Navigational Instruments Teacher Resources
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Prince Henry the Navigator
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.
Plot Your Course
Students determine distance and direction on a nautical chart. In this nautical activity, students identify obstacles and characteristics of common aid to navigation on a nautical chart.
A Star to Steer Her By
Learners determine their latitude using a protracdtor and/or cross-staff to find the altitude of Polaris.
Do You Need a Map?
Students investigate marine navigation. Students access nowCOAST on the Internet and explore marine navigation in modern society. Students obtain and explain the importance of accessing real-time oceanographic and meteorological data.
Compass Building Instructions
Students build their own compass following a given procedure. For this technology lesson, students explain how a compass is used in navigation. They trace the history of its development.
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.
Ahoy! Pirates in Florida and the Caribbean
Students identify pirates and their roles in Florida and the Caribbean, examine their significance in history, and contribute to a multimedia group presentation.
The Caine Mutiny Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A Leader of Salem: Nathaniel Bowditch
Eleventh graders examine the qualities of a leader. In this American History lesson, 11th graders read the story of Nathaniel Bowditch and use it as a catalyst for discussions on leadership and the definition of a hero.
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.
The Energy of Music
Students discover how engineers use sound energy. They participate in hands-on activities in which they discover how we know sound exists. They identify different pitches and frequencies as well.
Do You Need a Map?
Students explain ways marine navigation is important in modern society. For this map study lesson students use a retrieval tool to obtain real-time information on weather forecasts.
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.
New York State Testing-English Language Arts Grade 6
In this language arts testing worksheet, 6th graders complete a total of 26 multiple choice problems covering a variety of grade 6 English concepts.
A Lesson on the Root Spiral
Young scholars create lines and shapes with a compass and a straight edge. In this geometry lesson plan, students investigate square roots, irrational numbers and spirals. They explore nature to see the shapes representing mathematics and geometric relationship.
Deep Blue: Exploring the Deep Ocean
Students examine landforms. In this social studies lesson plan, students bounce a beach ball around in order to discover that seventy percent of the Earth is covered in water. Students
Students create a quilt where the squares tell stories about their lives. In this quilt stories lesson plan, students present their quilts and tell its story after reading books about inspiring quilts.
Students investigate the different types of sundials and their history. In this shadows and time of day lesson students build their own sundials.
Learners create their own quilts with tangram shapes. They look at the Album Quilt, identify its shapes, and then make their own quilt.