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Navigation for Kids

Finding your way without getting lost - what better life skill is there? Navigation has a fascinating history and employs math, astronomy, magnetism, and more. Make sure your family learns to read maps and stay oriented in an unfamiliar place. The links below can help.

Articles

Measuring distance and elevation

Google Earth

Google Earth Vacation Preview

Latitude and Longitude

Book Review: Geography Crafts for Kids

Geography by the Numbers

 

Navigation Links

Make your own compass: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/science/english/phys/projects/magnet.html

Hug a Tree if you get lost: http://hugatree.abcantra.com/lost2.html

About Magnetic Declination: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/potfld/defs/dec.html

Magnetic Declination Map of the U.S. http://www.spacecom.com/customer_tools/html/body_mag_dec_map.htm

Get the declination for your location: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/seg/gmag/fldsnth1.pl

Choosing a compass: http://www.scoutingresources.org.uk/compass_index.html

Shadow-tip direction finding: http://www.survivaliq.com/survival/field-expedient-direction-finding_s1.htm

 

 

 

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