Fired Up Over Math: Studying Wildfires From Space

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Summary:In this activity, students learn how scientists assess wildfires using remote sensing. Students then use some of the same techniques to solve grade-level appropriate math problems.
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B; ESS2.D; ESS3.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS3-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; forest fire; hazards; high school; k-5 geosource; mapping; mathematics; middle school; natural hazards; remote sensing; space; wildfire
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