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Students learn to observe the Earth at the Living Planet Symposium School Lab

20 September 2013

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Over 100 students and educators from the UK took part in a School Lab in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Living Planet Symposium 2013. The Lab gave participants the opportunity to learn about the science and technology behind Earth Observation through half day sessions of lab experiments and demonstrations.

The activity was a joint venture organised by the DLR_School_Lab, the Virtual Reality Theatre ESA/ESRIN, the ESA Eduspace initiative, and the UK Space Agency, in partnership with the UK National Space Academy.

The School Lab introduced students aged 16 - 18 years old, and those educating these age groups, to EO and remote sensing techniques. This gave a real life demonstration of the skills they had learnt or been taught through schools courses in Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and General Science, highlighted the many applications and importance of EO, and provided guidance on careers in the space sector.

Source: European Space Agency (ESA)

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