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Latitude and Longitude
Young scholars demonstrate how to locate places on a map using a grid. In this map skills activity, students are introduced to latitude and longitude lines. Young scholars define these terms and view a large map of a state. Students come up to the map to find a city with specific coordinates.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 17 Downloads
Latitude and Longitude
In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, learners read a short description then examine a map which displays lines of latitude and longitude. Students use this information to complete 3 fill in the blank questions. Learners draw a mountain on the map at a given latitude and longitude.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 114 Views 707 Downloads
Do You Know Your Map?
Arm your young learners with the skills to properly review and analyze maps! These worksheets involve using longitude and latitude to locate countries on a map, matching geography terms from a word bank to their proper definitions, and identifying hemispheres and navigation tools.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 103 Views 88 Downloads
Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 31 Downloads
Tsunamis with a Latitude
Students evaluate earth science by examining maps in class. In this world geography lesson, students examine a spherical map and identify several important locations including the prime meridian, Antarctic Circle and tropic of Cancer. Students complete a worksheet based upon latitude and longitude coordinates and tsunami awareness.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 46 Downloads
Where in the World? :Understanding Latitude and Longitude
Students play a grid-based game and devise clues to help classmates locate spots on the globe in order to recognize the value of using longitude and latitude for identifying locations.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 45 Views 143 Downloads
Where in the World? The Basics of Latitude and Longitude
Students are introduced to the concepts of latitude and longitude. In groups, they identify the Earth's magnetic field and the disadvantages of using compasses for navigation. They identify the major lines of latitude and longitude on a map and determine the location of major cities using only latitude and longitude coordinates.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 41 Views 260 Downloads
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.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 58 Downloads
Latitude and Longitude: Geography and Geometry!
Second graders use latitude and longitude coordinates to pinpoint an exact location on the map. In this geography activity, 2nd graders utilize handouts from the Maritime Museum in order to gain practice in finding locations throughout the world.
2nd Math 3 Views 34 Downloads
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.
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 12 Views 8 Downloads