Global Positioning System (GPS)
GPS in the K-12 Environment
- Elementary school students using GPS to plot water quality data on the streams that flow into Lake Ontario.
- Use GPS to map all the trees on campus and record data such as size, & species
- Map vacant houses in the community for a socioeconomic view
- Use GPS to explore historical sites, highlighting events that took place in specific locations and compare what is located on the site currently
- Use GPS to guide students to topographic features and have the students hypothesize as so what caused the features
Unique Learning Experience
Image of silk batik painting of the Amazon Basin, by Lydia Dambekalns
A Geospatial Scavenger Hunt Introduces GPS and outlines a GPS scavenger hunt for middle school students. Includes lesson preparation, marking waypoints, and an activity worksheet template.
Educators Explore How to Use GPS for Teaching An article from Education Week by Katie Ash, providing examples of how GPS can be used educationally and across the disciplines.
Earth View, Art View An article from NSTA WebNews Digest, that highlights Lydia Dembekalns' work with high school students, using GPS for art inspiration.