Global Positioning Systems/GPS Teacher Resources
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Where Am I - Navigation and Satellites
Students explore geography by completing a navigation activity in class. In this satellite positioning instructional activity, 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 4 Views 25 Downloads
Investigate and discover the importance of geodesy. Read about how geodesy is used to measure changes in location of points on Earth's surface. Students complete an activity to show location of points on a surface and fill in the blanks to complete 31 sentences about topics related to geodesy.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Young scholars view artwork and navigate the Internet, and read books to learn about the Aurora Borealis. In this Northern Lights instructional activity, students complete a KWL and separate the facts from the myths about the Northern lights.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 121 Downloads
Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 1: Mapping Deep-Sea Habitats
There is a whole world to explore when you are submerged under the Hawaiian sea. Learners in grades five through eight explore Hawaiian volcanoes, the coral reefs, submarine technologies, and the deep sea habitats. They use a bathymetric data sheet to discuss how maps are made and modeled.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 9 Downloads
Students identify basic knowledge of a GPS and its related terminology. Students list the common uses of a GPS unit and the common sources of error when using GPS receivers. Students comprehend the need and application of GPS/GIS in various areas of work and recreation.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
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 19 Views 37 Downloads