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

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Learners 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