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NOS Geodesy Discovery Kits
Defines geodesy and introduces the National Geodetic Survey. View a tutorial on the history, elements and modern methods of geodesy. Applications of mapping are illustrated: determining land boundaries and shorelines; improving transportation and navigation safety. Lesson plans include tutorials, data for classroom mapping activities, resource links and teacher guides. A NSTA SciLinks selected site.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1487
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'NOAA's National Ocean Service: Education'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Ocean Service (NOS)