GPS activities for kids?
January 2, 2012 10:26 AM Subscribe
(asking for a friend) - Looking for eductional/fun activities for different kids age groups 5 - 12 using GPS units...
posted by foxhat10 to Education (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friend is an environmental educator and has acquired some GPS units. She would like to figure out how to use them for activities to build outdoor programs for groups of kids, which will be grouped like 5-8 or 9 - 12 years old. She has a very basic understanding of what a GPS can do, but is interested in some ideas of what types of activities she can do. She has already considered the following:
--plotting some bird nests and having the kids locate them (learning to navigate)
--giving a designated area and having them mark what bugs/plants they find (collect data)
Does anyone have any great ideas about what would be fun for different age groups using a GPS unit?
Thank you for any suggestions!!