as needed

Overview

The PLANETS Educator Resources are designed to meet immediate needs for those new to STEM in OST. In addition, there are resources at the end of this page with tips to help make the experience more interesting and relevant for youth.

 

Remote Sensing FAQs

Remote Sensing Unit at a Glance

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Unit cover thumbnails at a glance

Educator Content Videos: Intro to Remote Sensing

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Science

Remote Sensing Unit Cover image collage of a remote sensing device on a planet surface

Science Educator Guide

Grades 6–8 and Planetary Science
4 Activities; 1 hour per activity

What's Included?

  • Remote Sensing Science Educator Guide
  • Remote Sensing Science Notebook
  • Remote Sensing Science Data Packet

Overview

How do scientists choose sites for landing rovers on Mars? How can remote sensing help us understand the surface of another planet? Use multiple data types and real images of Mars to select an ideal landing site for a rover landing in this PLANETS Science Series Unit.

PLANETS Science Series are a great companion to the PLANETS Engineering Units but are also designed to stand alone.

Science, Engineering, or STEM?

The PLANETS Science and Engineering activities are complementary and help youth integrate engineering, technology, and science; however, each guide can also stand alone. It is up to you, based on the time that you have and the interests of your group to decide if you will teach science and engineering, engineering and science, or just one or the other.

Remote Sensing Back Pocket Activity Essentials – Science

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Engineering

Worlds Apart: Engineering Remote Sensing Devices graphic with a planets being scanned by a remote sensing device

Engineering Educator Guide

Grades 6–8 and Engineering
8 Activities; 1 hour per activity

What's Included?

  • Remote Sensing Engineering Educator Guide
  • Remote Sensing Engineering Journal
  • Remote Sensing Engineering Journal in Spanish
  • Engineering Design Process_Poster

Overview

How do scientists and engineers gather information from places in the solar system that are difficult to reach? In this unit, youth use the Engineering Design Process to design remote sensing devices that can help scientists learn about a newly discovered moon.

Remote Sensing Back Pocket Activity Essentials – Engineering

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Engineering Context-Setting Videos for Youth

Show this video during Prep Activity 2 (P2). It is essential to help build context for youth.

How-To Videos for Educators

Note: These videos are meant to help educators set up materials. It is recommended that educators DO NOT show the How-To videos to youth in order to promote creativity and encourage multiple solutions to the problem identified in the activity.

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Additional Resources

Additional Resources for Educators

  • Remote Sensing Unit At A Glance
  • Remote Sensing Learning Progressions
  • Remote Sensing Back Pocket Activity Essentials
  • Remote Sensing Tips for Interactivity
  • Developing 21st Century Skills
  • Remote Sensing Vocabulary

Connect with NASA

Remote Sensing Additional Resource Links

Going Beyond the Unit

Purpose: Develop deeper planetary science content. Explore additional resources such as STEM careers, extension activities, NASA missions, etc.

Cool NASA Videos

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