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Students will use remotely sensed images and topographic maps to classify land cover types in their watershed. A field trip to specific sites will allow the students to ground truth cover types found on the remotely sensed images and extrapolate that information to other sites not visited. Analysis of this data will allow students to explain the relationship between cover types, water flow, and water quality. Supplies for this lesson include a topographic map and satellite images of the area to be studied, acetate or tracing paper, and grease pencils. This activity is part of the Ground Truth Studies Teacher Handbook, which provides more than 20 activities to build student understanding of global change and remote sensing, and includes background chapters for teachers, glossary, and appendices.
This resource is located on page 104 of the PDF document.