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The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon
Entry ID: Amelia_the_Pigeon
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Summary
Abstract: "The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon" project is a interactive web site with supporting lesson plans and hands-on activities to illustrate science concepts to children in grades K-4.

The animated adventure engages children in a story-based scenario that emphasizes concepts of remote sensing. Children are taught how NASA scientists use satellite imagery to better understand the Earth's environmental changes.

The development of the web site is intended to better help introduce students to the science of NASA. "The use of satellite imagery is an essential tool in NASA's studies in Earth science," said Ginger Butcher. "NASA imagery will inspire our next generation of scientists at these early grades, when children form their opinions about science."

The web site introduces students to Earth science concepts, beginning with classifying objects by shape, color and texture, building a foundation for interpretation and understanding of remote sensing. The Pigeon Adventure encourages the development of a child's inquiry skills, via on-line explorations, sequential story telling and hands-on investigations.

The Pigeon Adventure is based in New York City, chosen for its size, diversity and the visibility of prominent features in satellite imagery. There are also supplemental classroom materials linked to geography and National Science standards, which enable educators to introduce concepts through hands-on activities in the classroom.

Service Citation
Originators: Ginger Butcher
Title: The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon
Provider: Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
URL: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/external/http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids...
Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >PIPELINES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >VIEWING GEOMETRY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
STRUCTURE
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Access Constraints
The animation requires either Flash or Quicktime. Text version
is available.
Service Provider
NASA Science for Kids,National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Service Provider Personnel
Name: LOCKE M. STUART
Phone: 301-614-6011
Fax: 301-614-6015
Email: lstuart at ltpmail.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 920.0
United States
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Format: HTML
Fees: Free
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-03-02
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