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Where In The World? GPS Instruction For Teachers By: Krissy Vaux & Mark McBride Tri-Valley H.S. Downs, IL STARS April 8, 2005. About The GPS Satellites. There are 24 different satellites in space They orbit the Earth every 12 hours in 6 different planes.
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GPS Instruction For Teachers
By: Krissy Vaux & Mark McBride
STARS April 8, 2005
-This is called the WAAS
(Wide Area Augmentation System)
At any time you can press the Page Button and return to one of the Main Pages
of the satellites being tracked
-Black bars indicate a
stronger signal than a grey bar
-4 black bars are required for a proper
-Have a clear view of the sky
-Hold the GPS unit flat and out away from your body
How many satellites are being used?______
How many bars of signal strength do you have?____
What is the GPS location of the Buzzard Hall?
(The building we were all in) _______________
What is the elevation?_______________
How fast were you walking?_______________
What direction were you walking?___________
(Not the picture of several sheets of paper)
What does the Trip Odometer read?______
What does the Max Speed read?_________
What Waypoints did you list in your GPS?
N 39°____________ W 088°___________
Old Main Booth Library MLK Student Union
-When a box appears around the name
of your Waypoint, you know you are
on the correct spot
(Notice that you can see the name and location of your Waypoint and you are 0.0 ft from it)
(Remember that you know when you are in the correct location if a box forms around the name of the Waypoint)
(Notice that you can see the name and location of this 2nd Waypoint and its distance and direction from the first Waypoint)
**For those of us who don’t want to use our brains to calculate ANYTHING… See the Area Calculation Via the Main Menu page**
How far is it from here? (Distance)________
(I live in a town of 1200 people and there are 8 caches within 5 miles of my house)
Krissy Vaux email@example.com
Mark McBride firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a link to this power point on our webpage:
Feel free to use it and manipulate it
for your own classroom use.