With Google Earth, students will gain geo-spatial awareness of the Great Lakes and their
own connection to them and will ultimately understand the importance (both local and global) of the Great Lakes as a freshwater resource.
As a culminating activity, students will work collaboratively to create a presentation telling why the Great Lakes are so great.
This is part 1 of a 4 part unit plan, but each unit can be executed independently.
Perth Depth Study - Unit 4.
Fieldwork booklet which covers Perth City, and activities using Google Earth, the ABS and further research.
This is an assessment, but can be broken up into smaller tasks.
Teachers should take the Year 12s around Perth city (guide/times are included on the first page) or - could just set the Google Earth/ABS section as work.
the site, situation, internal and external morphology and functions
the nature, scope and causes of each of the four selected challenges being confronted, and the
implication for the place
the range of planning strategies that have been used to address each of the four selected challenges,
and how these compare with, and/or have been informed by, responses implemented in other places,
both inside and outside Australia
collect geographical information, incorporating ethical protocols, from a range of primary sources
(interviews, questionnaires, student’s own experiences, and field observations) and secondary sources
(online maps, websites, spatial software applications, print resources and visual media)
identify and describe natural and cultural features and their patterns on the Earth’s surface using ground
level photographs, aerial photographs (vertical and oblique), radar imagery and satellite imagery
(Landsat, weather satellites and Google Earth)
use the internet as a tool for geographical research
use simple applications, software and online resources (including Google Earth and Google Maps) to
access atlases and remote sensing products (photographs, radar imagery and satellite imagery) for the
purpose of describing and interpreting spatial patterns and relationships
access databases, such as Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Bureau of Meteorology, for spatial and
use geospatial technologies, including GPS, to collect and map spatial data
collect primary data using field techniques, including: surveys and interviews, observing and recording,
listening, questioning, sketching and annotating, measuring and counting, photographing and
collate primary data using techniques, including: listing, tabulating, report writing, graphing, constructing
diagrams and mapping
analyse and interpret primary data
This is one of a selection of posters for schools to download for free from the Plotr website.
There are posters for a range of GCSE subjects linking the subject to possible career pathways.
A 'Sector Skills Council' Factsheet on the Skills Professional and Managerial industry, giving advice on all types of jobs in this area. Employment, careers, job roles, work-related learning. (Apprenticeships, Further Education, Getting a Job, Higher Education, Work Experience, Self-employment/Entrepreneurship).
There is no minimum age requirement to be an explorer. Earth and space science explorers come in all ages. What they have in common is that they all use NASA science and technology to study the home planet or the universe. This poster highlights some of the explorers in the NASA Earth Explorers and NASA Space Science Explorers series of articles on the NASA.gov education pages. Some of the explorers highlighted on this poster are still in school, and some are adults who have chosen science as a career.
As part of Geography Awareness Week 2011, discover 20 missions to complete in your community inside these special booklets. Each mission is carefully designed to promote learning about local people, wildlife and places. Created by National Geographic Education in partnership with The Geography Collective learners can win points and earn badges for doing missions. Badges include Photography, Mapping, Storytelling and Taking Action!
Designed primarily for educators, this booklet outlines the different categories of NASA images and data available, with specific sources and detailed descriptions of how sample resources may be used in the classroom or informal education setting.
Take your pupils on a journey from the classroom – Google Earth can bring the world closer and inspire curiosity as an integral part of lessons.
With tours or layers you can dive into the oceans, track endangered species, monitor earthquakes and weather, keep up-to-date with resource conflicts – or create your very own layers.
The manuals bring together skills for space and mapping, using tech tools and project management.