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Title: GPS: Where in the World Are You?
Url: http://wimedialab.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ate10.sci.phys.energy...
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: In this interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain, learn how the Global Positioning System (GPS) uses trilateration to identify the location of a receiver. Investigate how each GPS satellite broadcasts a radio signal that carries information (the time the signal was transmitted, the position of the satellite, and a pseudo-random-noise code) and how the signals from three different satellites are used to determine the receiver's location. Graphics and animation illustrate how the time it takes to receive a satellite's signal can be used to determine the distance from the satellite. In addition, explore how the signal from a fourth satellite is used to achieve greater precision. The lesson is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can save the resource and download the video as well.
LC Classification: Technology -- Technology (General) -- Technical education. Technical schools
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Career education
GEM Subject: Vocational Education -- Technical
Social studies -- Geography
Science -- Geology
Vocational Education -- Careers
Key Concept: Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
Date Issued: 2010-07-11
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-05-24 11:27:31 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-24 11:28:50 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 9
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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