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SpatialSci curricula exist for four different content areas: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and Demography.  The Lessons section of the website also contains Google Earth projects and curriculum.  Each lesson exists on the website as a zipped file (unzip using the WinZip application ( that contains all of the documents necessary to implement each lesson including instructions for teachers, student handouts and assessments, GIS data layers, and ArcMap project files.


Although these lessons are developed for specific grade bands, much of the content can be scaled or adapted for a wide variety of class types and levels.  Click the Lessons tab to the right to explore, download, and use the following lessons:


Earth Science

  • Groundwater and the Berkeley Pit
  • Modeling and Mapping Montana ’s Climate
  • Stabilization Wedge Game - Solving the Emissions Problem
  • GPS Drawing
  • Using GIS to Investigate Plate Boundaries and Sands

Life Science

  • Weed Management - Causal Relationships Affecting Tansy Propagation  

Physical Science

  • Google Mars/Google Moon
  • Geographic Information Systems in Science: Google Earth Scavenger Hunt; ArcMap Activity; GPS Search Activity    


  • Presidential Elections of 2000 and 2004
  • Urban Growth
  • Fire Hydrant Proximity Analysis

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