Join our ICCARS Lifelines Professional Learning Community (PLC) for the 2015 - 2016 School Year.
Remote Sensing with NASA AEROKATS
Goal and Anticipated Results of the ICCARS Project
Goal: Students and Teachers will have a working understanding of the science behind global climate change and its relationship to human activity, in particular its relationship to land-use and land-cover (LULC) changes on multiple scales through NASA data products and models.
Anticipated Results -- The ICCARS program has five outcomes:
- Students and teachers will learn how remotely sensed data can be used to study the phenomena of global climate change on multiple levels (i.e., scales of size: local, regional and global), be able to acquire remotely sensed data and produce meaningful information (including vegetation index, biomass and LULC change over time) from that data.
- Students and teachers will learn how to collect and process a remotely sensed, four band image using the NASA AEROKATS kite based TwinCam-AeroPod sensor.
- Students and teachers will utilize appropriate social networking tools and desktop videoconferencing to collaborate, share information and build a support community.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in applicable Michigan curriculum content expectations and standards in earth science, biology, physics and mathematics.
- Teachers will understand the fundamental concepts of Project Based Learning (PBL) and be able to design an instructional unit using a PBL methodology grounded in inquiry and student led investigations.