Nordic educators share thoughts and ideas on Climate Education. Entries in Nordic languages, and English. // Undervisere i Norden videndeler om klimaundervisning, på nordiske sprog – og engelsk. Kommentarer er velkomne; godkendes før publicering.
af Claus Berg
These tools are indeed also relevant for educators in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Accordingly we crosspost it here...
Eduspace is the web site for Earth Observation (EO) enabling secondary schools to bring EO into the classroom for teaching and learning. The content is structured with relevant projects based on EO data, analysed with the help of appropriate tools and guidelines for both students and teachers.
The content is developed with the co-operation of EO specialists and experienced teachers to ensure that the projects are both scientifically correct and relevant for the classroom. Eduspace projects can be used in the teaching and learning of several subject areas such as human geography, physical geography, environmental sciences, physics, biology and computer science. Many projects can form the basis for cross-curricular work involving two or three subjects.
Each project concentrates on a specific theme such as weather systems, climate and climate change, glacier dynamics, deforestation, a national park, a world heritage site, urban expansion and agricultural patterns. There are examples from almost all continents.
The goal is to put the students in the centre of the learning process, working with real EO data using semi-professional tools, guided by the project description with more or less detailed exercises and questions.
In the classroom, access to relevant data is important. Eduspace has collections of data from Europe, Africa, South America and the Himalayan region covering both landscapes and city areas. In many cases the study can be based on a series of images of the same location, to study changes over time. The Eduspace Image Catalogue has full coverage of Europe with ERS, Landsat 5 and Landsat7 images, with MERIS and ASAR data to come. All Eduspace users can search and download images of 1000x1000 pixels size (this will be increased in the near future). These satellite data can then be visualised and analysed using the image processing software LEOWorks developed especially for Eduspace.
Peter Brogger Sorensen
Phone: +45 2211 7767
EDUSPACE Operational Team
Skrevet 13/10 2009, 18:20 af Claus Berg i kategorien Generelt |