Satellite images on duty during natural disasters
Tsunami – When waves change everything
Natural disasters pose a threat to habitats: Settlements get destroyed, agricultural areas get flooded, coastlines get fundamentally modified. Satellite images visualise such ramifications. In interpreting these images, the pupils are able to determine and evaluate risks and damages for nature and humans. The 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean constitutes the central element of this teaching unit, in which the pupils are working with an interactive computer module.
The pupils will get to know the significance of natural disasters.
They improve their spatial perception and assessment.
The pupils ought to be able to describe the development and origins of tsunamis.
The pupils get to know the potentials of remote sensing as a tool for damage assessment.