Simplified GPS units help your students find small containers called caches that hold trinkets and a log book. They can be hidden almost anywhere! Each easy-to-use GPS unit is preloaded with approximately 250,000 caches, and with the included Update Kit and containers, you can even make your own caches. It's an activity that offers many physical and intellectual benefits and lends itself to working across the curriculum. Pack contains 12 Geomate.jr™ Geocaching GPS Units, 4 Triple Cache Sets (12 containers), an Update Kit, and the Educaching® GPS Curriculum CD specifically for use with Geomate Jr. (also sold separately).
Additional details about items included in this pack are listed below.
Geomate.jr™ Geocaching GPS (Set of 12)
The easiest and quickest way to get in on the geocaching fun. Preloaded with approximately 250,000 geocache locations covering all 50 states. Simply turn on the unit and it will navigate you to your current location's closest geocache; press a button and it directs you to the next closest cache. Create your own geocache locations, too. Displays compass heading, latitude, and longitude. Splash-proof polyethylene. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). 4"L x 2"W; 3.2 oz (10 cm x 5 cm). Update Kit (sold separately) keeps your list of geocache locations current.
Educaching® GPS Curriculum (1 ea)
Send your students on an outdoor GPS adventure that challenges their academic knowledge and physical fitness! Winner of the Teachers' Choice Award from Learning® Magazine, this teacher-led, student-driven program uses GPS technology to lead students on a hunt for hidden puzzles, science experiments, math problems, physical challenges, and more! Lesson plans align with national teaching standards and vary in difficulty, making them suitable for elementary through middle school. Curriculum includes teacher training section, 20 lessons, other GPS activity ideas, and a CD with customizable student field sheet templates and more.