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View Resource Oak Savanna Ecology

Students will study the oak savannah ecosystems in Oregon to determine the environmental conditions that support this specific ecosystem. This lesson will be an inquiry based lesson that will create the foundation of a larger class project in which students explore the ecological changes to an area over time, and, using this data, develop an ecosystem determination and restoration plan for a...

View Resource California's Water Issues

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project, this powerpoint discusses California's water issues. These include population growth, the mismatch between where precipitation falls and where people are located, drought, pollution, and climate change. Each issue is discussed in detail along with potential solutions.

View Resource Watershed Exploration

Students use skills gained from the Web-based GIS tutorial to explore the Willamette Watershed in Oregon. A correlation will be found between types of trees and the riparian zone along the McKenzie River. Population in the Willamette Valley and annual rainfall in the Coast Range and the Cascades will be evaluated. Due to the recent downward trend in rainfall, students will be expected to propose...

View Resource Earth Observatory

Created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the purpose of this site is to provide a place where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The page features an image of the day, featured articles, news, natural hazard and global maps. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.

View Resource Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change

This is an e-book of before-and-after Landsat images (1972-present), showing recent environmental events and introducing the concept of remote sensing. Some changes are due to natural causes and some are due to human causes. Image topics include agriculture, cities, deserts, disasters, and geology. Each set of images includes a detailed description, photographs and maps, a list of references, and...

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