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Google Sightseeing - Discover the world via Google Maps and Google Earth

Google Sightseeing - Discover the world via Google Maps and Google Earth
Floating Bridges Thursday, 3rd April 2014 by Ian Brown Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations where water conditions are very sheltered. The road surface is supported by pontoons, which – while they do float – are usually anchored to the sea, lake or river-bed to ensure they stay in place. The longest floating bridge in the world is the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point which stretches 2.3 km (1.4 miles) as part of a longer bridge across Lake Washington between Seattle and Medina.

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Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom March 14th, 2010 Google Earth has opened up potential for students in classrooms around the globe with its bird’s-eye view of the world. Whether you are a veteran teacher looking for new ways to teach old topics or you are a still an education student getting ready to make your debut in the classroom, these exciting ways to use Google Earth are sure to infuse your lessons with plenty of punch. Find ideas for any age student and a handful of virtual tours that will not only help you instruct your students, but might even teach you something along the way. Elementary Younger students can have fun with these Google Earth lessons and ideas.

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