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Tear the Continents
Students tear paper into representative continent shapes and configure them with world oceans through relative location, direction and latitude and longitude starting points. They recognize the shape of the continents. Students recognize the location of the continents with respect to each other and the Prime Meridian and the Eqautor. Students identify the continents and major world oceans by name.
What's Your Temperature?
Learners take a look at the local newspaper and focus on the weather section. They get into small groups, and each one looks at the same map, but of a different part of the country. They must prepare a presentation that shows how latitude and longitude affect the weather patterns in three different cities. The groups present their findings to the class, and everyone discusses how latitude and longitude can be used to help predict the weather.
Snow Cover By Latitude
Students examine computerized data maps in order to create graphs of the amount of snowfall found at certain latitudes by date. Then they compare the graphs and the data they represent. Students present an analysis of the graphs.
Tracking Satellites Using Latitude and Longitude
Students 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.
Where Are We?
Students use Cartesian coordinates or degrees of latitude and longitude to locate important locations within their specific countries. They Use a grid to apply the concept of latitude and longitude, or positive and negative Cartesian coordinates, to determine the position of an object in the room.
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.
Where is Here?
Students are shown the very basics of navigation. The concepts of relative and absolute location, latitude, longitude and cardinal directions are discussed, as well as the use and principles of a map and compass.
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.
Geometry of Earth
In this Earth geometry activity, students use Google Earth to understand more about latitude and longitude. Students complete 3 short answer questions.
Introduction to Coordinate Systems on Earth
In this coordinate systems worksheet, learners use Google Earth to learn about latitude and longitude system. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer and 7 fill in the blank questions.
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. Students generate route maps using sequencing skills.
GPS Treasure Hunt
Students explore geography by participating in a treasure hunt activity. In this Global Positioning System lesson, 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.
Map Reading: Where Am I?
Eighth graders identify specific places in the western U.S. using latitude and longitude. They research westward migration, explore maps on various websites, and compare/contrast longitude and latitude on the Eastern U.S. map.
Scientist Tracking Network
Learners correlate surface radiation with mean surface temperature of several geographic regions. They observe how these parameters change with latitude and construct an understanding of the relationship of solar radiation to seasonal temperature variation.
Scientists go below to find
Learners investigate coordinate graphing. In this Algebra I lesson plan, 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.
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Eighth graders write a Compare and Contrast essay comparing the lives of similarly aged students at different Latitudes. They share their essays with epals, via e-mail. They may include digital photographs in their correspondence as well.
Sands of Time
Twelfth graders explore an application of integration. In this Calculus lesson, 12th graders explore the length of the day where they live during the winter and summer solstice. Students are provided with data relating to the solstices at various latitudes. Students use the symbolic capacity of the TI-89 to find a regression equation and interpolate date from the equation using integration.
Tsunamis Around The World
Young scholars learn about tsunamis that have occurred in different parts of the world and locate recent tsunamis using longitude and latitude on a map. In this tsunami lesson plan, students read a report of a tsunami to the class.
Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns
Young scholars 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.
Canada Eh? Pre/Post Tests on Canada Using GPS
Young scholars participate in a GPS activity and answer questions about Canada. In this Canada lesson, students identify location by using a GPS Unit and latitude and longitude. Young scholars find an Inuksuk (station) and a complete worksheet.