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Using GPS to Improve Science & Math. Robert Mayben UA Technology in Motion. Agenda. Presentation & Discussion (The White Chairs of Dover) Semi-Hands-On Experience with GPS (The Food Court). GPS Introduction. Global Positioning System (2000) The GPS is made up of three parts:

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using gps to improve science math

Using GPS to Improve Science & Math

Robert Mayben

UA Technology in Motion

agenda
Agenda
  • Presentation & Discussion(The White Chairs of Dover)
  • Semi-Hands-On Experience with GPS(The Food Court)
gps introduction
GPS Introduction
  • Global Positioning System (2000)
  • The GPS is made up of three parts:
    • At least 24 satellites orbiting the Earth
    • Control and monitoring stations on Earth
    • The GPS receivers owned by users
gps receivers
GPS Receivers
  • Electronic devices (cars, handheld)
  • Determine your approximate location (within around 6-20 feet) on the planet
  • Coordinates: Longitude and Latitude
  • Some units have maps, built-in electronic compasses, & voice navigation
gps receivers5
GPS Receivers
  • Costs/Purchasing
  • Companies
  • Features
who s using gps
Who’s using GPS?
  • Real World Applications
    • Government Agencies
    • Army Corps of Engineers
    • Forestry
  • AMSTI
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Recreational Applications
    • Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
    • Geocaching
what is geocaching
What is Geocaching?
  • Adventure game for GPS users
  • www.geocaching.com
  • Caches
  • Finding & Logging Caches
gps in the classroom
GPS in the Classroom?
  • Why? GIS2GPS & Teachers & Other Examples
  • Math Ideas
    • Math in the real world
    • Geometry & Trigonometry
    • Measurement/Scale/Distance
  • Science Ideas
    • Landforms
    • Classifications
    • Data Collection
end of part 1
End of Part 1
  • Questions so far?
  • We will proceed to the food court to complete the session.
  • In part 2, we will look at the GPS and how to set-up GPS activities such as scavenger hunts and puzzles.
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