Teaching Geography: Workshop 1
Programs and Activities: Part 2. NASA
Getting Ready 2 (15 minutes)
Lost in Space
Site Leader: Please make sure that each group of three has a set of satellite images. Please help participants keep track of the time. When it appears that all groups have identified the images, feel free to move into discussion. Site Leader: please click here for additional information.
These images are the types of things astronauts see from space. Take five to seven minutes and see if your group can identify these geographic locations. What identifying clues do you see? What is happening in the pictures to make these places look as they do? What is going on in picture 4?
For the remaining time, compare your findings with those of the other groups. Did you have the same answers? How do these pictures, taken from space, help us better understand our world?