Navigation Without A Map
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Science, Technology Level IV
It may benefit the students to have a discussion of known navigational tools and practices. i.e.: compasses, maps, astronomy, satellites, etc.
How many have used maps before?
What do we use maps for?
How many of you have had experiences using maps on a trip or vacation?
What problems did you or your parents have while using maps?
The students will think of many, different, and unusual ways to navigate around an unknown city. Then they will design a system using a new form of navigation.
The students will make a representation of their solution.
This could be a drawing or a three-dimensional model.
The students will evaluate their creations and decide on five advantages and five disadvantages of their design.