ERIC Number: EJ649481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Using GPS To Teach More Than Accurate Positions.
Johnson, Marie C.; Guth, Peter L.
Journal of Geoscience Education, v50 n3 p241-46 May 2002
Undergraduate science majors need practice in critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and judging whether their calculated answers are physically reasonable. Develops exercises using handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. Reinforces students' abilities to think quantitatively, make realistic "back of the envelope" assumptions, and determine whether their final answers make physical sense. Promotes quantitative analysis in a geologic context. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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