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Aral Sea: Exploring Change Over Time with Satellite Imagery

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Geography Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
This teaching collection includes maps and satellite images, complemented by image interpretation guides and related magazine articles, for students to discover what natural causes and human impacts have had consequences for the Aral Sea. The Aral Sea has been a continuously shrinking body of water over the last 50 years after the rivers that fed into it were diverted by irrigation projects. Learn what you can discover by annotating change through satellite imagery.