Pixels on Fire

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Fire at Bitterroot National Forest, Montana

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  • Classroom Activities

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Description: 

In this activity, students use measurement and area skills to learn about remote detection of wildfires from space. After detecting mock wildfires with mobile devices, students then study satellite-data visualizations to determine the start dates of actual California wildfires.

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Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

Yes

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