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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.
8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 195 Downloads
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.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 38 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 9 Views 68 Downloads
Storm Clouds-- Fly over a Late Winter Storm onboard a NASA Earth Observing Satellite
Learners study cloud data and weather maps to explore cloud activity. In this cloud data lesson students locate latitude and longitude coordinates and determine cloud cover percentages.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Shadows and Skyscrapers
Eighth graders explain the relationship between the position of the sun, a city's latitude and shadow length. Ratio's, geometry, and algebra are used to determine the shadow lengths and building heights. A sun angle (altitude) charts to create and compare skyscraper shadows for four North American cities.
8th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Let the North Star Tell You Where You Are
Students participate in activities in which they find the Big Dipper and locate the North Star in the night sky, examine the relationship between the angle to Polaris and latitude, and determine latitude by using an astrolabe.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
Latitude on World Maps - World Map Activity 2
Students explore the concept of latitude. In this geography lesson, students discover the global grid system and complete a map activity which require them to record the latitude of various cities in the world.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 20 Views 39 Downloads
Absolutely and Relatively: The Puerto Rico Quarter Reverse
Students investigate the country of Puerto Rico by completing geographic worksheets. In this world geography lesson, students define latitude and longitude and use it to locate both Puerto Rico and their school. Students identify several other locations on a world map and record their latitude and longitude on a worksheet.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads