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Description:

This article discusses how Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites work, and how the TOPEX and Jason-1 satellites use GPS data in making very precise topological maps of the oceans. The article includes an activity. Students are divided into two groups. One group will use triangulation to record the positions of several objects placed in a room. Using measurements from this first group, the second group will try to determine the exact placement of the objects in the first room and recreate the pattern in the second room.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Space Science,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Middle School,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123145873T,Mathematics:Geometry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Mapping,Engineering,Technology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,TOPEX/Poseidon,Mathematics,Earth Science,Jason-1,Geoscience,GPS

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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