This tutorial can be used to help students learn about scientific inquiry, science and technology, how changes in the natural environment can be measured remotely by satellite, how different hazards (both natural and human-induced) can threaten and impact the natural environment, and how science and technology can be applied to address local and global challenges in the natural environment.
You can use different chapters (sections) in this tutorial to address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013). The NGSS provide expectations for what students should learn in the science and technology subject areas. They are based on A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (National Research Council, 2012) and are organized around three dimensions: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. The disciplinary core ideas are further grouped into four domains: physical sciences; life sciences; earth and space sciences; and engineering, technology and applications of science.
This tutorial addresses the following, example NGSS:
3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
3-ESS2 Earth’s Systems:
MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
HS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
HS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
HS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity