ERIC Number: ED225929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Use of False Color Landsat Imagery with a Fifth Grade Class.
Harnapp, Vern R.
Fifth grade students can become familiar with images of earth generated by space sensor Landsat satellites which sense nearly all surfaces of the earth once every 18 days. Two false color composites in which different colors represent various geographic formations were obtained for the northern Ohio region where the students live. The class had no previous experience with remote sensing principles or interpretation of satellite images. Following a pretest, students learned factual information such as how images are produced, applied the information to images, examined each image for orientation, and classified geographic features. Students then outlined various land cover types with overhead transparency pens on clear sheets which covered the images. At the conclusion of the unit, students were given an achievement test using two Landsat images not previously presented. The class performed much better on interpretive techniques than on general information. The posttest marked a 100 percent improvement over the pretest; students became proficient in identifying water, forests, land, and transportation lines. The recent price increase, however, for individual prints places the future use of Landsat in the elementary classroom in doubt. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education (San Diego, CA, October 1982).