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EarthScape Downloadable Resources

Six engaging, standards-based activities allow students to explore their home planet in a new way.

Activity 1: What Does a Scientist Look Like?
Are students' views of scientists narrow or nuanced? Do they draw scientists who are diverse? Working alone? In a lab or outside?

Length: 5 to 7 minutes

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Activity 2: Sally's Pix
This may be students' first look at images of Earth from space.

Length: 5 to 10 minutes

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Activity 3: Too Close for Comfort
Students see how a faraway view of objects can reveal what they'd never see close up.

Length: 15 to 20 minutes

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Activity 4: Go for the Gold
Through a one-on-one game, students get practice with latitude and longitude as they search for gold treasure.

Length: 15 to 20 minutes

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Activity 5: A Lot or a Little?
Students are wowed as they measure, pour, and figure out the surprising amount of drinkable water on Earth.

Length: 15 to 20 minutes

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Activity 6: Incredible Shrinking Lake
What inferences can students make when they compare a satellite photo of Lake Chad from 1972 to a photo from 2001?

Length: 15 to 20 minutes

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Standards for Teachers

Sally Ride EarthKAM supports many of the National Science Education Teaching Standards.
National Science Education Teaching Standards

Standards for Students

The Sally Ride EarthKAM program satisfies national educational standards in many academic disciplines:
National Science Education Standards
National Geography Education Standards
National Math Education Standards