Case Study: Middle School Students Put GIS to Work

ArcNews January, 2002

Academic Instruction

Thanks to some creative thinkers, GIS is now second nature to middle school students as they create stories of two pet store escapees--brother and sister mice, Rudy and Gus. As the two mice descend on Seattle's Thornton Creek in their trusty teriyaki dish following the watershed from its headwaters to its mouth in Lake Washington, students create fictional adventures by combining real-life fieldwork, mapping, and research skills.