Satellites, Orbits and Space Junk

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, the student will analyze the benefits and hazards associated with objects which have been placed into the three kinds of Earth’s orbits. They will construct a map to locate the three orbits and plot the objects located there. They will then gather information about the consequences of having humans modify space. This lesson includes strategies for teaching diverse learners.
Author: 
Alison Oswald Keene
Grade Range: 
7
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
3: Physical Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
14: How human actions modify the physical environment