Welcome to the Geosystems Home Page!
Table of Contents
- What is Geosystems?
- Meet Mr. Sanford
- Sample Online Geoscience-Related Curriculum
- Geoscience-Related World Wide Web Sites
- Other Interesting World Wide Web Sites
Geosystems is an upper-level, technology-based earth- and environmental
science course. This exciting new course will feature:
Keep your finger on the pulse of Geosystems in Fairfax County Public
Schools (FCPS) by frequently visiting the following Web sites:
For further information regarding the new geosystems course, please
contact either Mr. Sanford or
your guidance counselor.
- Authentic, project-based learning (student-selected topics related to
the earth and environmental sciences)
- High-speed computer networking via the Internet (providing access to
the rich variety of human and information resources available via the
- Videoconferencing (via the Internet) to collaborate with professional
- Use of visualization tools to understand complex scientific data sets
- Use of image processing applications to analyze/interpret
near-real-time remotely-sensed imagery, e.g., weather satellite and
weather radar imagery
- Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning
- Use of interactive multimedia authorware to design/create
student-generated multimedia presentations, including World Wide Web
- Use of the Texas Instruments TI-83 graphing calculator and
calculator-based laboratory (CBL)
- Portfolio assessment
Mr. Walter Sanford is uniquely qualified to
offer a high quality program of instruction in the geosciences. Mr.
Sanford has nearly thirty years of teaching experience, including over two
decades of experience working to integrate instructional technology into
the science curriculum.
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