Mapping Local Data in a GIS

Type of Resource



This activity offers an introduction to working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by using field data on the Urban Heat Island Effect that was collected by students. The field data is entered in the GIS, displayed in a map, and analyzed.

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS3-6   Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

MS-ESS3-3   Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

Science and Engineering Practices