GIS IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM

PUTTING THE SPATIAL INTO SCIENCE

The GIS in the science classroom course has been designed to provide an accessible and achievable approach for science teachers who are interested in introducing the technology of Geographic Information Systems into their teaching. While GIS has been primarily used in Geography classes around the world this workshop will show that many of the skills and techniques provided by GIS technology can be successfully applied to the study of science. 

GIS is a wonderful learning tool to enhance Science education, with the bonus outcome of making students aware of GIS technology and the related employment opportunities.

ACHIEVABLE GIS IN SCIENCE STARTERS

*An excuse to hug a tree: measuring green with Citygreen            

*Water matters: mapping water quality                                           

*Did the earth move? World quakes                                            

*Quakes alive: shaking all over                                                        

*Rock of the ages: rocks and deposits                                           

*Rock and water: mapping landforms and aquifers                      

*Eureka underground! : mapping OZ minerals                              

*In deep water: Australia’s unseen continent   

*Nothing is the same: mapping microclimates 

 

Download the 'GIS and Science' paper below 

GISinSciencearticle.pdf

                               Click here to go to the 'Free Spatial download' page

Go to the GIS in Science Spatialworlds blog posting

 
Links to the Spatial Worlds website pages

1. Churchill project blog

2. The GIS skill development process 

3. 'Windows to the past' historical resource

4. Historical GIS resource

5. Using GIS in the teaching of Science

6. GIS and politics: Being a citizen

 7. Technology in SOSE

8. Virtual Tourism

9. GIS in the field 

10. Spatial vocations