Navigation with Cardinal Directions

Name of Activity

Navigation with Cardinal Directions

Author

Ross Kamen and Grace Reilly

Keywords

navigation, direction, #upandatem,

Subject

Earth Science

Grade Level

3, 4, 5

Time

1 Hour

Brief Description

Students navigated through the library, using the cardinal directions, to find materials needed for life on a desert island.

Learning Goals:

Students learn cardinal directions, problem solving skills.

Materials:

Paper

Envelopes

Preparation:

There is a lot of preparation.

We needed to visit the library prior to the lesson to pick hiding spots for our objects and then calculate the paces between each. While in the library a direction for North must be assigned.

Each item then needs directions to the next item on it so students always have directions to follow

Knowledge Background

Cardinal Directions -> North, South, East, West

 

Procedure

1. Have library, or space being used, set up before hand with items in spots.

2. Give each student or pair of students an item and starting location

3. Students then travel using their directions to the next item and continue until all items are collected

Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable)

Stuck on a Desert Island

Leave a comment

You must be