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How Does Latitude Correlate With Sea Surface and Air Temperature?
Students examine data from ocean buoys to determine the relationship between latitude, sea surface and temperature. For this latitude lesson students use the Internet to access the information that allows them to better understand the differences between ocean and air temperature.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Anza and Font in Search of Latitude
This is an integrated lesson that incorporates Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. In Social Studies, 7th graders complete an online interview and complete an online worksheet about latitude of sites on the Anza trail. In Science they measure angles of elevation and have a Moon Party.
7th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Tracking Satellites Using Latitude and Longitude
Learners investigate how to track satellites using latitude and longitude. They investigate what man learns from all the satellites currently being studied today. Students analyze the four basic types of satellite orbits.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Latitude & Longitude
Here is a instructional activity activity where learners mark the latitude and longitude coordinates of cities all over the world. There are 15 cities to identify, from Baghdad, Iraq to Warsaw, Poland and Anchorage, Alaska.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 are We?
Fifth graders explore places visited by Lewis and Clark. For 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 27 Views 108 Downloads
Where in the World
Students explore the global grid system. In this globe instructional activity, students identify latitude and longitude lines and how these can tell the coordinates of any place. They use the Internet to find the exact coordinates for their town.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 54 Downloads
Where in the World Is ...?
Learners move themselves around a "world" map on the classroom floor, using lines of latitude and longitude to locate specific spots. They determine the locations of 11 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers are serving and identify in which continent the country is located.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 29 Downloads
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 58 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fifth graders examine the geographic concept of absolute location. Using a variety of resources, they create a life-size classroom grid and locate the coordinates of a point, identify latitude and longitude of different locations, and create a mini-model of the globe using latitude and longitude lines.
5th Social Studies & History 31 Views 99 Downloads
Students are introduced to the concept of stellar navigation. Inside a portable digital planetarium they identify various stars that were used as a navigational tool. They go through several activities in which they attempt to identify their location on earth (in latitude and longitude measurements) using the night sky.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
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 3 Views 11 Downloads
Learning About Location: Charting the Path of the George W. Elder
Students acquire a working knowledge of the geographical concepts: absolute location, relative location, longitude and latitude. They analyze primary sources that shows the physical and human characteristics of the places along the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition's route.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 45 Downloads
GPS Treasure Hunt
Students explore geography by participating in a treasure hunt activity. In this Global Positioning System lesson plan, students define the terms latitude and longitude while utilizing an electronic GPS device. Students view a PowerPoint presentation about GPS devices and complete a worksheet treasure hunt activity in class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 57 Downloads