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PASSPORT TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Educators Imaging Lessons

Imaging Lesson C

Name: Scott Coletti
Date: 6-25-97 (Wed.)

Student Population: 6/7/8 graders (on and off grade level, +/- 3 grades)

Unit Goal-Students will name geological features of Warrego Vallis on Mars, use digital image processing and analysis software in preparation to play the Mars Mystery Spot (Array) Game.

Lesson Objective-Students will use NIH Image, writing report on Lookup tables (LUTs), Image Map (contrast and brightness), filters and Marco processing of the Warrego Vallis image.

  • Anticipatory Set-Students will:
    • View 1 minute Mars briefing clip from videos titled "Live From Mars: COUNTDOWN" OR "Live From Mars: CRUISING BETWEEN THE PLANETS" from the Broadcast components of the Live From Mars project". Alternatively you can use Mars clip embedded in The Plane ts" by BMG.
  • Instruction Set-Teacher will:
    • Show video and explain lesson activity/word bank (flatten for your population)on white board.
    • Randomly select 3 students to read student handout aloud.
    • Select one student helper for Demonstration of steps 1c-6c on LCD panel.
    • Check for understanding by having students highlight each of the three tools one at a time (LUT tool, Image Map and processing (filters) menu from command line) in NIH Image.
    • Direct and help students to open the lessons image file.
    • Facilitate student use of software tools, analysis and writing task.
    • Turn on background music of Holtz "The Planets".
    • Annotate individual student records as facilitation proceeds.
Guided Practice- Student helper will be directed to go through steps 1c-6c. Students will be helped and encouraged as teacher circulates through understanding check and facilitation.

Closure- Students will be brought together as class. 10 students at a time will be allowed to get up and "schmooz" with other students, asking questions and listening to explanations. Teacher will call for the shut down of the lab 3 minutes before passing bell rings.

Independent Practice- NONE

Materials & Equipment- Access to Mac/s, Student Handout, NIH Image 1.60 or newer, Learner records printed for annotation, Image file of Warrego Vallis on Mars, videos titled "Live From Mars: COUNTDOWN" OR "Live From Mars: CRUISING BETWEEN THE PLANETS", AV hardware.

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