ERIC Number: ED363502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Finding Your Way: Navigation Activities from the Exploratorium.
Weiss, Peter; And Others
Where on Earth are you? Where is your home, your school, or the bookstore on the globe we call Earth? The activities in this book are designed to show children how to orient themselves on this planet. The book is divided into three main sections. Section 1, "Finding North, No Matter What," contains the following subsections: (1) Finding North with a Watch; (2) Finding North by the Sun; (3) Making a Magnetic Compass; and (4) Using a Magnetic Compass. Section 2, "Getting the Picture," contains the subsections: (1) Finding the Distance to a Landmark; (2) Making a Map; and (3) Making a 3-D Map. Section 3, "Where on Earth are You?" contains the subsections: (1) Finding the North Star and Your Latitude and (2) Measuring Your Longitude. (PR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Education, Geography, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Science Activities, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.