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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
Rollin' on the River: The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
Middle schoolers take a close look at the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation system. They study how the Army Corps of Engineers built and monitor the system. Learners discover how a lock and a dam work, and study three benefits of having a dam built on a river: navigation, flood control, and recreation.
6th - 8th Science
Beginner 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Uncover new or more relevant information with the filtering tools in the top navigation bar. First, show your class the tools and demonstrate how to use a few. Next, give class members some time to apply what they have learned. They can work individually or with others to create a guide that describes how to use filters with examples.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Exploring Maps: Navigation
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of navigation while research is conducted with the use of a variety of resources. The information is used to expand their perspective of the applications for navigation. The lesson includes background information for the teacher to use.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring Maps: Lesson 2 Guide: Navigation
Students explore and examine how maps have been used in navigation. They research how travelers collected observations to keep track of their positions and plotted information on maps. Each student then makes a Mercator projection similar to the one Lewis and Clark used.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it would be a lot of fun.
8th - 12th Physical Education
Prince Henry the Navigator
Sanges, Portugal is of great significance in the world of ancient exploration. It was what was believed to be" Land's End," but as we now know it wasn't! Learn all about the travels and navigational triumphs of Prince Henry the Navigator. Wonderful photographs will make this a visual treat for learners.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Learners are introduced to the concept of stellar navigation. Inside a portable digital planetarium they identify various stars that were used as a navigational tool. They go through several activities in which they attempt to identify their location on earth (in latitude and longitude measurements) using the night sky.
6th - 8th Science
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative. Both you and your students can enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, detailed maps, and lists of facts about such famous explorers as Ferdinand Magellan.
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History
Where Am I?
Extensive background on marine navigation is provided for you as the teacher. Assign groups to research marine navigation techniques and construct astrolabes. Resource links are listed for extension ideas. If you are teaching an oceanography course, this will be a valuable addition to your curriculum.
9th - 12th Science
Students explore ways a sextant can be a reliable tool that is still being used by today's navigators and how computers can help assure accuracy when measuring angles. This activity will show how computers can be used to understand equations even when knowing how to do the math is unknown.
6th - 8th Math
Guide to TI-Navigator with the TI-73 Explorer
Learners explore the features of the TI-73 Explorer calculator and the TI-Navigator. In this secondary mathematics lesson, students examine the menus and capabilities of the TI-73 and the TI-Navigator. This is a complete guide, including sources for technical support.
9th - 12th Math
Marine Navigation-Plot Your Course
Learners explore nautical charts used for navigation. In this marine navigation lesson plan, students determine distance and direction between features on nautical charts, they identify obstacles and they identify characteristics of common aid to navigation.
9th - 12th Science
How to be a Great Navigator!
Learners examine historical methods of navigation. They discuss the techniques of "Dead Reckoning," "Heaving the Log," and "Chip Log," pretend to sail from Europe to North America using vectors and determine the location of their landfall, and take a quiz.
6th - 8th Math