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New York Landscape Regions in Google Earth: Hudson Mohawk Lowlands
The Hudson Mohawk Lowlands tour is part of the New York Landscape Regions Collection of Google Earth tours, created by a group of New York State science educators. This tour introduces students to limestone quarrying along the western shore of the Hudson River south of Catskill, New York. They can follow the courses of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal eastward to the Cohoes Falls and the confluence of the Mohawk with the Hudson River. It also provides a look at issues involved with the cleanup of PCB-laden sediments in the Hudson River.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Field trip - virtual
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Requires Google Earth software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2006, DLESE New York Landscape Region Project.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-068
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
  • National Geography Standards:
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Related resources:
This resource requires 'User's Manual: New York Landscape Regions In Google Earth'
This resource requires 'Google Earth: Explore, Search and Discover'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation

Contributor: Tim Brisley
NY Landscape Regions Collection