The science behind the space images seen on Google Earth

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Resource Type:Image Collections; Teaching Media
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K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Publication Date:2018
Summary:"Google recently unveiled a new feature, """"Waterways from Earth,"""" on Google Earth. The program relies on NASA and NOAA images to show our dynamic planet's waterways from space. This article tells more about the science and stories behind those images."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-3; 5-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; art; earth; earth science; elementary school; geoscience; gis; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; land and water; middle school; nasa; noaa; photography; water resources; water systems
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