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1. Introduction to Explore Geographic Features in Google Earth
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There are so many fascinating places all over the world, and few people get the opportunity to visit everywhere they want to see in person.

But you can explore places that interest you right from your own computer!

In this lesson, you will take a tour of a place in Google Earth.

You will explore its geographic features and learn interesting facts about it.

Then, you will create a presentation about your tour using Google Slides.

Creating a presentation allows you to reflect on your experience, organize your thoughts about it, and share it with others in a unique and fun way.

Google Earth is an app that provides satellite images of places around the world.

Google Earth allows you to explore places virtually, which almost makes you feel like you are actually there.

Learning about new places can give you an appreciation and greater understanding of different cultures, languages, geography, history, and much more.

This lesson uses Google Earth, which only works in the Chrome browser, but you could apply these skills and concepts using any virtual exploration application, or even with an encyclopedia.

This lesson also uses Google Slides, but you could create your presentation in any presentation software or even with paper and art supplies.

As you complete this project, you will: Use the Voyager feature in Google Earth to select a place or topic and explore it, Add a title, your name, and information about three places you learned about on your tour to your presentation, Add an image, And describe what you liked best about your tour in your presentation.

To work on this lesson, open the starter project.

If you haven’t done so already, you will be prompted to sign in to your Google account.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

Once you are signed in, copy the starter project and rename it.

Now, it’s your turn: Open the starter project, Log in to your Google account, Copy the starter project and rename it.

Instructions

  1. Open the starter project.
  2. Log in to your Google account.
  3. Copy the starter project and rename it.
Before sharing your work with your teacher, follow these steps to give them access to your file:
  1. Open your file.
  2. Click "Share" in the upper right corner.
  3. Add your teacher's email address.
  4. Give them "Commenter" or "Editor" access
  5. Click "Done"