Science of Navigation

Last updated on
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Program Description

Ever wonder what it would be like to navigate the open ocean with GPS? Come and learn how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science, and basic observations. Not able to visit the museum? This program is also available as an education kit!

Big Ideas
  • Computational fluency and flexibility extend to operations with fractions.
  • Analyzing the validity, reliability, and representation of data enables us to compare and interpret.
  • The principles and processes underlying operations with numbers apply equally to algebraic situations and can be described and analyzed.
  • Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.
  • Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    8, 9
    Times Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Cost Per Adult: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Advanced booking is required. Your class may visit the rest of the museum after your program for an addition charge of $5.25 per student. 

    One adult free with every five students, additional adults charged at student rate. Parking is free for drivers of school groups.  

    Additional Notes

    For the safety and comfort of all participants, please note that class sizes listed above must be adhered to. All programs have a 15 student minimum.

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