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- GeoInquiries, from ESRI
GeoInquiries™ are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based content found in commonly used textbooks. Each activity is designed using a common inquiry model and can be presented quickly from a single computer and projector or modified for students’ hands-on engagement. Collections of 15-20 activities per topic enhance your curriculum throughout the year.
Includes some topics we follow at EnergyTeachers.org, including climate, weather, wind power resources, remote sensing, volcanoes and plate boundaries, watersheds, ocean currents, and climate change.
- Spinning up wind power, a GeoInquiry from Environmental Science
This 15-minute activity explores potential and developed wind capacity by state as well as challenges that Texas has faced to develop wind power. Students use a geographic information system (GIS) to observe and analyze wind patterns across the United States of America.
An instruction sheet includes a link to an interactive map, analytic questions, and concrete directions to use the map, and references to similar studies.