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Title: Global GIS Lesson: Exploring North American Earthquakes
Url: http://www.earthsciweek.org/GIS/
Creator: Kerski, Joseph
Publisher: American Geological Institute
Description: In this module, students use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with the tools and data from the North America Global GIS CD to investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, and population on local and global scales. As an example, in the first earthquakes lesson, students are given a scenario where they must report on the distribution and frequency of earthquakes in North America related to cities, political boundaries, volcanoes, and fault lines. They analyze current earthquakes from the Internet, and assess the hazards from a continental to a local scale. The lessons can be used with other data in the Global GIS project to investigate earthquakes in other continents. Furthermore, the methods used here can be applied to other map themes contained within the North America Global GIS CD.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geography and travels. Maps. Cartography -- Maps and cartography -- Special topics, A-Z -- Electronic data processing
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General)
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Science -- Geology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
GEM Subject: Science
Educational Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Educational Technology -- Integrating technology into the classroom
Resource Type: InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Geological Institute
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Geology
Geophysics
Natural hazards
Date Of Record Release: 2007-02-13 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2007-02-03 15:51:02 (W3C-DTF)
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Resource URL Clicks: 7
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