May 12

2014 Technology Reports

Mr. Welch (5th/6th)


by Sand

        You’ve been driving for hours, and suddenly you realize that nothing looks familiar. What will you do? Get out your GPS! This report is about GPS.  In this report you will read about the history of the GPS.  For example, the first full 24 GPS satellites were sent up in 1989. Next, you will read about the making of it, like what they used to make it.  Finally, you will read about interesting facts. I’ll bet you didn’t know that the GPS can mess up your brain.


        The first full 24. says, the first full 24 GPS satellites were sent up in 1989. There are always at least 24 active GPS satellites in space. I think that is cool because they must care to make sure there are always at least 24, with some for backup.

This is all about the inventor. According to, the U.S. Department of Defense (D.O.D) and Ivan Getting created it for 12 billion dollars. I think that they must have really believed it would work and that they really wanted to build it it they spent that much money on it.



        I will let you know how the GPS works. According to Darren Griffin, the GPS satellite sends signals to a GPS receiver. The receiver is better to be used outside, with a clear view of the sky. It can see where you are based on where the satellites are. I think this is cool because they have had to do a lot of work to get it this way.

Interesting Facts

        This is how the GPS might do something to our brains. says that people can get so used to using the GPS and having directions given to them that they don’t know how to get there on their own. I think that this is sad because then we won’t get to notice our surroundings as much and we won’t be able to make it anywhere without the GPS. We rely too much on the GPS. We need to figure out how to do things and make it to different places without it. For example: A man went to work every day using the GPS. One day he decided to try to make it there on his own. He got lost and realized that people are being affected largely because of the tracking device.

        This paragraph is about how it can save things. According to, the GPS can track down lost cars. They can also direct ships across the sea. For example, a man was driving along and his car was taken. He called the police and they found it and the robber using a GPS. I think this is awesome because it can catch a lot of bad people.

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