The Global Positioning System
Students participate in a fun and illustrative group activity using a map and compasses to explore how GPS satellites determine the location of a receiver on Earth.
- Lesson plans: The Global Positioning System (includes solutions)
- Videos: The Global Positioning System (approx. 3:22 min)
- Supplementary Materials: How does the GPS work? and more
(Note: all lesson plans and worksheets provided as PDFs and modifiable MS Word documents)
Intended Audience: Middle School (Gr 5-8), Junior High (Gr 9-10)
Lesson Topics: Astronomy
This individual lesson plan is part of the Everyday Einstein: GPS & Relativity lesson compilation.