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Landsat Missions

Education

Landsat education and outreach resources can be used by students, teachers, and the general public to further understand the fundamentals of remote sensing, Landsat technology, and how practical applications of Landsat data are helping specialists manage Earth’s natural resources for a growing world population.

USGS Educational Resources

Tracking Change Lesson Plan

Tracking Change Lesson Plan

Students can compare Landsat images from multiple years to better understand how scientists use satellite images to study the changing Earth. Intended for grades 5-8. 

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Visit USGS EROS

Visit USGS EROS

EROS is a Federal science center operated by the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1972, EROS has worked to map, monitor, and analyze land change across our nation and around the world.

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