Instructional Sequence

GIS Storm Sewers Unit

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Day 1 - Introduction to unit. Pretest.

Day 2 - Introduction to mapping and AEJEE. Students will learn basic tool features of AEJEE and will use handheld GPS devices to acquire geographic coordinates.

Day 3 - Geocaching activity day. Students will use GPS devices to understand magnitude and direction of geographic coordinates.

Day 4 - AEJEE features. Students will use AEJEE to add data layers, locate latitude and longitude positions, use the identify tool to acquire information, and change layer names of shape files.

Day 5 - Practice data collection. Students will use GPS devices to gather geographic coordinate data of storm sewers.

Inclement Weather Day (between Day 4 and 7) - Locating information with AEJEE. Students use AEJEE tools to explore and locate geo-referenced information near the school area.

Day 6 - Data collection practice. Students will use a GPS device to gather geo-referenced storm sewer data.

Day 7 - GPS data collection – Day 1. Students will use a GPS device to gather geo-referenced storm sewer data.

Day 8 - GPS data collection – Day 2 Students will use a GPS device to gather geo-referenced storm sewer data.

Day 9 - Earthquake pattern analysis activity. Students use the AEJEE Property Table and Attribute Table to customize map displays to observe relationships in the data layers and identify patterns.

Day 10 - Storm sewer data entry. Students will enter their collected storm sewer data into a database using a PHP coded database online form.

Day 11 - Spatial pattern analysis. Students will analyze their collected storm sewer data and investigate patterns in the location of double-grated storm sewers.

Day 12 - Changing GIS data displays to observe different data patterns. Students will identify location patterns of double-grated and single-grated storm sewers, investigate patterns of storm sewer placements on East/West and North/South streets and examine the number of storm sewers at the intersections near the 48 Hours Video store, the Cup, and Broughal Middle School to determine if enough storm sewers exist at those locations to prevent customers from getting their shoes and socks wet as they walk into the stores or school.

Day 13 - Database querying. Students will analyze their collected storm sewer data by querying the database.

Day 14 - Application task. Students will complete an application task for storm sewer city planning in an unsurveyed part of Southside Bethlehem.

Day 15 - Review. Students will review main content and concepts for the GIS storm sewers unit.

Day 16 - Posttest


GIS Storm Sewers Unit

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