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Understanding Latitude and Longitude
Teaching learners about latitude and longitude can get a little complicated. Present the concept by first representing it as a graph. Just like finding a location on a graph using the x and y-axis, learners will be able to locate items on a globe or map.
5th - 7th Science 88 Views 206 Downloads
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how the tropical belt is where the sun's energy is focused, allowing for the growth of rainforests.
K - 4th Science 27 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tracking a Potato Killer: using Longitude and Latitude to Map the Spread of P. Infestans
Where did the potato famine in the United States in the 1840s begin? After reading about the potato disease, young scientists will hypothesize about the type of disease and its origin. Then, using newspaper articles and other data, learners use latitude and longitude to map the instances of the disease, then analyze the data to try to trace its origin.
6th - 10th Science 94 Views 96 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Latitude
Your young geologists generate a graph given a table of values from the context of latitude and percent of the earth's surface north of that latitude. The questions in the activity then focus the learners to a deeper understanding of the concept of the inverse of a function.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where in the World is South Carolina?
Challenge your learners to wrap graph paper around a ping pong ball to represent the latitude and longitude of the earth. It just can't be done! But it's a great introduction to latitude and longitude. It can be looked at in two-dimensional form like looking at a map.
7th - 9th Math 4 Views 12 Downloads
Scientists go below to find
Learners investigate coordinate graphing. In this Algebra I lesson, pupils determine the distance between two cities by finding the vertical and horizontal distances using the longitude and latitude readings. They use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the distance and convert the degrees to miles.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 40 Downloads
Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns
Students research the climate patterns of various locations and make predictions based on their findings. They determine the importance of latitude and longitude in weather and climate. Students create graphs displaying their collected data.
5th - 10th Science 12 Views 70 Downloads
Storm Clouds-- Fly over a Late Winter Storm onboard a NASA Earth Observing Satellite
Students study cloud data and weather maps to explore cloud activity. In this cloud data lesson plan students locate latitude and longitude coordinates and determine cloud cover percentages.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
New Review Creating a Map to My House
Here is a simple assignment that will introduce your young geographers to location, one of the five themes of geography, through an activity in which they map the directions and lines of latitude/longitude of where they live.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math 78 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Places on the Planet: Latitude and Longitude
Students locate different places on globes and maps by learning about latitude and longitude lines. In this latitude and longitude lesson plan, students identify specific locations based on the degrees of latitude and longitude.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 30 Views 181 Downloads
Where are We?
Fifth graders explore places visited by Lewis and Clark. In this geographical concepts lesson, 5th graders plot places on a map and put events in chronological order. Students find locations on a map using longitude and latitude. Students create a map with written directions to get to Monticello.
5th Social Studies & History 31 Views 115 Downloads