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The USGS and Science Education provides you with tools to explore Earth science issues.What's New, What's Happening features current and upcoming science events.Educational Resources contains a wealth of research materials, lesson plans, and interactive activities for K-university level education. Of Special Interest includes a wide variety of information, including interactive maps and student employment opportunities with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS Kids is filled with activities, games, projects, and stories that teach younger children about animals, climate change, bee population declines, wild birds, and more.

Using Landsat Satellite Images in the Classroom

Enhance students’ learning of geography, map reading, earth science, and problem solving by observing landscape changes as seen from space. With the Tracking Change over Time lesson plan, students can compare Landsat images from multiple years to better understand how scientists use satellite images to study the changing Earth. Intended for grades 5–8, the lesson plan is flexible and may be used as a student self-guided tutorial or as a teacher-led class lesson.

Download the Tracking Change Over Time materials below:


Updates to the Lesson (2015)