During
the “You Be the Scientist” session on January
24, 2004 students at Enfield Middle School
were given a remote sensing session on satellites and a lecture
on “Careers
in Mathematics and Science and College Life”. Students
were given a presentation on satellites and their components.
The different types of satellites and examples of satellite
data were also discussed. After the presentation students
were given a worksheet on “How
Satellites Work”. The activity allowed students
to model how satellites transmit data and learn that
satellites transmit numbers not images.
Students were placed in teams of two and
given a digital art worksheet. One student acted as the sender
(satellite) while the other acted as the receiver (computer/ground
station). The receiver was given a simple image which had
to be transmitted to the sender by using 1s and 0s. Teams
that successfully transmitted the message were given a prize.
This workshop introduced students to basic satellite imagery
concepts and taught how satellites transmit data to computers
on earth. The link for this activity can be found at http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/teachersite/RS4.htm.
In addition to the presentation on satellites,
students were given a presentation on “Careers in Mathematics
and Science and College Life”. This presentation was
given by Ms. Jasmine Kearney, an ONR Researcher at Elizabeth
City State University. The presentation was aimed at informing
students about careers in Mathematics and Science and encouraging
them to extend their education upon graduation.

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