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Navigation By the North Star: A Lesson Plan in Four Parts

Young scholars investigate why the North Star was important for navigation, how stars move across the night sky, how to locate the North Star, how to make a crude sextant, and how to determine latitude using a sextant and the North Star. They make a sextant and then determine the angle of elevation relative to the horizon of the North Star.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 10th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet