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Light Pollution

Author: Alison Goforth   Affiliation: VirginiaView   Date: 1 Mar 2011
Audience: High School   Course Material: No
Description: This activity examines the issue of light pollution and the changes of the night time sky illumination by using GIS data over a period of eight years. Students will make observations and make connections about how made changes have affected both our view of the night sky and the implications for other animals. This lesson supports Virginia's high school earth science Standards of Learning (SOL's): ES 14.
Keywords: Light pollution, Planning
Skill Level: Introductory   Discipline: Earth Science, Urban Planning   Imagery: MODIS
Software Requirements: None or Not Applicable, ArcGIS 10.x or newer, ArcGIS Online
Special Materials: This lesson plan has been provided for one of the following: 1) Teachers with no Internet access; 2.) Teachers with Internet access but without access to ArcGIS sofware; 3.) Teachers with Internet access and with access to ArcGIS software
AV Resources Used: Yes   Download Access: Public
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