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.

Includes:

  • 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
Price: Free