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- Be inspired to explore the great outdoors during Get Outdoors Week
- Celebrate GIS day 17 November 2021 - find out more here
- Get ready for the outdoors by using resources provided by the Mountain Safety Council
- Watch the Mountain Safety Council’s Tramping Video Series where some track videos use LINZ digital topographic map images in 3D!
- Find out more about reading topographical maps in LINZ Topo50 Map guide
- Visit the online topographic maps site
- If you have a Smart Phone, check out these NZ Topo 50 Map Apps - there is one for the North Island and one for the South Island. These apps download LINZ topo50 maps to your phone – handy when you are outdoors and out of phone coverage range (note the app costs around $7 each).
- Get access to digital map data that LINZ uses to make printed topographic maps through the online LINZ data service LDS.
- Take a look at Kā Huru Manu - the online, digital Ngāi Tahu Atlas. This atlas includes over 1,000 traditional Māori place names that have been fully referenced from whānau manuscripts, published books, 19th century maps, newspaper articles, and a vast array of unpublished material.
- Check out the LINZ 3D flyover of the New Zealand continent
- Check out the enhanced Google Earth – everywhere in 3D now which was relaunched last year
- Enter The World of Digital Mapping and discover how technology is transforming maps
- Take a look at the Unfolding the Map site
- Watch the cool little Youtube clip about Geodesy - NASA's Brief History of Geodesy
- Check out GIS in Schools teaching resources from Eagle Technology, including; Using GIS to build geographic skills and this Earthquake Learning Guide using GIS
- What is GIS?
- Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom
- ArcGIS Online is software that is ready to use with nothing to install or setup. It allows you to effortlessly create and share maps via the internet, even embedding them in blogs, web pages, and web applications. ArcGIS for Desktop is software that enables you to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data, revealing relationships, patterns, and trends. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Watch a video from LINZ about what geospatial data is
- Make your own map displays using the LINZ Data Service
- Go to the Land Information New Zealand website to learn more about LINZ and how they look after many of the official records about New Zealand's land features and boundaries.
- Explore the LINZ school resources
- See a great demonstration of the principle of using four satellites to determine a GPS location
- Find out about careers in surveying and the spatial industries at Survey and Sapatial New Zealand and Careers NZ sites
Teachers, did you make your own unit or activity or lesson plan for this field trip? If so please email it to us and we will add it to this section.
Student self assessments
Your students can complete the online pre-test and post-test student self-assessment forms for this field trip. Once completed you can email email@example.com to have your class submissions extracted and emailed to you. It's OK if just some of your students have filled them in or if they have submitted either self assessment rather than both.
- Generic Planning Sequence for a LEARNZ virtual field trip - Word (610k) | PDF (233k) | Google doc.
- EPIC: Through EPIC The Ministry of Education has paid a subscription on behalf of all registered New Zealand schools to access a range of quality, educational e-resources. For information about how to register with EPIC go to http://www.epic.org.nz/. More information is at https://www.tki.org.nz/epic2. If you are unsure if your school is registered ask your librarian or principal.
- Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google doc to use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).
- Web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - Word (25k) | PDF (167k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
- Do a class web conference summary. Making a class summary of an web conference is a great way of reviewing the information your students heard. It's easy to do, purely as some text, or as main facts on a picture background. Feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - Word (29k) | PDF (114k) | Google doc. We'd love to share your ideas so please send your class summary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Remember you can listen to the web conferences again from the audio recordings if you want to gather more information.
- The LEARNZ Team think that joining the NZASE and staying connected through its email newsletter will help you become a better teacher of science.
Answers to Print and Copy Activities
- The Language of Location - Word (282k) | PDF (241k) | Google doc
- Using Google Maps - Word (1.4Mb) | PDF (350k) | Google doc
- Surveying Maths Problem - PDF (500k)
- Learn about GPS or Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the LINZ Survey toolbox module - PDF (511k).
NCEA Spatial Sciences Resources
- Complete the Flood Hazard Activity using ArcGIS online.
- Check out this NCEA Internal Assessment Resource for Geography Level 1 'Applying Spatial Analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem using ArcGIS Online.
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