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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. An worthwhile instructional activity even for people who don't live in Arkansas.
Students 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.
Students explore nautical charts used for navigation. For 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. Students answer 12 questions using a nautical chart. They transfer the angle of a line to another point using parallel rules and drafting triangles in order to determine direction using a compass rose.
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. After they have mastered filters, introduce your pupils to operators, symbols or words that a search site recognizes to narrow a search in a specific way. Learners can practice and add their new knowledge to their guide, or complete one of the other suggested assessments.
If you are following a Common-Core-based math curriculum, then this app is for you. By arranging topics based on a sequential learning pathway, this app helps to answer questions such as: When does the Common Core first address parameter and area? What experience with linear equations can I expect my incoming Algebra 1 students to have?
Learners 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. Learners view diagrams of the Earth's orbit and complete math problems to determine the differences in geographic locations on Earth.
A fabulous unit of study on The Age of Discovery, European explorers, and Christopher Columbus is here for you. In these eight lessons, pupils study the affects these explorations had on other cultures. Hands-on activities include using navigational tools, enhancing mapmaking skills, and simulations regarding first contact. This outstanding series of lessons contain video links, resource links, worksheets, and a phenomenal teacher-created test to be given at the end.
Using their knowledge of number, measurement, and geometry, learners design a "virtual path" that enables a ladybug to hide under a leaf. Pupils also develop navigational skills by testing to see if their path's accuracy and revising their solutions. This is an interesting lesson plan, which has excellent websites, worksheets, and in-class activities embedded in it.
In this video, Sal solves another navigation problem that combines the SOH-CAH-TOA model and the relationship between distance, rate, and time. The most challenging part of this problem is probably the set up, and he does a good job of drawing out exactly what problem needs to be solved.