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The Right Tools: Sensing Earth From Space

An illustration of a satellite

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 9-12
Year: 2002
Subjects: Earth Science

This video segment explains why NASA uses satellites and how satellites work. Viewers learn about the four components of a satellite, the processes of uplinking and downlinking, and the information that satellites provide to scientists. The segment also explains the difference between geostationary and orbiting satellites.

The Right Tools: Sensing Earth From Space
Duration: 4 minutes 03 seconds
> View QuickTime [13MB]

Other video learning clips in this series:
Interconnection of Earth's Systems
Global Effect of El NiƱo
The Influence of Global Warming on Earth's Systems
Doing Our Part to Prevent Global Warming
The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact of Drought
Lifecycle of a Hurricane
Linking Earth System Events

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild