Seaman and able bodied landsman, we have a problem! Nine months ago, pirates set sail aboard the Revenge in search of treasure! But, they were suppose to be home a month ago…
It seems like you pirates are lost at sea!
People used The North Star to navigate their way around the world all throughout history, including pirates. You will learn about star patterns and how they coordinate with The North Star as well as how to use a compass to find your way home!
As pirates, you will all have an individual task assigned to you but must work as a group to create a map to return home! You will learn about the importance of astronomy in navigation! So set sail, mateys! It’s time you came home…
But first, you have to know what constellations are! After watching the video, click here: Task/Purpose
ONLY watch the video presented. Do NOT surf the web or visit any other sites. To start the video, click the link below!
SC State Standard:
4 E.3A.3 Construct scientific arguments to support claims about the importance of astronomy in navigation and exploration.
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