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Young scholars discover the concepts of latitude and longitude. They practice using the coordinates to locate places on a map. They also examine the role of the sun and moon in dealing with latitude and longitude.
Students find locations based upon their latitude and longitude coordinates. In this latitude and longitude lesson plan, students locate points on a grid and learn how to use an astrolabe.
Students create "road trip quizzes" to test their classmates' ability to figure out locations based on their latitude and longitude.
Young scholars determine the causes of ocean currents and waves. Students explain how and why ocean currents vary with increasing latitude. Student also explain the cause of the Coriolis effect and calculate the magnitude of ocean currents.
Students investigate how the sun travels across the sky at different latitudes using Solar Motion Demonstrator. In this earth science lesson, students explain why seasons change. They study how the tilt of the Earth's axis affects seasons.
Young scholars discover how to create and read a nautical chart. They practice locating features on the chart and compare it to a 3-D bathymetric chart. They discover the importance of latitude and longitude.
Students create an astrolabe and locate the North Star in the night sky. They determine the latitude of the North Star, and calculate an average latitude based on class results.
Young scholars 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.
Eighth graders find latitude and longitude on maps and globes, locating continents, countries, and states. In this lesson they use an online map of the early American West to reinforce the concepts of latitude and longitude as part of a social studies
Students locate different places including U.S. cities using longitude and latitude coordinates. In this longitude and latitude lesson plan, students locate 10 different locations.
Students, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various locations.
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.
Students explore the concept of absolution location. In this geography skills lesson, students discuss how to identify and locate latitude and longitude. Students play a game to reinforce the skills.
Young scholars identify the location of different places. In this geometry lesson, students use a coordinate plane to plot and find the coordinate pair of a specific place. They use longitudinal and latitude to clarify the location.
In this Google Earth worksheet, students access the Google Earth website and find the latitude, longitude, and elevation for their house and school. Then they do the same for a variety of world locations. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank questions.
Learners read newspaper articles. In this social studies lesson plan, students locate the latitude and longitude of the location where the news article takes place. Learners write a summary of the news article.
Fourth graders recognize the different continents. They are introduced to longitude and latitude and how to find locations using these measurements. This series ends with an emphasis on the fifty states of the United States and their capitols.
Ninth graders locate original locations of Negro Leagues Baseball teams using latitude and longitude, calculate distances between locations using maps and/or Internet resources, and use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast travel over the past century.
Students explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson, students examine the latitude and longitude, landforms, physical regions, natural resources, and climate of the United States. Students create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the lesson that are compiled in a portfolio.

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