2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 25, 2003)
Paper No. 56-3
Presentation Time: 1:00 PM-3:45 PM

THE EARTH EXPLORATION TOOLBOOK: FACILITATING THE USE OF DATA TO TEACH EARTH SCIENCE PROCESSES

LEDLEY, Tamara Shapiro1, DAHLMAN, LuAnn1, MCAULIFFE, Carla1, HADDAD, Nick1, MANDUCA, Cathryn2, FOX, Sean2, BLAHA, Denise3, FREUDER, Rita3, and DOWNS, Robert4, (1) TERC, 2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140, Tamara_Ledley@terc.edu, (2) Geology Department, Carleton College, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057, (3) Complex Systems Research Center, Univ of New Hampshire, 39 College Road, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824, (4) CIESIN, Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY 10964

The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) presents step-by-step examples of using Earth science datasets and data analysis tools in educational settings. Each chapter in the EET walks users through a compelling case study in which they use data and analysis tools to explore issues and concepts in Earth system science. Designed for use by K-12 teachers, undergraduate faculty, and their students, each chapter provides enough experience and in-depth knowledge of the resource to enable an educator to use it, apply it to other teaching contexts, or help students use the resource to explore and investigate aspects of the Earth system of interest to them.

In this poster, we will demonstrate the currently available EET chapters. Chapter topics include Annotating Change over Time in Satellite Images Investigating Earthquakes through GIS Mapping and Analysis Investigating the Relationship between Precipitation and Streamflow Analyzing Population Statistics in the United States and Mexico Comparing Climate Change Across the United States from 2000 to 2100.

We will also demonstrate the EET template. The template will enable individuals and groups in the broader science and education communities to contribute chapters featuring additional Earth science datasets and analysis tools.

2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 25, 2003)
Session No. 56--Booth# 3
Using Data to Teach Earth Processes: An Illustrated Community Discussion (Posters). Special Session in Support of the NAGT/DLESE "On the Cutting Edge" Program
Washington State Convention and Trade Center: Hall 4-F
1:00 PM-3:45 PM, Sunday, November 2, 2003

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 35, No. 6, September 2003, p. 115

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