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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.
Learners 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.
Young biologists take a look at some of the unique ways that nocturnal animals survive in the dark. After reading a terrific student handout which is embedded in the plan, learners work together to answer questions about what they have read. The seven-question worksheet should lead to some terrific discussion amongst your pupils.
Learners engage in a lesson which shows them that celestial navigation is the art and science of finding one's geographic position by means of astronomical observations, particularly by measuring altitudes of celestial objects - sun, moon, planets or stars. Students measure angles, calculate averages and create a bar graph and calculate circumference.
High schoolers demonstrate skills for historical analysis. They use technology to research and present information to show the evolution of inventions an comprehend how the changes have affected society throughout history. Students navigate through a website and other resource materials to find information and download photographs.
Students discuss the use of satellites and GPS for navigation, tracking, and creating detailed maps. They view satellite images of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Mammoth Cave, and the Grand Canyon using Google maps. After viewing the images, they describe the natural forces that shaped the landforms. Partners research other landforms shaped by natural forces and draw pictures with descriptions.
Young scholars 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.
Some kids think that making a plan for the future is a cinch! Let them discover through peer work and discussion that the road through life isn't always an easy one. The activities and worksheets in this lesson provide them with an opportunity to start considering obstacles they may face as the grow up and ways to overcome them.
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.
Students, while in the computer lab, log in and go to the American Education System to complete a lesson on the American Education System unit. They review all the terms they may see pop up on their screens (link, save, shift, space, enter, etc.). Each student practices how to navigate from one page to the next in the lesson.
Young boat captains must decide where to deliver supplies to the Carolina colony. They examine “Of the Inlets and Havens of this Country,” a primary source document to determine where to put in. Luckily, your sailors have computer access for this exercise and can read the document online. They can move their mouse over highlighted text to reveal supplemental information and text annotation. Some of your readers may be at sea with the antiquated syntax, diction, and the sailing jargon, and thus, they will require additional support understanding the excerpt. Links to all required materials are included in the packet.
Can you fathom a fathom? Through this activity, learners get a grasp of how deep a fathom is and how the floor of The Great Lakes might look. They compare topographic maps to Great Lakes navigation charts, which you will need to obtain in order to completely carry out this lesson plan. This lesson plan would be valuable as your class studies landforms and ocean bottom features, or if you are focusing on The Great Lakes.