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Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

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Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Deformation, Earthquakes, Geography

Looking into Earth with GIS (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students work with a free GIS program, ArcVoyager SE, to explore earthquake data and plate tectonics. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Deformation

Image Classification part of Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Land Use, Hydrology, Biosphere, Geography, Surface Processes, Biosphere:Ecology

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Earth System Topics: Biosphere:Ecology, Geography, Biosphere, Oceans

Names in the Field: A Simple GPS Field Exercise part of Examples
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Solid Earth

Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Land Use, Geography

Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Geography, Solid Earth:Volcanoes, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Biosphere:Ecology, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics

World Population part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Visualizations:Visualization Examples
Access and visualize world population data using the user friendly MyWorld GIS software. Data includes total population, population density, projected population, male and female population, and age specific population, etc.

Earth System Topics: Geography, Human Dimensions:Population


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