Navigation Teacher Resources
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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.
3rd - 5th Science
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.
Pre-K - 2nd Math
How to Navigate in the Wilderness
While many of our learners aren't going to be out in the wilderness on their own, it is important for them to understand why we stress the importance of maps, compasses, and thinking skills. This short clip describes what is needed to safely navigate the wilderness.
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed Physical Education
News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the hunt and the idea of interpretive journalism.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sonar & Echolocation
A well-designed, comprehensive, and attractive slide show supports direct instruction on how sonar and echolocation work. Contained within the slides are links to interactive websites and instructions for using apps on a mobile device to explore sound.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities, Roosevelt’s December 8, 1941 speech, primary source accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a San Francisco Chronicle article on post-war trauma, and graphic organizers for a culminating essay.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Common Core Navigator for Mathematics
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?
K - 12th Math
Young scholars investigate how to read a topographical map and triangulate with just a map. They convert a compass measurement to a protractor measurement, reverse a bearing direction, and using a worksheet take a bearing of certain landmarks and then start at those landmarks to work backwards to figure out where they are.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Getting it Right!
Students investigate error. As shown in earlier activities from navigation lessons 1 through 3, without an understanding of how errors can affect position, one cannot navigate well. Students explore how computers can help in navigation. By using the power of computers to do calculations and repetitive tasks, they see how changing parameters likes angles and distances and introducing errors will affect their overall result.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Factoring and Solving Quadratic Binomials
Here is a TI-Navigator™ activity that allows students to review the concept of factoring and solving quadratic binomials, including a connection to graphical solutions. They enter a number such as -2 using the minus key and not the negative (-) key (due to the inability of the number fields to support more than one possible answer).
9th - 12th Math
TE Lesson: GPS on the Move
Students participate in a scavenger hunt and a drawing activity to examine the use of Global Positioning Systems including a handheld GPS receiver for personal navigation. They practice using the GPS receivers while collecting data from which they decide how to navigate to set points.
6th - 8th Science