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Discovery Area Post-Protocol DLESE Reviewed Collection
The purpose of this resource is to use a land cover type map to make environmentally sound decisions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
For science/educational use consistent with the methodologies of the GLOBE Program.
DLESE Catalog ID: GLOBE-225
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Organisms and environments
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Properties of earth materials
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
        • Sci. / tech. in local challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Risks and benefits
        • Sci. / tech. in society
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Personal and community health
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
The GLOBE Program
http://www.globe.gov/