Use multispectral imagery to identify spatial features.
DefinitionUse may include identification of
- types of vegetation
- natural landscape features
- man-made structures.
- What is a multispectral signature?
- How can different types of terrain be identified using multispectral imagery?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
- synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about the world’s countries, cities, and environments;
- using geographic information to determine patterns and trends to understand world regions;
- creating, comparing, and interpreting maps, charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of world regions;
- evaluating sources for accuracy, credibility, bias, and propaganda;
- using maps and other visual images to compare and contrast historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
- explaining indirect cause-and-effect relationships to understand geospatial connections;
- analyzing multiple connections across time and place;
- using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made;
- identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and
- investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.
The student will investigate and understand dynamic equilibria within populations, communities, and ecosystems. Key concepts include
- interactions within and among populations, including carrying capacities, limiting factors, and growth curves;
- nutrient cycling with energy flow through ecosystems;
- succession patterns in ecosystems;
- the effects of natural events and human activities on ecosystems; and
- analysis of the flora, fauna, and microorganisms of Virginia ecosystems.
The student will plan and conduct investigations in which
- volume, area, mass, elapsed time, direction, temperature, pressure, distance, density, and changes in elevation/depth are calculated utilizing the most appropriate tools;
- technologies including computers, probeware, and geospatial technologies are used to collect, analyze, and report data and to demonstrate concepts and simulate experimental conditions;
- scales, diagrams, charts, graphs, tables, imagery, models, and profiles are constructed and interpreted;
- maps and globes are read and interpreted, including location by latitude and longitude;
- variables are manipulated with repeated trials; and
- current applications are used to reinforce Earth science concepts.
The student will investigate and understand the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Key concepts include
- fossil fuels, minerals, rocks, water, and vegetation;
- advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources;
- resources found in Virginia; and
- environmental costs and benefits.