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View Resource GIS in Geoscience Examples

This site from SERC's Starting Point features example GIS exercises for use in geoscience education. Examples include field and lab activities and adaptations of Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters.

View Resource How do I use GIS in Introductory Geoscience?

This site from SERC\'s Starting Point explains how to use GIS in introductory geoscience course lectures, laboratories, and exercises. The site provides information and links on how to bypass GIS barriers, available online resources, and examples of ways to introduce GIS to beginning geoscience students.

View Resource U.S. Geological Survey: The National Map Corps

The National Map Corps consists of citizens who devote some of their time to provide mapping information to the U.S. Geological Survey. Volunteers may download a guide that provides instructions on how to collect and send Global Positioning System (GPS) data to the USGS. A link is also provided to the National Map, an online, interacive mapping service. National Map users can zoom and pan about a...

View Resource Global GIS Lesson: Exploring North American Earthquakes

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...

View Resource GPS Treasure Hunt

This game is actually an on-campus field lab that has students using directions and a GPS receiver to make their way from one stop to the next. At each stop, they identify a building stone (or tree for an environmental studies or plant biology class). If possible, have the students work in small groups, taking turns using the GPS receiver and with each group having its own direction sheet. At the...

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