From the Ground and From the Sky

This activity introduces the idea of remote observation by asking children to match photographs such as lakes, mountains and cities taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs. Children then compare the images from the ground with the astronaut picture of the same place. This activity is also suitable for younger primary children as it reinforces the use of geographical vocabulary to refer to physical and human features and extends the idea of recognising features in aerial photographs. This resource has been produced by the National Centre for Earth Observation.

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Using this resource to supplement mapping skills for First/Second Level CFE Social Studies.
Excellent opportunity to transfer skills and to see a real and relevant example.

Catherine Fitzsimons

Do look out for a new EO Detective resource that will be uploaded in the next couple of days (I hope) that deals even more explicitly with mapping.