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Technology: Google Earth Discuss this eTheme.

These websites include lesson plans for mathematics, literature, and science and activities suitable for use with the Google Earth software. Learn how to use the software and experience a flight from space around the globe. View satellite images of the world, three-dimensional landscapes, and representations of large cities and their architecture. There is a link to eThemes Resources on latitude and longitude.

Grades

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Here is a quick tour on how to use Google Earth software. Click on the "Get Google Earth" link to read software requirements and download its free version. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards.
This lesson plan, originally designed for GPS satellite maps, can be adjusted for learning landscapes using Google Earth. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This lesson plan is designed to help students learn how and why to use the latitude and longitude grid. Use the Google Earth software instead of offered maps. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Here is a fun activity where kids must crack a code written in latitude and longitude coordinates to find a stolen treasure. Use the Google Earth to find answers. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Enter city addresses into the Google Earth search, find their precise location, and then answer questions on this worksheet. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about earth landforms then view their locations using the Google Earth.
Use latitude and longitude coordinates from this page to create your own the Google Earth trip to various countries, capitals, and famous cities. Use the zoom and rotation tools to view palaces in France, cathedrals in Italy, pyramids in Egypt, and more.
Google Lit Trip is dedicated to teaching literature in innovative ways. View examples of how Google Earth has been used in the Literature classes. Include tutorials and pre-created Lit Trip book available to download.
Find some ideas and examples of Google Earth use in classrooms. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
Read a two-page pdf to find out some possible ways to use Google Earth for different grade levels. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This lesson is designed to demonstrate the potential of Google Earth as a real world decision making tool. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This page shows many different ways to use Google Earth in classroom. Include teaching tips, Google Earth tutorials, activities for mathematics, literature, science. and more. NOTE: This site has links to external sites and it includes ads.
These sites focus on latitude and longitude. Other topics include time zones, the prime meridian, and the equator. Many sites are interactive.

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