Monday, 15 January 2007: 11:15 AM
Promoting Earth Systems Education using Geospatial Technologies
206B (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Due to recent technological advances, including remote sensing satellites from NASA and NOAA, students for the first time in history have the ability to observe the Earth from a top-down, bottom-up perspective of Space-Earth:Earth to Space (SEES). Using resources available online, such as Digital Libraries and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, students are now able to construct layers of information, imagery and data, making a comprehensive view of "place." During this session you will be introduced to a variety of online resources such as GLOBE (www.globe.gov) and DLESE (www.dlese.org) that promote Earth System science education and the use of real-time data in the classroom. Learn how to help your science students not only contribute to international databases, but access and use those databases to engage in true inquiry. Standards-based resources are availble through these web sites. After and introduction to GIS, you will contruct your own unique view of the Earth.