GLOBE At Night!

March 11, 2010 by  
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Check out GLOBE at Night and enter your data on the brightness of the stars in your area. It is easy to do.

November SATELLITES Newsletter

November 16, 2009 by  
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Students at the SATELLITES Conference

Students at the SATELLITES Conference

We have many exciting things going on at SATALLITES as you can tell! Make sure to checkout the following:

Again this school year, we are planning a SATELLITES K-12 Conference for April 2010 in the Toledo area. But, for those of you who are not able to make the face-to-face conference, we will have a SATELLITES K-12 Virtual Conference where students can submit their projects as videos to a website like

K-12 students participated in a virtual, science conference for OhioView’s SATELLITES remote sensing conference. Students, whose teachers have participated in SATELLITES, took observations and developed inquiry-based research projects to explore their local landscapes in order to understand the way in which the polar regions affect the Earth. The theme for the SATELLITES projects was the International Polar Year.

Announcing, Winners of the face-to-face SATELLITES Project Competition 2009 in Ohio

Grades K-6

1st place – Saeda Shalhout O.W. Holmes School Sticky Sand-Who’s Got the Most? Teacher – C. Atkinson

Grades 7-9
1st place – Sam Thomas Hunter Riccio Matthew Pellioni St. Joseph School Green…Or Not..The Choice is Ours Teacher – P. Mallory
2nd place – Meghan Oberle Derek Kastner Nick Wagner St. Joseph School If You Build It Heat will Come! Teacher – J. Korhumel
3rd place – Katelyn Peth Claire Speck Anthony Wayne High School Heat Retention Among Different Species of Wood Teacher – J. Cook
Grades 10-12
1st place – Husiena Shalhout, O.W. Holmes School, Detroit, MI, The Benthic Zone: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You! Teacher – C. Atkinson
2nd place – Courtney Miller Leondra Bragg Dan Wurzinger Bowsher High School A comparison of the surface temperature of a permeable parking lot with a regular concrete parking lot. Teacher – J. Craig R. Ralha
3rd place – Kali Appenfelder Latisha Jones Brandy Taylor Polly Fox Academy Clouds vs Temperature Teacher – P. Welch

1st place – Jingjing Wang Bowling Green State University LANDSAT TM monitoring of sewage sludge chicken manure and cow manure applied to agricultural fields in NW Ohio Teacher – Robert Vincent
2nd place – Paul Boehnlein University of Akron Mowed Grass Identification and Filtering Using LIDAR Derived Canopy Data Teacher – Linda Barrett
3rd place – Sumantra Chatterjee Wright State University Can We Use MODIS Images to Estimate Evapotranspiration Teacher – Doyle Watts

People’s Choice Awards
Sabrina Shalhout O.W. Holmes School Can Water Get a Fever? Teacher – C. Atkinson
Xavier Grace Penta Career Center Analyzing Northwest Ohio for Intermodal Opportunities Teacher – D. Wyandt
Hunter White Jon Shinew Cayla Lutz Bowling Green Christian Academy Does Being Near a Building Affect Surface Temperature Teacher – C. Young

Announcing, Winners of the Virtual SATELLITES Project Competition 2009 in Ohio

Students prepared research projects and then video taped them and posted their videos on in April 2009.
Grades K-6

  • 1st place – Nadia Coleman, McTigue Middle School, Toledo, OH, Which Wing of McTigue is the coldest?, Teacher-Penny Choma
  • 2nd place – Brandon Stralka and Summer Motton, South Suburban Montessori, Brecksville, OH, What is the Relationship between Elevation and Snow Cover?, Teacher-Kim White
  • 3rd place – Jake Keating and Mike Rotter, Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, IL, Water is falling; temperatures are rising and drowning, Teacher-Susan Kouri

Grades 7-9

  • 1st place – Samantha Gordon, Alain Vue and Bryan Webman, Roswell Kent Middle School, Akron, OH, Surface and air temperature according to albedo, Teacher-Steve Frantz
  • 2nd place – Austin Johnson, Michael Mowery, Boy’s Village School, Smithville, OH, Climate_Change and Walruses, Teacher – Debbie Beechy
  • 3rd place – Bellefontaine High School, Temperature related by elevation, Teacher – Dennis Versele.

Grades 10-12

  • 1st place – Kyle Francis, Alex Lachat, and Abbey Monnin, Russia High School, Russia, OH, The effects between air temperature and the formation and persistence of contrails, Teacher – Eric Sullenberger
  • 2nd place – Corion Jones, Alexandra Davies, Abbey Janowiecki and Sydney Parker, Central Catholi High School, Toledo, OH, DOES SNOW SERVE AS A GROUND INSULATOR?, Teacher – Ann HajIbrahim
  • 3rd place – Tiana Duncan, Derrick Holliday and Bobbi Kolson, Barberton High School, Barberton, OH, The Tundra & Taiga Versus the north and south pole, Teacher – Russ Calvert

Some of the videos are on TeacherTube (but not all). Here are links to some of them:

In 2010, we plan to combine the SATELLITES Virtual Conferences into one conference. There will be participants from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.