Observe students using the computer
to search space photo resources on the World Wide
Web. Also, have students print space photos/maps and
analyze the images. Have students present their
research and downloaded photos in class
This is a complex activity and may
be very difficult for younger children. Simple
activities such as viewing a satellite photos of
Namib landmarks and of clouds over Africa is a good
discussion activity. Students may then have reproduce
the cloud cover on a map of Africa in addition to the
recognition of specific landmarks of Namib.
High School Extension:
The potential for extensions for
this activity at the high school level are endless.
Students can invest some time in real data research
on the project to identify landmarks of Namib and
follow the weather in Namib from weather satellites
for an extended period of time. Additionally,
students can examine the surround weather of Namib
and make decisions as to how the weather in
surrounding countries may affect Namib weather.