Crack the Code: USA Edition : Google Earth : Math . Landforms . Teamwork . FUN

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Welcome to an amazing interactive virtual field trip / team challenge that will send your students on a mission to explore landforms and famous destinations from coast to coast across the United States!

For each of the 5 questions, students will:
➊ Find the destination on Google Earth using a tablet or computer.
➋ Use the map to solve the question and circle the correct answer from the 2 multiple choices given… each answer comes with a visual number (either on dice, fingers, ten frame, or tally marks) that will eventually help students “crack the code.”
➌ Once all 5 questions are answered, students will add up the total of all their answers (Tip: teach younger students to TOUCH the dots/ fingers/ tallies as they count so they don’t lose track) and if they have answered everything correctly, they will be able to tell the teacher the top secret code! Instruct kids to keep this TOP SECRET (don’t shout it out!) and come whisper it to you when they think they know it.

I've designed these Crack the Code Google Earth activities to use in my Kindergarten classroom after we took a day or 2 to just have fun exploring and learning how to use Google Earth. I taught them things like how to zoom in and out, how to go to the street view to go inside buildings, and how to type or dictate where they want to travel to. Honestly, I didn’t know how to use Google Earth, but the 1 minute tutorial on their site taught me enough to get started and I’m sure you can figure it out easily, too! It’s an AMAZING resource! My class has 3:1 iPads so I talked them through the task ahead of time and then set my kids up in teams. I made sure each group had a higher “reader” in it to help them. I rotated around to assist and answer questions, too. My 1st and 4th graders at home LOVE these crack the code sheets as well so I know it’d be a blast for any elementary age student. This would also be fun to do together with “buddies” from another grade. If you enjoy this, there’s also a WORLD edition and a special version for the month of March.