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The Intersection of Science Standards and the Real World...
The Intersection of Science Standards and the Real World
Erika Klose, West Virginia Department of Education
GIS is increasingly being used in classrooms in the state of West Virginia, through a state-wide K-12 license through ESRI. While GIS most easily lends itself to geography and the environmental sciences, it is also a powerful teaching tool in other disciplines. GIS can be used in teaching traditionally non-spatial topics, by adding a geospatial slant to a chosen type of data. This presentation will include a series of lessons designed to teach core science knowledge with a geospatial slant, the end goal being the intersection of standards-based core science content and real world applications. This presentation will also showcase a partnership between a number of WV GIS professional organizations and classroom teachers seeking to add authentic GIS experiences to their student’s education.
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