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6th grade geocaching unit.
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Geocaching Definition

Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.



    Purpose of This Assignment

    This guide will introduce you to geocaching and help you prepare to use the GPS.  We will explore most of these materials in class but if you want to get started on your own, have fun!


    What Is Geocaching?

     This article presents information on geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt activity that uses global positioning systems.  Log in and read this Encyclopedia Britannica article.
    GPS Marks the Spot 

    View the video and PowerPoints and be prepared to discuss the information in class.

    Geocaching Website

    Use this website to find information about geocaching.

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