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Section 1: Notes for Teachers

1.1 About This Tutorial

Section 2: Notes for Students

2.1 What Is Remote Sensing?
2.2 What Can You See in a Satellite Image?
2.3 Who Uses Remote Sensing?

Section 3: Activities

3.1 Which is Which?
3.2 Find It
3.3 Measure This

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Section 3: Activities (con't)

3.4 Clearcutting in the Forest
3.5 Oil Spill Danger!
3.6 Crop Types
3.7 Forest Fire
3.8 Navigating a Ship Through Ice
3.9 You Figure it Out

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Section 3: Activities (con't)

3.10 Urban Land Use Mapping
3.11 At a Mine Site
3.12 A Different Perspective

Section 4: More About Remote Sensing

4.1 Why Does Remote Sensing work So Well?
4.2 Frequently Asked Questions
4.3 Glossary of Remote Sensing Terms


A. Using a Dot Grid to Measure Area
B. Using a Compass
C. Using Cartesian Co-ordinates
D. Answers to Activities