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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.
Eighth graders plot points of longitude and latitude on a world map. In groups, they create a model of the earth's interior and label the parts,
Students in this exercise are introduced to the distinct ways of measuring distance (nautical miles) and speed (knots) at sea, as well as the concepts of latitude and longitude for establishing location.
Students explore the Louisiana Purchase territory. In this geography skills lesson, students use map skills in order to plot and note latitude and longitude, measure scale distance, and locate landforms that were part of the Louisiana Purchase.
Students study the basic methods for finding one's position on Earth. Latitude can be deduced from the height above the horizon of the pole star or of the noontime Sun, while longitude requires an accurate clock giving universal time.
Learners examine Illinois urban centers and compare them to centers outside the state that have the same approximate latitude and longitude. By discovering the transportation arteries, communications systems, and cultural/recreational relationships, they observe the commonalities of the urban centers.
Fourth graders look through the atlas to locate their missing principal. They use longitude and latitude to identify various locations around the world. Students strengthen their map skills.
Fifth graders use the scale, the key, and longitude and latitude on a map to determine where they have crashed. They use the map scale to determine the distance to the nearest city and how long it will take them to get there. They describe the motion of an object by tracing and measuring its position over time. This is a fun way for students to explore coordinates on Earth and location using latitude and longitude.
Students study the history of Sengbe Pieh and the Amistad Incident using latitude and longitude, the Pythagorean Theorem, and Distance/Rate/Time formulas.
Students plot a hiking course using aerial photos and a topographic overlay and find the latitude and longitude of absolute locations. They measure the total distance of a hiked area and figure the area of the ground walked using Heron's Formula.
Students plot stranding sites onto a map using latitude and longitude as well as compass directions with respect to coastal features. They identify several species of marine animals that might become stranded; distinguish their characteristics and habitats.
Students demonstrate how to locate places on a map using a grid. In this map skills lesson, students are introduced to latitude and longitude lines. Students define these terms and view a large map of a state. Students come up to the map to find a city with specific coordinates.
Fourth graders correctly locate given cities, recite song or use body movements to show understanding of new vocabulary. They take a written quiz asking them to find locations on a map at a later date.
Students locate different places on globes and maps by learning about latitude and longitude lines. In this latitude and longitude lesson plan, students identify specific locations based on the degrees of latitude and longitude.
In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, students 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. Students draw a mountain on the map at a given latitude and longitude.
In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, students find the coordinates of 14 cities around the world and use this information to complete 14 short answer questions. This instructional activity includes online atlas web links.
Young scholars examine the lines of latitude and longitude on a map, and explain why these lines might be useful. In this lesson students also explore websites that provide information to improve their understanding of how and why latitude and longitude are used.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students read about the lines of latitude and longitude and study the map of the lines for South Dakota. Students then use the lines of longitude and latitude to answer the questions. Students then use a map of the United States, find where they live on it, and find the lines of latitude and longitude. Students write the latitude first and include the directions of North, South, East, and West.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students use a map of Nigeria to answer questions about where different cities are located. There are four multiple choice questions and a description of an activity students could also do.
Students explore how to use the grid system to locate areas on a map and to help students explain that geography puts emphasis on "place."