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Ease **** Overview Learners will further develop their understanding of gravity by comparing weight measurements here on Earth with those on other worlds in our solar system. Learners will be asked to publish a report on their findings. Description Review what learners already know about gravity. You may wish to have them investigate Newton’s biography  Full Article…


How big is it? (Line and path maths)

Estimating is an essential skill in maths and science and one that is actually threatened by the continued use of calculators and digital measuring instruments. Turn the tables and use the Line and Path measurement tools on Google Earth (click on the ruler on the top bar) to estimate distances and areas. Find a regular  Full Article…


Make a map

Google maps allows you to pin notes, links and comments to places so instead of writing a worksheet you could create a work map. You’ll need a Google account before you can get started, you can sign up here. On the Google maps site click on “My Maps” and then “Create Map” you can then  Full Article…


Line and Path Maths

Age: 9 -12yrs Ease **** Overview Google Earth has been around for some time but it continues to offer opportunities for great cross-curricular teaching and learning. Here, we used the the Line and Path measurement tools to find distances that are challenging to measure. For ease of writing, Google Earth is sometimes referred to as  Full Article…


Line and path maths in primary

Quentin D’Souza on says “Use the Line and Path measurement tools to find distances that are challenging to measure.” I have used this in maths with an extra bit.  Find a regular shaped feature on a map – say a football pitch – and ask children to measure it using the line and path function.  Full Article…