High schoolers identify and describe the difference between the magnetic north pole and true north. They consider why sailors could not steer a straight course to the New World from the Old.
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New Review The Sun Compass of the Vikings
Evidence shows the Vikings likely navigated by using a simple sundial to find their course. Videos, a short story, and discussion help bring this time period to life as they study European history with a hands-on experiment. Scholars...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Navigating with the Kamal
Historians have proven that as early as 1497 skilled navigators were using a kamal to sail across oceans. Scholars learn about navigation tools and astronomy before building their own kamals. They then learn how to use it to determine...
8th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Farming the Desert: The Science Behind Desertification
Learn the implications of extreme climate changes on ecosystems. Young earth scientists explore the desertification of areas in West Africa and consider implemented solutions. Their study includes analysis of climate data from the area...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed