Curriculum specific to the use of geospatial technologies is housed in this section of the website.


  Earth Science

  Modeling and Mapping Montana's Climate
  Students build a geodatabase of temperature and precipitation data using a climate data archive from the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, create geospatial layers, evaluate regional climate trends, and predict effects of long-term climate trends on the distribution of plants, animals, urban features, and emergence of diseases.
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  Stabilization Wedge Game - Solving the Emissions Problem
  This lesson, developed by the Carbon Mitigation Program, contains background information and an interactive, hands-on game that allows players to define strategies for reducing CO2 emissions and find solutions for the world's greenhouse gas problem. This game is based on peer-reviewed, current research and is a wonderful introduction to carbon policy and energy solutions.
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  GPS Drawing
  This tutorial presents a method for creating GPS drawings, using a handheld Garmin GPS unit and ArcMap.
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5.45 MB

  Using GIS to Investigate Plate Boundaries and Sands
  Students use GIS technology and earthquake, volcano, ocean bathymetry, and geochronology data sets to delineate and classify the tectonic plate boundaries. Sand samples from around the world are also examined to look for connections between the sands we find and their locations relative to plate boundaries.
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  Groundwater and the Berkeley Pit
  This lesson will attempt to answer the question: Is water from Berkeley Pit contaminating nearby wells? If so, what chemicals are at levels that exceed state standards for safe drinking water? To answer this question, ArcMap will be used to look at a color image of the Berkeley Pit along with layers showing well locations, surface water flow, and underground flow. An examination of water quality test data for 2 wells will be used to compare well chemical levels with Montana Drinking Water Quality Standards.
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