MUST do Activity BEFORE you continue to others:

There are numbered cards that have Longitude/Latitude points printed on them. You need to enter the points in the Fly box of Google Earth. Once you have arrived you need to answer the questions on the card. Have fun!!!
(P.S. There were a couple of "sites" that Mrs. Schatz did not know what they were or why they were important!!! Please tell her if you figure it out.)




Activity IDEA:

1. Scan over the info in the Google Earth folder and refer back to it as needed.
2. Fly to at least 5 different places on Earth OUTSIDE of the United States. Go explore a foreign city, monument, place, location, desert, mountain, church, downtown, main streets, historic landmarks, etc. EXPLORE!!!!
3. Once there, click on the available pins/camers to read about the provided information. Write down what you learned about each location. Would you go visit it in person in the future?
4. After you have flown all over the planet, you may fly to your house, your friend's house, or a relative's house. Have fun!!!

Activity IDEA:

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Exploring the World's Most Famous and Amazing Places!



Activity IDEA:

Click on this link for Directions to use the Flight Simulator: http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/flightsim/index.html


Activity IDEA:

Google Earth Icons:

Google Earth contains many icons with each one representing a different topic.

Interesting ones include:
  • UNEP – These show changes in the environment/landscape over a period of time. Two examples are located in the Everglades in Florida and the Tensas
River Valley in Louisiana.
  • National Geographic – It is represented by a yellow rectangle.
  • Discovery Network – It is represented by a globe or world icon
  • Hiking trail – A stick man hike with an arrow shows location in national parks that will take you along hiking trail. There is one located in Colorado.
  • Earthwatch – Icon is a compass and these represent research projects that are ongoing.
  • Camera with picture behind it – These are high resolution pictures that allow you to “fly into” them
  • Magnifying glass with a G – Panoramic high resolution picture
What do other icons show or tell you?