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Satellites are in outer space. They are sent into the sky from Earth. Once they get in position, the orbit Earth. People use them to get signals all over the world. This includes signals received by GPS devices. GPS devices can give people directions.

GPS devices help people get around. Smartphones use GPS and maps to show people how to get from place to place. Some people also have GPS devices built into their cars. GPS devices say directions out loud.

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Making Connections


Have you or your parents used GPS to get from one place to another?


Have you read another book about GPS or other modern technology? What did you learn in that book?


Do you think GPS is useful to the world as a whole? Why or why not?

Teacher Resources

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