Watching over Texas from Space Lesson Book

An Earth Observations education resource for grades 4 -12 in support of TEKS covering Earth Science and Environmental Science Standards

Watching over Texas from Space has been growing over the past six years, as TexasView has expanded its outreach effort through teacher-training workshops. It is modeled after an online publication from the Canada Centre from Remote Sensing “Watching Over Our Planet from Space” The initial lessons were developed specifically to address the Eighth-grade requirement for Texas’ Earth and Space Science course that states “the student is expected to interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering”. Teachers from other grade levels always attend these workshops and found the lessons applicable for diverse requirements. Lessons that provide imagery for teachers to use at multiple grade levels have been integrated with lectures and games, to enable teachers to easily find and use imagery in the classroom and in laboratory activities to address knowledge and skills defined within the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. The imagery used in the lessons is predominantly over the State of Texas, but the topics that are covered also fit very well with national-level standards defined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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Created June 14, 2022, 13:59 (UTC)