Global Positioning Systems/GPS Teacher Resources
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TE Lesson: GPS on the Move
Students participate in a scavenger hunt and a drawing activity to examine the use of Global Positioning Systems including a handheld GPS receiver for personal navigation. They practice using the GPS receivers while collecting data from which they decide how to navigate to set points.
6th - 8th Science
Where Am I - Navigation and Satellites
Students explore geography by completing a navigation activity in class. In this satellite positioning lesson plan, students define terms such as orbit, satellite, GPS and triangulation. Students view diagrams of the Earth's orbit and complete math problems to determine the differences in geographic locations on Earth.
3rd - 5th Science
Using GPS units, small groups participate in a scavenger hunt to find an object that you have hidden. They use coordinates for stopping points along a pre-planned path to get to the final cache. This is a terrific activity to include in a geography, mapping, or technology lesson.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific instructional activity on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM instructional activity in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Practical GPS Applications in Forestry & Agriculture
An explanation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Geographic Information System (GIS) is given in this presentation. Uses and applications are considered. How it works and sources of error are also touched upon. A large portion of this slide show provides step-by-step instruction for using the handheld GPS, Garmin eTrex®.
9th - 12th Science
Students analyze the basic concept of Global Positioning Systems using triangulation and measurement on a small scale in the classroom. They describe a satellite and how it helps in locating a person on Earth. They explain how engineers are involved in the design and use of satellites.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering
An Introduction to GPS
GPS is a technological tool that has become available for use by the general public. Navigate the components and science involved in this remote sensing system. Here is a comprehensive collection of slides that would be valuable to share with your technology or engineering classes.
11th - Higher Ed Science
Navigating at the Speed of Satellites
Middle-school scientists explore trilateration and the speed of light in order to understand how GPS works. This fabulous instructional activity is very current and of great interest to youngsters. Use this as a part of your satellite studies in an earth science class or as an part of your curriculum for an engineering class.
6th - 9th Science