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Explorations in Earth Science
Utilizing Instructional Technologies
An
2001 Eisenhower-Funded Workshop
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Earth From An Astronaut's Eye
created by Susie Ward Aber

Where are the following images from? Match the letters on the images with the choices given. The correct answers are highlighted below and details regarding these astronaut's images can be obtained by clicking on place name. Ideas are given below on how to create this type of exercise for your students.

Geographic Area Choices
Junction City, Kansas
Kuwait
Wichita, Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri
Grand Canyon, Arizona
San Luis, Colorado

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Practical Ideas

Read on to create a general or thematic quiz similar to the one above for your students. A variation of this idea is to create a virtual field trip, such as the Ultimate Field Trip: An Astronaut's View of Earth by Kathryn D. Sullivan, PhD.

1. Visit NASA Photo Gallery. NASA images may be used by students for projects if reference is given to the source.

2. Open a WordPad page for html code or open your favorite webpage composer.

3. Find the category and visit an image. Left click on the image and a menu will appear. Go to "Save Image As" and direct the image to go into a file (create one called ESimages!). Give the image a name you will remember (e.g., such as "wichita" instead of the NASA name of "STS090-731-066"). Finish the process by clicking on "Save."

4. Insert the image using the appropriate code on your WordPad page (e.g., img src="name of image.proper extension") or the point and click of a composer software. The size of the image may need adjusting for your page.

5. Before leaving the page where the image was obtained, go to "Location" at the top of the page and highlight the URL. Go to "edit," "copy," and finally "paste" this URL into the WordPad page you are working on (e.g., a href="http://URL">URL /a). This is creating the citation for proper referencing and will help you locate the site again.

Answers to the quiz above!

Click on the highlighted answer to learn more about these images. Once at the site, click on the image itself to bring up the higher resolution version which aids in discerning features.

Image Letter Geographic Area
A. Kansas City, Missouri
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 May 2003. "Earth from Space - Image Information." http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/photoinfo.pl?PHOTO=STS073-725-22 (19 May 2003).
B. Grand Canyon, Arizona
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 May 2003. "Earth from Space - Image Information." http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/photoinfo.pl?PHOTO=STS060-83-5 (19 May 2003).
C. Kuwait
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 May 2003. "Earth from Space - Image Information." http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/photoinfo.pl?PHOTO=STS044-75-27 (19 May 2003).
D. San Luis, Colorado
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 May 2003. "Earth from Space - Image Information." http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/photoinfo.pl?PHOTO=STS090-752-36 (19 May 2003).
E. Junction City, Kansas
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 May 2003. "Earth from Space - Image Information." http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/photoinfo.pl?PHOTO=STS040-80-64 (19 May 2003).
F. Wichita, Kansas
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 May 2003. "Earth from Space - Image Information." http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/photoinfo.pl?PHOTO=STS090-731-66 (19 May 2003).


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Created July, 2001; last update March 1, 2006. Thanks for visiting! This page originates from the Earth Science department at Emporia State University. For more information contact S. W. Aber, e-mail: abersusa@emporia.edu.

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