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Treasure Hunt in Alaska DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a Web-based story of three children who venture out to find their great-grandfather's treasure box that was lost in the remote state of Alaska. Using simple terminology, the story integrates complex Earth and space science concepts, such as the formation of gold deposits and the operation of satellites. The children model creative thinking, acquire and interpret radar images, plan a treasure hunt, work systematically, and learn about Alaska. They also experience the successes and setbacks of actual research. The story provides opportunities for readers to engage in coloring activities, model building, unit conversions, and math calculations. Additionally, readers can interactively view an image from different heights and compare the size of Alaska to other U.S. states.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Soil science
  • Technology
  • Other
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd644
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks