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View Resource Francaphone Africa

Students will describe the geodemographics of former French colonies in Africa as defined by the human development index, population densities, birth and death rates, life expectancy. Students will compare the geospatial patterns of data with geospatial data for natural resource reserves on the African continent. Students will use this information to analyze and hypothesize, and/or make...

View Resource Weeds and Fire

Students will locate some weed and native species found in Oregon and will understand that while databases are beneficial in studying plant populations, local on-the-ground information is commonly more up-to-date and that both are required to make large scale management decisions. Students will learn that the invasion of weeds commonly follows on the heels of a disturbance (natural or otherwise)...

View Resource Is Eugene "Normal?"

In this lesson students will find cities in the United States that are of similar size to Eugene, OR (their hometown) and compare attributes such as crime rate, land area, etc. using box and whisker plots. Prior to the lesson, I will use a computer and projector to demonstrate use of layers, the legend and the tools and model for students how to collect the data for the table. This resource...

View Resource Sampling Bias

Students will complete this activity in conjunction with an introductory statistics lesson about the importance of samples. Students will use the Oregon Reference Map and use the data to find basic statistics about samples with the help of spreadsheet software. This resource includes both a teaching guide and student lesson.

View Resource GIS Tutorial

This page contains tutorials for a web-based GIS application. These tutorials include a 9:36 video, a teacher's guide, and and a data dictionary. Additionally, student lesson tutorials have been developed for specific states including Oregon, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Texas.

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