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Navigation by the Stars

Navigation by the Stars
Product Description
This is a webquest introduction to navigating at sea. The link goes to a Smithsonian animation that shows the typical, pre-GPS method -- using a sextant -- to calculating location on Earth's surface.

Click here to find the key for this webquest!

This activity is a great introduction for students interested in knowing how to figure out where they are when at sea. Crude sextants can be constructed using paper, a weight, a string, and a stiff object, such as a ruler.

You can find the webquest website by clicking here!
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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