Module 4: Movement

Movement

Lesson 10 – Up Up and Away! Aviation Moves Us

Grade Level Content Standards for 6-8th
Subjects Physical Science, Earth Science
Duration Preparation:    30 min                         Activity:  3 class periods
Setting Classroom with internet, access to YouTube, and PowerPoint

Objectives:

In this lesson students will

  1. Understand and be able to describe how the Earth forms Jet Streams
  2. Be able to describe the role of GPS in modern Aviation navigation
  3. Learn to read and interpret an airspace sector diagram
  4. Be able to use math to analyze flight conflicts and resolve the conflicts by changing the aircraft speed and/or routes to increase safety

Activity Summary

In this lesson, students will be introduced to aviation and the impact of GPS upon the future of flight. In addition to some history on the development of flight, students will learn about the various factors that influence safe aviation practices and navigation considerations.  Students will view an Air Traffic Control simulation tool to utilize the information presented to resolve flight conflict problems presented.  Also, students will be presented with an overview of the FAA NextGen systems being implemented to modernize aviation using GPS and other technologies that enhance safety, timeliness, and efficiencies for passengers and business.  

Materials



Lesson 11 – Networks of Power: Energy and Information!

Grade Level Content Standards for 6-8th
Subjects Technology & Physical Science
Duration Preparation:    30 min                         Activity:  5 class periods
Setting Classroom with internet, access to YouTube, and PowerPoint

Objectives:

In this lesson students will

  1. Understand how public electricity systems work
  2. Understand how the internet and telecommunication systems works
  3. Be able to describe how the internet transfers information
  4. Be able to describe why GPS timing is essential for managing these systems

Activity Summary

In this lesson, students will examine the movement of energy and information through networks, specifically the electric grids and the internet. Students will engage in energy and power grid activities as well as a telecommunications systems activity. Students will learn how these systems maximize the use of a network that has limited to no storage capacity – requiring accurate timing for optimization and reliability.  This leads to understanding the importance of GPS satellite signals and the service it provides to synchronize decentralized networks worldwide.

Materials



Lesson 12 – Global Supply Chain: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

Grade Level Content Standards for 8th
Subjects Technology, Engineering, Geography, Business
Duration Preparation:    30 min                         Activity:  5 class periods
Setting Classroom with internet, access to YouTube, and PowerPoint

Objectives:

In this lesson students will

  1. Understand the different modes of transportation.
  2. Be able to describe intermodal transportation.
  3. Understand the sheer volume of goods and products shipped around the world
  4. Understand how geospatial technologies help with planning and achieving efficiency in the Global Supply Chain
  5. Analyze a product’s route.
  6. Understand the careers involved in logistics

 

Activity Summary

In this lesson, students will examine some of the social, economic, environmental and technology factors affecting the movement of goods and products around the world. This lesson will exam various logistics involved in moving products from point of origin to distribution center or from warehouse to retailer.  Students will develop an understanding of how GIS/GPS systems are used in managing and planning for moving products as well as how these technologies are used to save fuel.

Materials

  • Poster board
  • Rulers
  • Drawing materials
  • Mystery bag with a variety of products that are delivered for consumption
  • Marine vessel location website – click here to view