Absolute Location Using GPS Technology

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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 establish spatial relationships.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Requires at least one GPS unit for the class (one per group/individual is preferable)
Pros

  • A modern way to explore common geographical terms
  • Provides a helpful and understandable slideshow to reinforce concepts
Cons

  • None