GIS Resources for Teaching About Climate
So you've heard about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) , but you're not exactly sure how to use it in your classroom? GIS is an apparatus used to analyze spatial location and organize layers of information into interactive map representations. Through these visualizations deeper understandings of certain phenomenas are realized across professions, whether it be science, politics, marketing and so on. It is for these reasons that GIS can be a great tool to use when trying to teach your students about a variety of topics, especially climate change.
"[GIS is] A framework to organize, communicate, and understand the science of our world"- Esri
The best learning is done when a teacher provides many different learning style options. For those that learn best visually, GIS can be extremely beneficial. We have taken the liberty of compiling a collection of interesting maps that may be of use to you.
1.Welcome to the Anthropocene StoryMap
3. Earth's Biggest Storms StoryMap
4. Water Balance on Planet Earth StoryMap