GPS Data

This GPS Data activity & project also includes:

Create a GPS coordinate plotter. The interactive lab has class members build a script that will plot GPS locations collected from a website. Pupils then devise a method to be able to see the distinct locations similar to zooming in. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Locate other sources of GPS coordinates on the Internet
  • Provide a brief introduction to latitude and longitude and how they work to find locations
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the script written in the first part of the series, Website Data
  • The second in a series of eight labs in the unit

  • Includes cues for the class on when to share with partners
  • Contains pre-built scripts participants need to complete the activity

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