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1 STEM Earth Central Exploring Earth System Science

2 STEM Earth Central Earth Science topics that can be used in other science teaching Earth Science topics that can be used in other science teaching Mapping, GPS, GIS applications, geology, water, environmental issues Mapping, GPS, GIS applications, geology, water, environmental issues Hands-on activities and relevant internet resources Hands-on activities and relevant internet resources Designing and conducting research project Designing and conducting research project Applications to teaching in the K12 classroom Applications to teaching in the K12 classroom Curriculum concept component Curriculum concept component Optional extensions Optional extensions

3 The Earth systems affect us Water Water Climate Climate Earth movements Earth movements Energy resources Energy resources

4 Spatial Analysis Maps as the basis Maps as the basis Overlay other kinds of data Overlay other kinds of data Look for patterns and trends Look for patterns and trends

5 Earthquake & tsunami of December 26, 2004

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7 Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

8 Close up of Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia (before and after Dec. 26, 2004)

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10 GIANT EARTHQUAKES Chile, 9.5 magnitude Alaska, Alaska, Russia, Indonesia, 9.0 Megathrust earthquakes, like the Sumatra quake, often generate large tsunamis that cause damage over a much wider area than is directly affected by ground shaking near the earthquake's rupture.

11 Can it happen here?

12 Globally, the number of people living within 100 km of the coast increased from roughly 2 billion in 1990 to 2.2 billion in percent of the world's population. (2004 World Resources Institute )

13 Role of the Ocean If polar ice melts, geography will change! If polar ice melts, geography will change! Today Today +15 m +15 m +30 m +30 m +60 m +60 m +120 m +120 m

14 Mapping comes first! Earth-related problems involve spatial data analysis. Earth-related problems involve spatial data analysis. Need to make and interpret maps. Need to make and interpret maps. Relate these to satellite images and on-the-ground observations. Relate these to satellite images and on-the-ground observations. Lets get started!! Lets get started!!


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