Absolute Location Using GPS Technology
Ninth graders explore the difference between absolute and relative location, use the standard grid system coordinate system, and use Global Positioning Systems in order to establish spatial relationships.
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Absolute Ruler Facebook Page
Young historians will be excited to complete this project that links their interests in social media with the age of absolutism in history! After discussing the 10 characteristics of an absolute ruler, class members begin by choosing...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review LIDAR: Mapping with Lasers
We would be lost without maps! How are they made? Introduce junior topographers to LIDAR technology with a fascinating activity. Set up a mock city, then have learners operate a laser measure to determine the shape of the landscape using...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?
When your smartphone tells you the weather of your current location or gives you directions to the nearest gas station, there's more going on that you might realize. Follow along with this short video as it explains how satellites,...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About Location: Charting the Path of the George W. Elder
Students acquire a working knowledge of the geographical concepts: absolute location, relative location, longitude and latitude. They analyze primary sources that shows the physical and human characteristics of the places along the 1899...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History