Physics teaching by infrared remote sensing of vegetation

Tobias Schüttler, Shimrit Maman, Raimund Girwidz

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Context- and project-based teaching has proven to foster different affective and cognitive aspects of learning. As a versatile and multidisciplinary scientific research area with diverse applications for everyday life, satellite remote sensing is an interesting context for physics education. In this paper we give a brief overview of satellite remote sensing of vegetation and how to obtain your own, individual infrared remote sensing data with affordable converted digital cameras. This novel technique provides the opportunity to conduct individual remote sensing measurement projects with students in their respective environment. The data can be compared to real satellite data and is of sufficient accuracy for educational purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033005
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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