Grid Systems Teacher Resources

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Where is ? ? ? ?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explain and explain the concept of a grid system. They define absolute and relative location and develop an imaginary city on graph paper using a grid system.
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The Global Grid System-World Map Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students demonstrate how to use the global grid system. In this map skills lesson, students use a world map to locate various locations. Students identify locations based on the global grid system. Students complete a worksheet as an...
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Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the...
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Gridding A Site

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use a map and the Cartesian coordinate system to establish a grid system over an archaeological site, labeling each grid unit. They also determine the location of artifacts within each grid unit and construct a scientific...
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Drawing an Elephant-- Grid System

For Students 4th - 5th
In this art worksheet, students learn to draw a detailed picture of an elephant by using a grid system. Students use a grid to position each body part as they recreate the picture on their own grid paper.
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Wreck Detectives

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Junior archaeologists examine types of artifacts from the Bronze Age on the internet. In collaborative groups, they create a story about a ship from this period and then construct a model of the ocean floor after their ship has sunk....
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Where in the World

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the global grid system. In this globe lesson, students identify latitude and longitude lines and how these can tell the coordinates of any place. They use the Internet to find the exact coordinates for their town. 
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Absolute Location Using GPS Technology

For Teachers 9th
GPS is great for identifying your position, but is it finding your relative or absolute location? Ninth graders explore the difference between absolute and relative location, use the standard grid system coordinate system, and use GPS to...
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Wreck Detectives

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars investigate shipwrecks. In this marine archaeology lesson ,students collect data and make inferences about the causes of shipwrecks. Young scholars work in groups to create their own model of a shipwreck using clay....
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Scale Drawings of Birds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create their own copies of Phoenix Birds using a grid system.
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Locating Places

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students demonstrate how to use the map grid system. In this map skills lesson, students are given coordinates to locate several locations on a world map. Students use the map grid system to identify these locations.
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Demonstrating Translations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Slide into translations. Given a vector, pupils translate a quadrilateral on a grid system. The scholars use a tracing to determine the image of a quadrilateral. They label the vertices to show the correspondence between the pre-image...
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As the Crow Flies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fly from my house to a friend's house. The resource introduces finding the distance from one house to another on a grid system. Using the grids, pupils determine the driving distance and the straight-line distance. In doing so, they...
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Landscape Picture Map: Making a Map Grid

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a map grid system. In this map lesson, students discuss how mapmakers use a grid system to make giving directions easier. Students learn how the grid system works and create a grid system on their landscape pictures.
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Grids

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This fun presentation includes instructions for a grid game, where the child must follow directions to uncover the hidden treasure. They make Mr. Smiley move up, down, right, and left on the grid until he's reached the designated...
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Locating Places - Making a Map Grid

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students learn how to use a letter and number map grid. In this map grid instructional activity, students look at a landscape map and describe how to locate the airport. They compare the descriptions of different students to determine...
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Going To the 'Movies' With Map Skills

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the grid systems on maps and how to locate places using them. They complete an activity using the seating arrangement in the room.
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The Grid

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders form a "Presidential Task Force," and attempt to make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. After a teacher-led discussion which proves that our nation's energy consumption will soon outpace our...
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Earth Day Grid Math

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Get into springtime with a festive practice sheet designed to test scholars' knowledge of grids. Learners locate items such as watering cans, snails, and flowers following the x and y-axis. Worksheet themes include Earth Day, gardening,...
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Demonstrating Rotations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Spin the quadrilateral about a point. Pupils trace a figure they can use to determine the image of a figure rotated about a point. They draw the resulting image and label its vertices.
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What's the Biggest Machine in the World?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Which is the biggest machine of them all? A Real Engineering video claims that the biggest machine in the world is the US electrical grid and its components. It describes the first electrical plant made by Edison as well as various other...
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GridWorld Case Study

For Students 10th - 12th
The gridline is not just for Friday. Created for the first year, the GridWorld case study was part of the Computer Science course, the resource provides suggestions for integrating it throughout the course. Four instructional components...
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Tomb Robbers

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine benchmark angles embedded into a circle grid and examine how grid systems do not always have to be square. the game "Tomb Robbers" is used to develop strategies.
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Location, Location, Location: Using a Grid to Determine Context

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to making inferences about artifacts. Using a grid system, they locate the artifacts and determine where they originated from. They use this information to make conclusions about the way people lived...

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