Since the launch of the first GPS (global positioning system) satellite in 1978, this incredible technology has completely revolutionized the way we live and travel. Today, there are GPS satellites orbiting our planet 24/7, providing us with pinpoint accuracy wherever we go.
For students, learning about GPS is an opportunity to understand how one of the most important inventions of our time works. In this lesson plan, they will trace the history of GPS from its early beginnings to its present-day uses. They will also learn how GPS works, and relate it to their own daily experiences. By the end of this lesson, students will have a greater understanding of the world around them and how technology affects their everyday lives.