Learning Unit Description:
Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training (iGETT) presents a series of Learning Units (LU) designed to incorporate federal land remote sensing data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instruction. This LU covers the use of GIS to detect land change in Nueces County, Corpus Christi, Texas and in particular a region of interest around Oso Bay. During this lesson students will use satellite remote sensing images and orthoimagery to: 1) identify areas of land cover change and 2) develop reclassification techniques for both land use and cover. The lesson will enable students to analyze and interpret the significance and consequences of land cover change through space based remote sensing observations.
This iGETT Learning Unit is intended to take 15-20 hours of classroom instruction over a 3-4 week period. Students should spend a total of about 6 hours on homework (dependent on grade and skill levels). All LUs are intended for students with a basic understanding of GIS.
This learning unit includes an instructor guide, a curriculum support document, a document of student worksheets, PowerPoint lessons, photos, videos and data sets.
The 8-page Curriculum Support Document and 16-page Instructor Guide provide an overview of the lesson, including lesson purpose, a description of the learning unit, learning objectives, student outcomes, a list of software and hardware needed, a list of included data sets, the sequence and timeline of lessons and activities, and more. The Instructor Guide includes additional information and notes for the timeline of lessons and activities.
The Land Change Classification Work Sheets document includes 7 worksheets. Worksheets include questions that cover visually interpreting 2002 landsat images, comparing 1992 and 2002 landsat images, land coverage changes between 1992 and 2002, and more.
There are 4 data sets included and are in .rar format.
For orientation purposes OsoBayLCCC_Nelson_CS_June2008.pdf has been included as a separate attachment, and offers a sample of the type of material included in the lesson unit.
LU_Nelson (10 files, 2.32 G)
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