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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.
Students examine how climate affects lifestyle, clothing choices, food, and water sources. They explore climatic regions such as tropical, desert, coastal, and alpine situations. They look at the longitude and latitude, land features and weather conditions in relation to how engineers use this type of information.
Tenth graders investigate the Carbon Monoxide level at a fixed latitude to determine if there is a relationship to population density. They download data sets and generate a graph, and find locations using the Earth's coordinate system. Students determine a link between human activity and Carbon Monoxide level.
Students develop an understanding of absolute and relative location. In this geography lesson, students examine their location in the world after studying vocabulary which includes the words latitude, longitude, relative and absolute location. They use assigned web site to find information to make a flip-book that answers questions about their location in the world.
Students observe a demonstration of how melting snow and ice can contribute to mudflows. They then observea list of continents with the number of snow and ice covered mountains on each continent and discuss. They then label a group of volcanoes on a blank map and plot a volcano and its snowline including its approximate latitude.
Eighth graders collect weather data from a variety of cities at the same latitudes, but on different continents. They organize data using spreadsheet program, generate graphs, and incorporate into a word processing document. Students analyze data and draw conclusions about data and statistics. They communicate their results by developing a poster for class presentation