CANADA FROM SPACE

Timeline Activity

Grade level:  High School (Grades 9-12)

Link to Canadian National Standards for Geography:  

Essential Element #1:  Expanding locational technology (remote sensing)

 

Instructions:  

Step 1:  Read Canada from Space in the Canadian Atlas Online.

Step 2:  Create a timeline of Canadian contributions to Earth Observation Satellite technology using the dates below.  Label the event below each date on your timeline. 

Important Dates:  1960, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014

Step 3:  Use Canada from Space and the Canadian Space Agency’s image gallery http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/asc/app/gallery/search.asp to identify each of the satellites below.

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/asc/app/gallery/gallery/low/6.JPG

Satellite:  ___________________________

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/asc/app/gallery/gallery/low/SatBG2.1.JPG

Satellite:  _____________________________

 

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/asc/app/gallery/gallery/low/RADARSAT-2-01.JPG

Satellite:  _________________________________

 

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/asc/img/radarsat_constellation_home.jpg

Satellite:  __________________________________________

 

Resources:  

·         Canadian Atlas Online:   Canada from Space

www.canadiangeographic.ca/space

 

·         Canadian Space Agency Image Gallery

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/asc/app/gallery/search.asp