Data Detectives

Michelle Kinzel
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San Diego Mesa College
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Summary

This final lesson in the GeoMapApp course teaches students to use geospatial technology as a key method in finding answers to environmental problems.

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Context

Audience

High School and Undergraduate level.

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

It is recommended that students complete Lessons 1-3 of this series before attempting this lesson.

How the activity is situated in the course

This is the last in a series of 5 lessons.

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
  • Use GeoMapApp mapping software and scientific data sets to explore real world scenarios.
  • Use the scientific method to analyze data and propose a solution to an environmental issue.
  • Understand how scientists and policy makers use data and map layouts to understand environmental issues.
  • Communicate results of data analysis with a map layout and design a report or advertisement designed to educate the reader about an environmental issue and persuade a course of action.

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Determining whether students have met the goals

The student handout includes a set of 15 questions, to which answers are provided in the instructor's key.

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Supporting references/URLs

http://www.eia.doe.gov/
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/country/country_energy_data.cfm?fips=US
http://www.marinegis.org
http://mmi.oregonstate.edu/
http://mmi.oregonstate.edu/wtg.

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