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Students explore safety issues and challenges related to various modes of transportation through readings and discussion. They create blueprints for technological methods to make those modes of transportation safer.
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative. Both you and your students can enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, detailed maps, and lists of facts about such famous explorers as Ferdinand Magellan.
Students investigate one family's volunteer tourism experience and the international volunteer organizations to create a community guide to helping those in need around the world.
Students design a simple compass. They examine how the Earth's magnetic field has both horizontal and vertical components. They determine how a compass works and work with cardinal directions.
In this GPS and circles instructional activity, 10th graders solve and complete 11 various types of problems related to information given on GPS navigation and circles. First, they write the standard form equation of each circle centered at a given place. Then, students use a compass to sketch the graph of each circle on the set of axes provided. They also find the coordinates of that plane.
Learners use the Ti Navigator to solve problems. In this algebra lesson, students define inverse variation and use technology to solve the problems using the inverse. This lesson provides hands technology to create a visual approach.
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. 
Students explore navigation principles by observing, measuring, and interpreting data to determine locations. Using a compass, compass rose, and a transit, they plot courses and discover the workings of the Global Positioning System (GPS). In groups, students complete worksheets involving math geometry, measurement, number operations, and data analysis skills.
Students simulate a course with and without a guide as if they were an airplane with and without air traffic control. They read and discuss the article "For Airlines, Hands-On Air Traffic Control". They discuss challenges that air traffic controllers and pilots face.
Pupils study sonar and will explain the concept of it and its major components.  In this design instructional activity students build a low-cost sonar system. 
Students demonstrate how to take bearings using a compass. In pairs, they select objects in the classroom then write down its first initial and bearing. They exchange papers and try to disciver their partner's object.
Students investigate how Global Positioning Systems work and how and why GPS receivers make errors. They graph data points and apply estimation and prediction to real-life GPS situations, discuss time delay, and complete a worksheet.
Middle schoolers go on a GPS scavenger hunt. They use GPS receivers to find designated waypoints and report back on what they found. They compute distances between waypoints based on the latitude and longitude, and compare with the distance the receiver finds. Students understand the usefulness of applied math in engineering and that all types of math is being used when a GPS guides them from point to point.
Students, adult basic education learners, develop computer skills and practice using Microsoft Excel to create charts and bar graphs. They search the Internet for news information and navigate to various sites.
Students watch the movie "Muppet Treasure Island" and then taking on roles of characters in the movie answer navigational questions to try discover the location of a treasure hidden by the teacher.
Seventh graders describe the major features of maps and compasses. They read a topographical map. They take a bearing using a compass. They practice using scales on a map.
Students copy and practice familiar transportation vocabulary words. They write senteces using contractions for simple directions. They listen to a traffic hews report and summarize the report in their own words. They compare and contrast traffice signs in their native country with the U.S..
Eleventh graders study the American Revolution. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary sources. Students participate in a simulation on taxes. 
Students take bearing with a compass. Students complete an individual handout by choosing any object in the classroom and write bearing directions for the object. They trade papers and try to locate each other's object.
Students explore the World Wide Web and its interconnecting threads providing data. The lesson was originally written for librarians with little or no net experiences.