Pixels on Fire

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Fire at Bitterroot National Forest, Montana

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


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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