The Global Positioning System as a science fair project

My son's scientific fair has returned, and after several deliberations with the teacher about project possibilities, finally they have approved one with which jumped almost a meter of joy ... I almost the two because it is a subject that we are passionate about both . Also because this project is original, we decided not to look for more on the Internet what everyone has already done and the main reason why half are usually rejected or repeated.

In spite of being a critical year, because the 13 is just that stage when they begin to question the authority, the injustices of life, between child and adolescent I have had to dedicate a little more time to subjects that we do not necessarily share. A great guy, with a promising future in the world of marketing and technologies ... although with several years still to rediscover their self-esteem within what is worth and separate what has no value to focus.

The photo on the right looks like it was yesterday, when I earned the repudiation of the family for applying the razor zero. Haha, I was claimed for several days, now no longer count because that photo was impressive.

Returning to the theme of the project, it is about presenting the functioning of the GPS System. For this we must work the weekend, making space between so much noise that causes the day of the mother; You have to build a model of the world, with orbits of the constellation of wire satellites, drawn continents, latitudes and longitudes. This will explain how geographic coordinates work, how gravity allows objects to be placed in orbit and the reception of this signal from devices with integrated GPS.

Then with an iPad will demonstrate where the satellites go, although they are not seen, there is an application that allows you to simulate its turning it over the sky.

IMG_0257And finally explain how this system, together with the gps receiver that now brings the mobile and applications developed allow geolocation, showing Google Earth and the location where they are in school. Oh, I want to see it because the toy is handled like a Game Boy.

So, unlike the stress of last weekend with the fall of the site, now I have a very entertaining, I must also buy a good liner to protect the iPad by any accident, train the boy so that more than repeat as a parrot explain something More than simple geography and above all, train him so he will not generate distraction by bragging about his ability to play Iron-man ... How only he can do it!

Last year with the Methane gas stove Achieved the first place in the class, in the school and in the fair of colleges capitalinos. Unlike, this time it does not go in a group, and ... in an exciting subject.

We'll see how it goes ...

2 Replies to "The Global Positioning System as a scientific fair project"

  1. Biencause you if you know it, I write from Peru and find very interesting and useful your page, greetings and many successes.

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