Sunday, April 01, 2007

Applying the Geographer's Skills

At Where on Earth…? You don’t have Carmen Santiago (or that annoying travel agent of hers) to help you solve these mysteries. Take a Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) image from NASA and see if you can identify the location. Each of these quizzes has clues for you and there are links to other resources, although a good atlas is a great way to start. Begin at Number 1 of the 23 as they seem to get a bit more complicated as they go on, or seek out some with specific relevance to your program. Although the time has passed for sending in your answers you can check the correct ones and read about how others have solved the task. The spectacular images are perfect for displaying with a digital projector and interactive whiteboard and lend themselves to class discussion of geographic features and application of skills.

"These puzzles are designed to inspire understanding of the physical, biological and human processes that influence our home planet and cover topics from archaeology to Zoology." From Where on Earth homepage.

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