Weather Satellites and Orbits

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
Summary:"Since the 1960 launch of Tiros I, weather satellites have been our """"""""eyes in the sky"""""""". Today, the ubiquitous nature of satellite technology augments every aspect of modern life while promising ever-increasing capabilities for stewardship during the 21st century. In this module, students will learn about satellite orbits, remote sensing satellite instruments, satellite images, and math and physics behind that technology."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: atmosphere; atmospheric science; mathematics; meteorology; physics; remote sensing; space; weather
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