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How to use Google Earth - Photocopy and laminate 35 copies of how

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How to use Google Earth - Photocopy and laminate 35 copies of how

    Aim: to learn how to use the basic functions

     of Google Earth

    Start Google Earth. Be patient, Google Earth uses data from the Internet so it will take a few seconds to load!

1. Your Local Area

    a) Type the postcode of your school into the Search box and click on the

    magnifying glass.

    b) Use the Navigation Controls on the right of your screen to zoom in/out, over and around the school.

     Using the Navigation Controls

     Rotate using the mouse Zoom in. Double click to

     to change direction automatically zoom in

    Zoom out. Double click to

    automatically zoom out

     Click the mouse and hold to

     move North. Double click to Click on ‘N’ to return automatically ‘glide’ North to face North

    c) Now use the same process to find your house and primary school. If you don’t know the postcode, use the street/road name eg ‘Strawberry Lane Leeds’ will find St Bart’s Primary School.

    d) Now you are going to measure the distance between places you know. Click on the Ruler icon at the top of your screen.

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    e) To measure a straight line distance

    between two points (‘as the crow flies’), click

    your mouse on a start point (eg. your

    school) and then click on your end point (eg.

    your house). The distance is displayed in

    miles in the grey box. You can change the

    unit of measurement by clicking in the

    drop down box.

    f) To measure the distance more accurately click on the Path tab. You can now measure between two points using lots of small straight lines (see below).

    g) Measure the straight line distance

    between school and your house. Then

    measure the distance between school

    and your house using the path lines.

    Are the distances the same?

h) Now you are going to save the location of the places you have looked at on

    Google Earth by adding a Placemark. Click on the Placemark icon at the top of your screen.

i) Drag the yellow drawing pin to the location you want to save as a

    Placemark. Enter an appropriate name for your Placemark in the grey box.

    j) Now add at least two other Placemarks for example your school, your home and your primary school.

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    k) Your saved Placemarks should be displayed on the left of the screen.

     l) Click on the Play button and Google Earth will automatically zoom in and out of all your saved Placemarks sit back and watch!

2. Leeds and the UK

    In this section you will use the skills you have just learnt and practised.

    a) Use the search function to find London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Cardiff. Add each of these cities as a Placemark.

    b) Measure the straight line distance between Leeds and each of these five cities.

c) Zoom into each city can you spot any famous landmarks?

3. Famous Landmarks around the World

    a) Use the search function to find these famous world landmarks and add each as a Placemark: Eiffel Tower (France), Empire State Building (USA), Pyramids of Giza (Egypt), Ayers Rock (Australia), Grand Canyon (USA).

    b) Use the search function to find any other famous world landmarks you can think of. Add these as Placemarks.

c) Use the Play button to visit all of your saved Placemarks.

    Well done! You now know how to use the basic

    functions of Google Earth!

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