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Geometry of Earth
In this Earth geometry activity, students use Google Earth to understand more about latitude and longitude. Students complete 3 short answer questions.
Introduction to Coordinate Systems on Earth
In this coordinate systems worksheet, learners use Google Earth to learn about latitude and longitude system. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer and 7 fill in the blank questions.
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.
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.
Learning About Location: Charting the Path of the George W. Elder
Students 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. Students generate route maps using sequencing skills.
Rubber Duckies and Ocean Currents
Students explore marine life by conducting a rubber duck experiment. For this water currents lesson, students practice identifying latitude and longitude coordinates on a map and define the currents of major oceans. Students discuss the impact of plastic debris on our oceans and utilize a rubber duck, plastic pieces and a water pan to conduct an ocean litter experiment.
Scientists go below to find
Learners investigate coordinate graphing. In this Algebra I instructional activity, 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.
Tsunamis Around The World
Young scholars learn about tsunamis that have occurred in different parts of the world and locate recent tsunamis using longitude and latitude on a map. In this tsunami lesson plan, students read a report of a tsunami to the class.
Canada Eh? Pre/Post Tests on Canada Using GPS
Students participate in a GPS activity and answer questions about Canada. In this Canada instructional activity, students identify location by using a GPS Unit and latitude and longitude. Students find an Inuksuk (station) and a complete worksheet.
Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns
Young scholars 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.
Creating and Analyzing Graphs of Tropospheric Ozone
Students create and analyze graphs using archived atmospheric data to compare the ozone levels of selected regions around the world. They locate and identify geographical regions using latitude and longitude. Students graph archived ozone data from the Live Access Server
Students plot the migration paths of birds using latitude and longitude data from a table.
Where In the World Am I?
Students develop an understanding of absolute and relative location. For 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.
Storm Clouds-- Fly over a Late Winter Storm onboard a NASA Earth Observing Satellite
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.
NIGHT AND DAY: DAILY CYCLES IN SOLAR RADIATION
High schoolers examine how Earth's rotation causes daily cycles in solar energy using a microset of satellite data to investigate the Earth's daily radiation budget and locating map locations using latitude and longitude coordinates.
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.
Young scholars identify why the Hopi tribe practiced running as it relates to health, delivering messages, defeating other tribes, and for ceremonial events. In this social studies lesson, students use maps to identify latitude and longitude then locate regional places the Hopi would run. Young scholars participate in a running activity with their physical education teacher.
Hide and Seek with Geocaching
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.
Activity on United States Moon Landing: Apollo 11
Students use the World Wide Web to access additional information needed to complete a set of questions. They demonstrate an understanding of latitude and longitude by interpreting a lunar map.
Latitude and Longitude
Young scholars demonstrate how to locate places on a map using a grid. In this map skills lesson, 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.