GPS and Navigation

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If you are navigating to find a terrific instructional activity on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM instructional activity in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more! You will use the included PowerPoint and videos to teach, then turn learners loose to solve real-world problems.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable


  • Comprehensive topic coverage and thoroughly planned instruction
  • Integrates math, science, and technology
  • Meets Common Core State Standards in math and addresses Next Generation Science Standards

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