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Navigation Across the Seas
Students examine nautical navigation and discover the differences between nautical charts and other types of maps or charts. Students practice setting a course, taking a bearing, and dead reckoning. This gives students an example of how vectors and other physics related material is used in the "real world".
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
By Land, Sea or Air
Students learn navigational techniques change when people travel to different places. They understand differences between navigation on land, water, air and in space. They explain the concept of dead reckoning as it applies to navigation estimation.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
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 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students examine how navigation is based on mathematics and how making a mistake in measuring an angle could have an impact on a target. They observe a teacher-led lecture, use a calculator to complete two worksheets, and participate in a hands-on navigation demonstration on the field at school.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Over the Rivers and Through the Woods
Sixth graders examine the purpose of the keelboat used by the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark expedition. They assess its strengths and weaknesses for navigating different rivers, and describe its overall purpose for the Expedition.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
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 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ready, Set, Drift!
Students determine how navigators of ships predict and compensate for the effect of coastal ocean currents. Students use an online database to retrieve data on water movement for selected areas. Students gather information about currents, winds, and tides to solve problems related to coastal navigation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Ready, Set, Drift!
Students define data, recover data from the Internet, and use information they obtain to solve problems. In this investigative lesson plan students answer questions on a worksheet and demonstrate the use of a maneuvering board in solving problems involving ocean currents and navigation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Not So Lost in Space
Pupils investigate how engineers navigate satellites in orbit around the Earth and on their way to other planets in the solar system. They study vocabulary words and participate in studying a satellite by learning about times and dates on a NASA website.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 5 Downloads