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FIS - Fernerkundung in Schulen

Tsunami

The main objectives of the teaching unit Tsunami - When waves change everything cover the training of spatial perception and assessment, risk detection and damage evaluation using satellite images. Within this group of topics, the application of satellite images appears to be particularly beneficial when looking at them at different times because it facilitates the comparison of landscape changes in the course of a natural disaster. The goals of this teaching unit Tsunami - When waves change everything are as follow: The pupils shall become acquainted with the significance of natural disasters, undertake spatial perception and assessment, as well as get to know the backgrounds of the development of tsunamis and the potentials of remote sensing as a tool for damage assessment. The teaching unit makes use of the computer’s potentials to effectively convey the subject matter by using animation and interaction. A computer-based interactive learning module allows a practical consideration of the thematic field and, thereby, shall ease the detection of landscape changes. Furthermore, the computer-based learning module covers the following aspects of modern learning: - The module is science based and, thereby, fosters propaedeutic science learning - The module promotes a type of teaching that emphasises the students’ self-activity and self-responsibility - The module considers the students’ life reality - The computer is applied as work equipment. Students learn to use the computer as a tool instead of an information and entertainment medium. Furthermore, the pupils learn how to handle modern media and gain media competence

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FIS - Fernerkundung in Schulen

Oases - explored from near and far

Dry lands are a major part of the world’s ecozones, they are of increasing relevance for a growing number of people, not just since the discussions on climate change. Within this range of topics, this module covers the different types of oases and their display as a model. Here, the application of satellite images is particularly beneficial since the pictures show clearly in what way models of oases are simplifications of reality. The unit “oases from near and far” aims at an approach to an abstract construction of a model by means of a satellite image. The module consists of the following parts: 1. oases models, 2. applied remote sensing, 3. inspection of a oasis model using remote sensing. A ”professor” who is interested in expanding his knowledge on oases accompanies the pupils and asks them to support his research. This module can also be applied within interdisciplinary lessons with the subject of physics. At the beginning of the unit, the question concerning the preconditions of living in dry lands/desert should arise. Factors that need to be mentioned are water availability, the handling of the resource water and an adjusted subsistence strategy. This should provide enough sensibility for this extreme living space to deal with the question of different types of water sources.