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.
Don't forget the 'Name the Drone Competition'. Entries due Tuesday 5 May 2015!
Video questions and answers
Questions - Word (48k) | PDF (180k)
Answers - Word (50k) | PDF (118k)
Questions - Word (47k) | PDF (108k)
Answers - Word (49k) | PDF (126k)
Questions - Word (50k) | PDF (109k)
Answers - Word (55k) | PDF (125k)
Answers to Print and Copy Activities
- The Language of Location - Word (282k) | PDF (241k)
- Reading Maps and Using Geospatial Data - Word (1.4Mb) | PDF (350k)
- Surveying Maths Problem - PDF (500k)
- Learn about GPS or Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the LINZ Survey toolbox module - PDF (511k).
Check out this power point presentation and audioboos that students from Ilam School completed:
- Waitaki Salmon trout
- Waitaki black fronted terns
- Aoraki and Waitaki:
- Waitaki lizard:
- Planning Sequence example of the High Country hi-tech virtual field trip - Word (110k) | PDF (152k)
- Do a class audioconference summary. Making a class summary of an audioconference 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 audioconference summary sheet - Word (30k). We'd love to share your ideas so please send your class summary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember you can listen to the audioconferences again from the audio recordings if you want to gather more information.
- Watch the cool little Youtube clip about Geodesy - NASA's Brief History of Geodesy.
- Try the 3D modelling tools on SketchUp and 3D Warehouse
- Check out Eagle Technology and GIS in Schools.
- 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 email@example.com for more details.
- Watch this video on the Geospatial Revolution from Penn State Public Broadcasting.
- 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.
- See a great demonstration of the principle of using four satellites to determine a GPS location.
- Watch the comic West Wing - Why are Maps Changing? Youtube video that questions the accuracy of the Mercator map projection.
- Find out about careers in surveying and the spatial industries at the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and Careers NZ sites.
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