Let's Explore GPS Receivers



Learning the Basics of GPS


· GPS Webquest

· What is GPS? Brain Pop

· How GPS works? Launchpad: How GPS Works

· What are GPS receivers and how do they work? Geocaching Intro

· Geocaching in the News

· Important Vocabulary

Make a video, a podcast, a picture, a poem, a song or something else to tell us about what you have learned about the words GPS, longitude, latitude, and satellite; how your GPS unit works.

Introduction: Geocaching with the Garmin eTrex


· Demonstrate how to use the Garmin eTrex
· Student Practice using the Quick Start Checklist
· Student Geocaching: Puzzling Ideas

Introduction: Creating Way Points with the Garmin eTrex


· Demonstrate how to mark and name Waypoints
· Student Practice Marking Trees and Plants around the school property
· Student Download waypoints to Easy GPS


GPS Action Project


· Brainstorm Topics for Partner Action Projects
· Select Action Project
· Action Project Work: Create Geocache Clues
· Map route for GPS Action Project
· Mark and Name Waypoints and Hide Geocache Clues
· Download Waypoints to Easy GPS

GPS Action Project Implementation


· Create Project Teaser
· Demonstrate uploading to Google Earth
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Send a Classroom Geocache


GPS Travel

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Resources
Using GPS
GPS Travel Project
Pocket GPS World