From the ground and from the sky – Analysing and understanding images of planet earth taken from space | Teach with space PR10

Subjects: Science, Geography |

This set of three activities introduces pupils to the idea of watching the Earth remotely, from the vantage point of space. Pupils match photos of different landscapes (mountains, lakes, rivers, cities, islands, and deserts) taken from the ground, with photos of the same places taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station, and then with photos taken by Earth Observation satellites. Through doing this, pupils learn about the advantage of looking at things from different angles and perspectives and gain an appreciation of why it is useful to use satellites to watch over our Earth.

This resource uses photos produced using data from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2, Earth Observation missions that have been developed by ESA as part of the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.

Download the teacher guide and pupil activities documents separately. It is possible to teach each activity alone, or all three as a set.

Format: Teacher guide and student activities
Age range: 8 – 12 years old
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