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A Birdís Eye View of Changing Landscapes: Using Google Earth to Explore Changing Landscapes

Students use Google Earth and satellite imagery from the United Nations Environmental Programmeís Atlas of our Changing Environment to discover ways in which landscapes change over time due to human actions and natural forces. By analyzing patterns in current and historical satellite images from locations around the world, students explore various types of landscape change and predict potential impacts on ecological communities. This lesson was developed as part of the NSF-funded Crossing Boundaries project.
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Resource Group This lesson was developed as part of the NSF-funded Crossing Boundaries project. Additional biodiversity-related curricular resources are available at http://crossingboundaries.org.
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Secondary resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Landscape Change, human impact, deforestation, agriculture, population growth
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Intended End User Role
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Pedagogical Use Description By analyzing patterns in current and historical satellite images from locations around the world, students explore various types of landscape change and predict potential impacts on ecological communities.
Url http://www.crossingboundaries.org/birds-eye-view-of-changing-landscap...
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Associate Professor of Science Education
Primary Author email makinster@hws.edu
Secondary Author Name(s) Courtney Wilson
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) University of Michigan
Graduate Student: Natural Resources
Secondary Author Email(s) crwils@umich.edu
Submitter Name Jim MaKinster
Submitter Email makinster@hws.edu
Rights Please cite that it was created as part of NSF-funded Crossing Boundaries project.
Date Of Record Submission 2012-08-02

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