Aerial Photography and Mapping Lesson Plan: Images of Katrina

This activity from NOAA Ocean Service is about using aerial photographs to assess the impact of extreme weather events such as Hurricane Katrina. The activity features aerial views of Biloxi, MS post-Katrina and enables students to see evidence of the power of extreme weather on the environment.

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Activity takes about 1-2 class periods. Computer and Internet access including Google maps is ideal but can be replaced.

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While this exercise is easy in principle -- Google maps and the aerial photographs are quite easy to use -- the actual matching of locations may be challenging for some users.

Designed to access websites but all maps and images can be printed for analysis if internet access is not available.

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