With the increased use of smart phones, GPS (global positioning systems) and ipads, understanding the dynamics between human activity and watershed function becomes more viable in the classroom. Check out these ArcLessons, developed by teachers and utilizing the ArcGis online website, for use in a secondary level classroom. Feedback on these lessons is encouraged at the website (below). Visit and explore the many other lessons using spatial data to explore our world!
- Rivers lesson using ArcGIS
- Water Quality lesson using ArcGIS
- Weather and Streamflow lesson using ArcGIS
ESRI GIS Education Community provides ArcGIS lessons across all disciplines and from K-12 to higher education. These lessons are offered through the Creative Commons license and are posted by teachers, not by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute).
From their website: “ArcLessons is a resource for you to share lessons for using GIS in the classroom. You can browse a list of lessons by category or use the search tools to find lessons in your area of interest. You also can contribute your Lessons or LessonPaks to ArcLessons for other educators to use.”
Click View Larger Map to see an ArcGIS map created online (River Watch Schools)