Author:
Tom Baker
Subject:
Geoscience, Physical Geography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
6, 7, 8
Tags:
  • ArcGIS
  • Earth
  • Earth and :Earth Processes
  • Earth and :Earth Structure
  • Esri
  • GIS
  • arcgis
  • esri
  • geoinquiries
  • geoinquiry
  • gis
  • mapping
  • national parks
  • national-parks
  • topography
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Interactive

    Education Standards

    Topography and our national heritage - Earth Science GeoInquiry

    Topography and our national heritage - Earth Science GeoInquiry

    Overview

    Interpret properties of the landscape using topographic maps of well-known national parks. Direct link on ArcGIs.

     

    THE EARTH SCIENCE GEOINQUIRY COLLECTION

    http://www.esri.com/geoinquiries

    The Earth Science GeoInquiry collection contains 15 free, web-mapping activities that correspond and extend map-based concepts in leading middle school Earth science textbooks. The activities use a standard inquiry-based instructional model, require only 15 minutes for a teacher to deliver, and are device agnostic.  The activities harmonize with the Next Generation Science Standards. Activity topics include:

    •                 Topographic maps

    •                 Remote sensing

    •                 Minerals / Mining

    •                 Rock Types

    •                 Landforms

    •                 Plate tectonics

    •                 Earthquakes

    •                 Volcanoes

    •                 Mountain building

    •                 Fresh water

    •                 Ocean features

    •                 Ground wind and temperature patterns

    •                 Weather

    •                 Storms

    •                 Climate change

    Section 1

    Interpret properties of the landscape using topographic maps of well-known national parks. Direct link on ArcGIs.

     

    THE EARTH SCIENCE GEOINQUIRY COLLECTION

    http://www.esri.com/geoinquiries

    The Earth Science GeoInquiry collection contains 15 free, web-mapping activities that correspond and extend map-based concepts in leading middle school Earth science textbooks. The activities use a standard inquiry-based instructional model, require only 15 minutes for a teacher to deliver, and are device agnostic.  The activities harmonize with the Next Generation Science Standards. Activity topics include:

    •                 Topographic maps

    •                 Remote sensing

    •                 Minerals / Mining

    •                 Rock Types

    •                 Landforms

    •                 Plate tectonics

    •                 Earthquakes

    •                 Volcanoes

    •                 Mountain building

    •                 Fresh water

    •                 Ocean features

    •                 Ground wind and temperature patterns

    •                 Weather

    •                 Storms

    •                 Climate change