In this set of activities, students will learn about different applications of Earth Observation for monitoring the planet and assessing land surface temperature focusing on urban land cover.

Subjects: Geography, Earth science, Environment, Physics

Age range: 14–16 years old

Type: reading, fieldwork, online research

Complexity: medium to advanced

Lesson time required: 4 hours

Includes the use of: internet, presentation and spreadsheet software, simple surveying equipment

Downloadables: ESA CCI Education Resource Pack_Urban Hotspots.pdf and ESA CCI Education Resource Pack_Urban Hotspots_Activity-2.xlsx and ESA CCI Education Resource Pack_Urban Hotspots_Activity-3.xlsx