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ERIC Number: EJ1016786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Reading the Ice: Using Remote Sensing to Analyze Radar Data
Gillette, Brandon; Leinmiller-Renick, Kelsey; Foga, Steve
Science Teacher, v80 n2 p52-58 Feb 2013
Understanding the behavior of ice sheets (thick, continent-size ice masses) and glaciers (smaller, flowing masses of ice) is increasingly important as our climate changes, particularly in the Polar Regions. This article describes two lessons, based on the 5E (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate) model, that help students practice scientific data collection and introduce them to remote sensing. Using actual data and images from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded science and technology center that works to improve the next generation of ice sheet models, students accurately represent the physical processes that occur on Earth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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