Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
Use a GPS position sensor to analyze data, obtained from a cemetery, for historical survivorship trends, including determining the life spans of people in the area and how these have changed over time.
**Requires My World GIS License.
Cemeteries in long-established communities can give meaningful information regarding the life spans of people in the area and how these have changed over time. In this lab, students:
- Collect data as a team using a standardized protocol.
- Analyze data for historical survivorship trends.
- Find out how survivorship has changed in their community over the years.
- Differentiate between a survivorship curve and a mortality curve.
Students gain experience in geospatial analysis by conducting the following activities:
- Taking a "snapshot" of local life-span data using a standardized protocol to examine and record information from headstones in a cemetery.
- Importing this data into My World GIS™, and analyzing it for historical survivorship trends.
- Comparing survivorship and mortality curves.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Collects GPS data simultaneously with other sensor measurements, automatically syncing the data to your latitude, longitude, altitude, and velocity. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Blank data tables - Several
Map of the cemetery
The Associated Bundle:
Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.