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Game Instructions

The Remote Sensing Imagery Game uses satellite images to familiarize students with geographic features of selected locations on Earth. The goal of the game is to introduce concepts of land type and land cover changes over time. Players are encouraged to engage in discussions about the factors contributing to a changing environment.

The objective of the game is to find images taken at the same location at different dates in the shortest amount of time. Images are laid out in a grid system facing down with the Earth logo on top.

At the beginning of each round, the player will click an Earth logo to reveal its image. To find its match, click another Earth logo. If the two images are from the same location but taken at different times, they are a match by staying face-up. If not, the cards will turn back over.

By clicking on the image a pop-up will show the area changed over time. A click on the pop-up reveals information about the image’s location on Earth, and its geographical features.

The Earthshots imagery series of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) were utilized to create this game. The game was developed by Pia van Benthem, CaliforniaView.