introduce students to and
become familiar with the concept of navigation using the US,
Global Positioning Sattilites. By the time they have
the project they will be familiar with the history, concept, and gain
an understanding that will allow them to use the system for their own
In todays world, being familiar with useful technology can assist us in every day living. To truely understand the concept of navagation, be it in Zuni or half way around the world, history of the system is required. How and why sattillites are used to circle the globe allow us to find any point on the earth. How does this help us? Using the system allows us to track anything from cars, semi-trucks to children who are lost or missing. By understanding the GPS system and how other countries are getting involved withe their own systems is an exciting field that may attract some of our students.
Instructor will introduce the subject and allow students to start their journey through this technology using a webquest as the foundation.
ASSESSMENTS (AT LEAST 3 TYPES):
On the spot correction as students go through this project. Addidtional instruction as necessary to succeed in gathering information, preparing written report.
Journal entry on what is learned.