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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.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Latitude & Longitude
Here is a worksheet activity where learners mark the latitude and longitude coordinates of cities all over the world. There are 15 cities to identify, from Baghdad, Iraq to Warsaw, Poland and Anchorage, Alaska.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 39 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Where are We?
Fifth graders explore places visited by Lewis and Clark. For this geographical concepts lesson, 5th graders plot places on a map and put events in chronological order. Students find locations on a map using longitude and latitude. Students create a map with written directions to get to Monticello.
5th Social Studies & History 28 Views 109 Downloads
Where in the World
Students explore the global grid system. In this globe instructional activity, students identify latitude and longitude lines and how these can tell the coordinates of any place. They use the Internet to find the exact coordinates for their town.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 55 Downloads
Where in the World Is ...?
Young scholars move themselves around a "world" map on the classroom floor, using lines of latitude and longitude to locate specific spots. They determine the locations of 11 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers are serving and identify in which continent the country is located.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 29 Downloads
Tracking a Potato Killer: using Longitude and Latitude to Map the Spread of P. Infestans
Where did the potato famine in the United States in the 1840s begin? After reading about the potato disease, young scientists will hypothesize about the type of disease and its origin. Then, using newspaper articles and other data, learners use latitude and longitude to map the instances of the disease, then analyze the data to try to trace its origin.
6th - 10th Science 78 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 16 Views 45 Downloads
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.
5th Social Studies & History 36 Views 102 Downloads
Where in the World is South Carolina?
Challenge your learners to wrap graph paper around a ping pong ball to represent the latitude and longitude of the earth. It just can't be done! But it's a great introduction to latitude and longitude. It can be looked at in two-dimensional form like looking at a map.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 57 Downloads
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 10 Views 197 Downloads
Learning About Location: Charting the Path of the George W. Elder
Learners 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.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 50 Downloads
Scientists go below to find
Learners investigate coordinate graphing. In this Algebra I lesson, 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 10 Views 69 Downloads