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
-Become familiar with GPS unit
-Map reading/finding skills
-Use of software with GPS tools
-Geo spatial skills
-Global positioning systems
-Geographic Information systems
-GPS language and map terminology
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
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.
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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