GIS Investigations: Earth Science 3.0 Version (with CD-ROM) / Edition 1

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In GIS Investigations: Earth Science, students use powerful, state-of-the-art GIS software and data backed by current scientific research to investigate a wide variety of topics in the Earth Sciences. Scientists use GIS technology as a tool for organizing, visualizing, and analyzing scientific data. This real-world data provides new insights into the traditional concepts taught in the Earth Science classroom, and motivates students to "discover" key scientific concepts. The investigations are written by scientists and educators in an engaging style, and have been extensively tested, and are in use in classrooms across the country. These investigations do not require teachers or students to have previous experience with GIS software. The extensive data sets offer many opportunities for students' independent, open-ended exploration - to experience the thrill of working like real scientists.

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The strongest feature of these guides are the databases creates for analysis. There are some excellent data here, and it is well organized into ArcView files.

The data sets are very rich and well done. The strong connection between science and humanity is important for university students to appreciateā€”and is clear in these materials

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418080747
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/25/2007
  • Series: Earth Science Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 706
  • Product dimensions: 4.65 (w) x 4.57 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Hall and The SAGUARO Project team have developed a series of four GIS INVESTIGATIONS over the course of the last few years. These materials have been extensively class-tested at both the college and high-school level using funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Anne Huth is with Science Education Solutions.

Jennifer A. Weeks is with Science Education Solutions.

C. Scott Walker is with Harvard University.

Larry Kendall is an independent consultant.

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Table of Contents

Tropical Cyclones Unit 1 - Recipe for a Cyclone Unit 2 - The Life of a Cyclone Unit 3 - Hurricane Hazards Unit 4 - Hurricanes in the Big Apple Dynamic Earth Unit 1 - Searching for Evidence Unit 2 - Exploring Plate Tectonics Unit 3 - Earthquake Hazards Unit 4 - Volcano Hazards Unit 5 - Tsunami Hazards The Ocean Environment Unit 1 - The Ocean Basins Unit 2 - Ocean Currents Unit 3 - Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Unit 4 - Marine Productivity Wheres the Water? Unit 1 - Where in the World? Unit 2 - The Renewable Resource Unit 3 - Using Water Unit 4 - Water for a Desert City

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