GPS Lesson Plans

GPS Lessons - Lessons and activities created by Tracy Trimpe at Havana Junior High in Illinois.

Welcome to GPS & GeoCaching in Education: Using GPS and Geocaching in the core curriculum has become a powerful tool in enhancing student understanding of geography, scientific inquiry, math concepts, physical education, problem solving, and language arts. Learn more about it in this web site! We have organized pages of information for you to use in our classroom!
From A Distance - Explore this site from NASA to find lesson plans and resources to help your students learn more about remote sensing, GIS, and GPS.

GPS Resources for Teachers and Students. Lesson plans and links to remote sensing and GIS/GPS learning activities.

Converting Addresses to/from Latitude/Longitude in One Step Click on address location.
Simple site but works.

The USGS and Science Education - The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research.  
EduScapes - Geocaching with Kids - Browse this article for tips and tricks related to geocaching with kids. The website also provides information for finding and creating geocaches as well as frequently asked questions. Lesson Plans & Resources - Visit this site for an assortment of interesting lesson ideas for remote sensing, GIS, and GPS.

NCGA - Satellite Science - This site provides instructions for constructing a model of a GPS satellite and resources for learning its applications in agriculture.

NOVA - Science in the News - This page provides links to online resources and classroom activities to help you integrate GPS technology.

Project ATLAS (Assisted Transnational Learning using Artificial Satellites) is a multidisciplinary, international educational outreach project aimed at school children in the age range of 12—14 years.

University of Virginia - GPS Activities - Explore this site for several lessons investigation global positioning systems.

ATLAS Worksheet: "Seeing" Satellites and Satellite Visibility.

Using a GPS for Fun: Geocaching 101 - submitted by Chris from WB Goodwin Memorial CC - Thanks - web master.

New Site - Dec 2015 - SNUG- Geography Resources for Mapping, GIS, Smartphones and More! Found by Terry Kelly, assistant troop leader for my daughter's girl scouts group.

New Site - May 2016 - Geocaching Fitness and Fun - found by Maddie - "Anyone searching for an outdoor activity that involves physical exercise and exploration might enjoy geocaching"

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