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Students 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.
Explore the major features of a globe using a globe and a variety of media tools to identify and label continents, oceans, poles, the equator, and lines of longitude and latitude. Many geography sources are cited.
Students locate objects using a Global Positioning System. In this global geography lesson, students explore latitude and longitude using a GPS in order to locate objects.
High schoolers apply map reading skills by locating places through the use of latitude and longitude.
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 create "road trip quizzes" to test their classmates' ability to figure out locations based on their latitude and longitude.
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 identify longitude and latitude and how they were, and are, determined, and discuss the rudiments of navigation in the eighteenth century.
Young scholars, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
Students investigate the country of Puerto Rico by completing geographic worksheets. In this world geography instructional activity, 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.
In this Google Earth worksheet, learners 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.
Students read newspaper articles. In this social studies lesson, students locate the latitude and longitude of the location where the news article takes place. Students write a summary of the news article.
Middle schoolers explore the concept of absolution location. In this geography skills lesson, students discuss how to identify and locate latitude and longitude. Middle schoolers play a game to reinforce the skills.
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.
Students participate in a Longitude-meets-latitude project comes together on the Web!
Students identify Earth's equator, prime meridian, lines of latitude, lines of longitude, parallels, and meridians.
Middle schoolers explore the globe. In this globe skills lesson, students use their knowledge of latitude and longitude to respond to questions regarding Christopher Columbus's maiden voyage to the Americas.
Learners locate points using longitude and latitude coordinates. They locate their home using longitude and latitude, explore the uses of GPS, and accurately use a GPS.
Learners explore longitude, latitude and cardinal directions. In this social studies instructional activity, students use the geographical clues in the letter to determine where the bottle originated. Learners compose a message that gives their location using directional terms.
Students practice longitude and latitude plotting skills, mapping skills, and applying math skills for practical use. They participate in a simulation of delivering a package by following a directions on a map.