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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.
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. 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.
Guide to TI-Navigator with the TI-73 Explorer
Students explore the features of the TI-73 Explorer calculator and the TI-Navigator. For 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.
The Mathematical Dynamics of Celestial Navigation and Astronavigation
High schoolers explore the different methods used in celestial Navigation and astronavigation. In this math lesson, students construct a sextant and demonstrate how it works.
Marine Navigation-Plot Your Course
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.
How to be a Great Navigator!
Students 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.
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. An worthwhile lesson even for people who don't live in Arkansas.
Where Am I - Navigation and Satellites
Students explore geography by completing a navigation activity in class. In this satellite positioning lesson, 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.
Navigating by the Numbers
Students observe how math is important in navigation and engineering. They study how surveyors use math and science to calcute, count, measure, label, and indicate distances on a map. They estimate specific distances.
Where Am I: Navigation and Satellites
Students explore the concept of triangulation that is used in navigation satellites and global positioning systems designed by engineers. They determine ways these technologies can help people determine their position or the location of someone else.
Geometry and the TI-Navigator: Transformations Part 2, Rotations
Tenth graders explore rotations. In this geometry lesson plan, 10th graders use TI- Navigator to examine the coordinates of a pre-image and the image. Students investigate the coordinates of the points as they examine rotations of 90, 180 and 270 degrees.
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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?
Designing a Virtual Path - Lesson 1
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, which has excellent websites, worksheets, and in-class activities embedded in it.
Stellar Navigation Curriculum
Students investigate the concept of star mapping and how it is used in space navigation. They conduct various activities to see the effect of mapping. Also the teacher uses models and demonstrations in order to communicate the main objectives of the lesson.
Marine Navigation Lesson Plan See That Sound?
Learners investigate the use of sonar equipment that is used to scan the ocean floor. They examine how scientists gain information about the bathymetry of the sea floor which helps sailors navigate safely.
Middle schoolers work together to discover the importance of charts while navigating. They complete a worksheet and practice reading maps. They create their own nautical chart to complete the lesson.
Students experience navigation. In this celestial navigation lesson plan, students create an astrolabe. Students simulate locating the North Star in Second Life.
First Fractals with TI Navigator
Students investigate fractals using a TI Navigator. In this geometry lesson plan, students create geometric representation of Cantor dust. They explore and model characteristics of functions.
TE Lesson: Navigating at the Speed of Satellites
Students study the basic concepts of the Global Positioning System and how it increases the accuracy of navigation. They examine trilateration and how the speed of light is used to calculate distances.
Exploring Maps: Navigation
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan 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 plan includes background information for the teacher to use.