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In this activity students will learn the basic concept of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) using triangulation and measurement on a small scale in the classroom. Students discover how GPS and navigation integrate mathematic and scientific concepts to create a standard for locating people and objects. This activity helps students understand both the need for and methods of navigation. Pre-requisites: Students should have knowledge of measuring lengths and using a ruler.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Earth & Space Science, Technology, Our Solar System, Measurement & Geometry, Measurement & Tools, Geospacial Technologies, Professional Development

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers