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Working with Latitude and Longitude
Fourth graders examine how to use maps to locate major areas of the world, and the major lines of longitude and latitude. They use coordinate to locate and label the continents. Also, they determine what type of weather they could expect at various locations in the world.
Latitude and Longitude
Seventh graders distinguish between latitude and longitude. In this geography lesson, 7th graders locate specific locations on the Earth using latitude and longitude, calculate distance using latitude and longitude, and discover differences between two locations on the Earth.
Where in the World Am I: Latitude And Longitude
Students demonstrate their knowledge in using latitude and longitude measurements to find locations on a map, especially places in Hawaii.
Latitude, Longitude, and Mapmaking
Students discuss the reasons why it's important to explain latitude and longitude and by creating quizzes in which other students can locate "mystery" places that they map on the computer.
Latitude and Longitude
Learners find latitude and longitude on a map or atlas. They create maps with a cruise route. They practice plotting locations given latitiude and longitude.
Latitude and Longitude: Geography and Geometry!
Second graders use latitude and longitude coordinates to pinpoint an exact location on the map. In this geography lesson, 2nd graders utilize handouts from the Maritime Museum in order to gain practice in finding locations throughout the world.
Lesson Plan on Latitude and Longitude
Sixth graders identify at least ten places on the world map using given longitude and latitude points. They identify the longitude and latitude of ten places on the world map.
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. In this latitude lesson students use the Internet to access the information that allows them to better understand the differences between ocean and air temperature.
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. Mathematics lessons involve students with geometric concepts involved in the definition of latitude.
Snow Cover By Latitude
Young scholars create graphs comparing the amount of snow cover along selected latitudes using data sets from a NASA website. They create a spreadsheet and a bar graph on the computer, and analyze the data.
Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude
Students define and use "absolute location," latitude, and longitude. They locate on a map or globe the Earth's poles, circles, tropics, and beginning points of measurements for latitude and longitude.
Finding Latitudes and Longitudes
Young scholars analyze Columbus' rationale for sailing west, and find the latitude and longitude of modern and ancient place names.
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. This can be related to the Cartesian coordinate plane. It can also be looked at in three-dimensional form like on a globe. A great hands-on activity to learn about latitude and longitude.
Journey to Gettysburg
Students use latitude and longitude to map the path of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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.
Where in the World...?
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various cities, regions, landforms, and bodies of water around the globe. They use The New York Times Learning Network's crossword puzzle 'Longitude and Latitude' to sharpen their atlas skills.
Where in the World
Students explore the global grid system. In this globe lesson, 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.
A Star to Steer Her By
Learners determine their latitude using a protracdtor and/or cross-staff to find the altitude of Polaris.
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.
Our Solar System and Seasons
Sixth graders investigate the relative diameters of planets and distances between them and the cause for seasons on Earth using the 5-E Learning Model. They appreciate the size and distances involved with objects in the real universe. Students explore why Earth experiences seasons, and discover the climatic differences between the poles, middle latitudes and the equator.