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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Educators will need to practice doing this before working with the students.

The instructions for using Google maps have changed slightly. The hybrid view is now more intuitively called "satellite."

Extension suggestion: Build a link between the hurricane activity and climate change - potentially through this (middle school)activity:

Activity suggests grouping students in 3-4; could also be pairs.

Potentially split up the activity steps amongst groups of students and use a jigsaw method or have students work on separate pieces and report back to the group.