Event-Based Science
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Remote Sensing Activities:

Oil Spill!

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Oil Spill! Remote-Sensing Activities


If you are working on the Event-Based Science module called Oil Spill!, this page is for you. It takes you to two remote-sensing activities that will help you with the Task.

  • Oil Spill! Activity 1 provides SeaWiFS images from NASA to help you analyze the biological health of the ocean outside of six different harbors.
  • Oil Spill! Activity 2 provides sea-surface temperature data and real-time wave-height data to help students analyze other factors that may influence the placement of new oil terminals.
If you you would like to try one or both activities with your students, we want to hear from you. Please print out, complete, and return an evaluation form for each activity you use.

Below are Landsat Images of five of the harbors that you are investigating.
Baltimore Harbor Charleston Harbor
Pensacola Harbor Galveston Harbor
San Diego Harbor San Francisco Harbor


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Oil Spill! Activity 1

Oil Spill! Activity 2

Information for teachers interested in testing EBS-based remote-sensing activities

Principal Investigators
Russell G. Wright (EBSII)
Dorothy K. Hall (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)

Teacher Advisors (MCPS)
Susan Buffington
Nancy Carey
Cynthia Carlson
Elaine Chang
John Leck
Donna Matthews
Frank Weisel

Science and Visualization Advisors (NASA/GSFC
Ramona Austin
Janet Y. L. Chien
Susan Dent

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Catherine Woody

Landsat Images Courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ramona Austin

Student Consultants
(John Poole Middle School, Poolesville, MD) John Maas, Caitlin McCarthy, Bobby Ouellette, Matt Wolverton, Justin Robillard, Maureen DuVall, Rachel Carr, Kristina Benson, Alexander Eames, Ben Baird, Reuben Goetzl, Alex Kreiser


Thank you for trying Event-Based Science Remote-Sensing Activities.

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