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View Resource The Sky is Falling: A Module for Investigative Case Based Learning in the Classroom

In this case-based module from the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog. This unit addresses Earth Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Math, and Process Skills. The lesson includes learning objectives, outside resource links, the...

View Resource Mappr!

With all of the sophisticated mapping and GIS applications commonly available today, it would make sense that someone would develop a site where visitors could upload their photographs onto an interactive map. Mappr is such a website, and it serves as "an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take." Mappr takes the photos uploaded to the Flickr photograph...

View Resource Geologic Maps and Mapping

This portal provides access to resources on geologic mapping, and to sources of geologic maps. There is an introduction to geologic mapping, which summarizes its principles and practices, and a history of United States Geological Survey (USGS) mapping activities from 1879 to the present, as well as links to papers on the values and hazards associated with geologic maps and mapping. Online sources...

View Resource Visualizing Topography

Topographic maps that display three-dimensional landscapes on two-dimensional surfaces can offer a great deal of spatial information in minimal space. However, it is often difficult for people to interpret the features on a topographic map. This interactive feature adapted from Stephen Reynolds's 'Visualizing Topography' website offers color-enhanced and three-dimensional visualizations to help...

View Resource USGS Multimedia Gallery

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) seeks to "serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth." While the agency provides numerous resources of interest to Scout readers, the USGS Multimedia Gallery may be particularly handy for educators looking to use audio and visual aids to galvanize lesson plans and classroom activities. The site is...

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