In order to combine the usage of technology with science education, activities have been designed to utilize software analyzing digital images in experiments related to natural phenomena and the local environment.
There are two types of activities:
Challenges -- Short classroom experiments that can be finished within an class period or less.
Investigations -- Lengthier, more complicated experiments that require more involvement and may take several classroom sessions to complete.
Both types of activities encourage interest in science and provide students with fun, interactive ways of learning new skills and getting to know the natural world!
In 2011 and 2012: A project that has used DEW software extensively in activities and investigations is STEM Digital Images in Geoscience Investigations: Teaching Analysis with Light, or STEM DIGITAL for short. The NSF-funded project is for high school and middle school teachers and students to conduct environmental research aided by the analysis of images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet. The project uses AnalyzingDigitalImages software extensively and you may find project materials at http://www.umassk12.net/digital/materials/
NASA educational activities related to mapping
(through NASA Wavelength)