Mapping your Community with GIS- GIS/GPS

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Course/Workshop
Curriculum
Learning Kit
Teacher Training
Abstract: 

After completing this activity, students will be able to:
-Read a printed map
-Operate and interpret GPS unit
-Transfer data collected on a GPS unit to a computer based GIS program
-Relate technology tools to subject areas like science, geography, history, agriculture and community planning
-Interpret data and determine its impact on environment

Skills:
-Become familiar with GPS unit
-Map reading/finding skills
-Use of software with GPS tools
-Interpret data
-navigation skills
-Geo spatial skills

Vocabulary
-Global positioning systems
-Geographic Information systems
-Precision agriculture
-Geo-spatial
-Interrelationship
-GPS language and map terminology

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
community
ecosystem
technology

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8:
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.
Grades 9 - 12 (adult)
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
8.I.B.1- The student will specify variables to be changed, controlled and measured.

8.I.B.2- The student will use sufficient trails and adequate sample size to ensure reliable data. 3.The student will use appropriate technology and mathematics skills to access, gather, store, retrieve and organize data.

8.I.C.1- The student will evaluate the credibility and validity of scientific and technological information from various sources.

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NI9
NI10
NI11
NI12

Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
International Water Institute
Topic Areas: 
Earth
Geography
Habitat
Natural Sciences
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
Geographic Location: 
Central
Northeast
Northwest
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
varies
Library loan: 
Yes
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Organization: International Water Institute
Contact person name: Ruth Danielson/ Chuck Fritz
Address 1301 12th ave n Fargo, ND 58105
Phone (701)231-5266
Email: charles.fritz@ndsu.edu
Web www.internationalwaterinstitute.org