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Title: How Satellites Work
Url: http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/satellites/index.html
Publisher: Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Description: This is a collection of seven classroom activities that focus on satellite technology. Topics include: coordinated universal time (UTC); satellite pass prediction; satellite design; satellite orbits; satellite launching; and, use of satellites in at-sea rescues. Each activity provides list of materials needed, background information, and procedure.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Aerospace technology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Study and teaching
Social sciences -- Transportation and communications -- Artificial satellite telecommunications
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Telecommunication -- Artificial satellites in telecommunication
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Astronautics. Space travel -- Space navigation -- Space trajectories. Orbital transfer -- Artificial satellite orbits
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Satellite data collection
Electrical engineering -- Satellites and aerospace
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2000-06-01
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
earth science
Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon (EPIRB)
military time conversion
Physical sciences
remote sensing
Space science
Space sciences
Space shuttle
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-01 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-30 10:31:40 (W3C-DTF)
Full Record Views: 101
Resource URL Clicks: 6
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