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21 resources with the keyterm triangulation

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Measuring Elevation Past and Present

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of...
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How Does GPS Work

For Teachers 6th - 8th
GPS has become a tool most people rely on to find locations, but how does it work? Two young travelers interview a NASA scientist to find out how GPS was developed, how it works, and what it can be used for. A good video for learners who...
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All You Can Survey

For Students 5th - 6th
In this strategies of surveying worksheet, students utilize a variety of surveying strategies to figure out the answers to 3 mathematical word problems.
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Triangulation Experiment

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this triangulation worksheet, students solve and complete 11 steps of an experiment to determine the distance to a far away object using triangulation and trigonometry. First, they select a far away object and create a baseline far...
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Getting to the Point

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine location by using the technique of triangulation. They imagine that they are out in the wilderness and have come to the top of a ridge. How can one identify the ridge on the topo map? How can one figure out where you...
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Triangulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers calculate the triangulation of a box. In this triangulation lesson plan, students participate in an activity to find the calculate and then perform triangulations. They create a box and use formulas to determine the...
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TE Lesson: Navigating at the Speed of Satellites

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the basic concepts of the Global Positioning System and how it increases the accuracy of navigation. They examine trilateration and how the speed of light is used to calculate distances.
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Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You...
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Orienteering - Lesson 9 - Declination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What's the difference between true north and magnetic north? Lesson 9 has your class practicing mapping using a compass and taking the correct declination into account. This lesson is one part of a 10 lesson unit on orienteering. There...
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Making 3-D Frame Structures - Cubes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students build bridges.  In this frame structures instructional activity, students build bridges and explore the strength of the bridge.  Students apply forces to cubes and explore how to create stronger structures. 
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Mapping Meteorites

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After reading an article, "Cameras Capture a 5-Second Fireball and Its Meteorite's Secrets," space science superstars use the  triangulation method to determine the location of a distant object. In-class activities and homework are...
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How High Is That?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the National Spatial Reference System. In this vertical position lesson, students will discuss the use of vertical position data and solve practical problems involving geographic positioning.
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Aurora Borealis

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Aurora Borealis learning exercise, students read about how early scientists used triangulation to measure the height of the Aurora Borealis. Students solve 3 problems using triangulation.
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Topo Triangulation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate how to read a topographical map and triangulate with just a map. They convert a compass measurement to a protractor measurement, reverse a bearing direction, and using a worksheet take a bearing of certain landmarks...
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Topos, Compasses, and Triangles, Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students triangulate using a compass, topographical (topo) map and a view of outside landmarks. They take a field trip to another location away from school and mark discernible landmarks (like mountains or radio towers) and changes in...
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Space Science:Wherever You Go, There You Are

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore navigation principles by observing, measuring, and interpreting data to determine locations. Using a compass, compass rose, and a transit, they plot courses and discover the workings of the Global Positioning System...
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Earth Science: In Depth Look at Earthquakes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in an interactive Internet lesson covering the reasons and results of earthquakes. After reading eyewitness accounts and viewing animations, they use seismograms to measure and locate the epicenters. In an ongoing study,...
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Using Triangulation to Locate Meteorites from Witnessed Falls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a mock investigation in which they must interview and record data given by 3 people ("witnesses") in an effort to triangulate the location of a meteorite.
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Geography: Tracking Animals Onsite Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use triangulation to track animals in a study area. They look at various methods scientist use to track tigers. Students walk the Northern Trail and visit the "Tiger Base Camp" exhibit. They explore the different way in which...
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Geography: Tracking Animals Post-visit Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use triangulation to track animals in a study area. They look at various methods scientist use to track tigers. Students go online to investigate about other animals that have been radio collared. They explore more about...
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Mathematics Within: Shape, Space & Measurement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experiment and analyze triangulation to assess degrees of combined angles, predict polygons that tessellate as well as extending of shapes to create tessellations. They explore the concept of why some polygons tessellate when...