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156 resources with the keyterm longitude

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Understanding Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Teaching learners about latitude and longitude can get a little complicated. Present the concept by first representing it as a graph. Just like finding a location on a graph using the x and y-axis, learners will be able to locate items...
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Variables Affecting Earth's Albedo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the variables that affect the Earth's albedo.  In this environmental data analysis lesson students interpret and graph information and calculate changes. 
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Blank Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Games are a great way to motivate learners to internalize information.. Using this PowerPoint which is in a Jeopardy format, students can review map skills and facts about the Civil War, famous places, and our government. This is a handy...
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Where in the World is South Carolina?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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Journey to Gettysburg

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars use latitude and longitude to map the path of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Geography Terms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introduce the terms and concepts related to basic map and geography skills. Terms include full definitions and cover latitude, longitude, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Prime Meridian, and the International Date Line.
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Mapping

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce middle or high schoolers to topographic maps with this PowerPoint. After a review of longitude and latitude, display and describe contour lines and intervals. Also explain map scale. This is a useful presentation for a social...
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Coral Bleaching in the Caribbean

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students practice analyzing images, maps and graphs from Internet-based educational resources. They explore the correlation between sea surface temperature and coral bleaching. Students comprehend that coral reefs are collections of tiny...
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Mapping Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Get out the compass and a pencil its time to use a coordinate grid to practice mapping skills. Young cartographers use the prompts and provided grid to plot locations, draw parallel lines, and determine distances between points. 
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Terrabagga Activity Using a Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Clever! Earth science learners construct a model of a planet containing a magnetic core. The planet, Terrabagga, is made out of a paper grocery bag, magnets, a dead D battery, and rubber bands. Pictures of each step of the construction...
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Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns

For Teachers 5th - 10th
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...
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1492: Using Data to Explain a Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how Christopher Columbus made his way across the Atlantic.  In this data lesson students use an Internet program to navigate like Columbus. 
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Explore Surface Types on a Journey Around Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore satellite data. In this technology cross-curriculum math and world geography lesson, students locate specific map areas using a microset of satellite data. Students use technology and math skills to determine percentages...
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Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners define and use "absolute location," latitude, and longitude. They locate on a map or globe the Earth's poles, circles, tropics, and beginning points of measurements for latitude and longitude.
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Latitude, Longitude and Map Projections

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the significance of map projections. They use Arc View GIS to compare/contrast the geographic coordinate system, identify the main properties of map projections, and produce a map.
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World War II New Guinea Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Although the big picture for this lesson on the New Guidea Campaign of WWII is taking a field trip to the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, you can easily use it as a guide to an independent or group research project as well. However, if you...
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You Can Find It!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
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A Map as a Tool

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students study the concept of using a map as a tool with the usage of a balloon designed to mimic the features of the Earth with the major features marked and shown on the balloon.
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Think GREEN - Utilizing Renewable Solar Energy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners use data to find the best renewable energy potential.  For this solar energy lesson students import data into Excel and explain how solar energy is beneficial. 
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Longitude and Latitude

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pinhead Patty takes us around the globe and explains what latitude and longitude are in this entertaining video. The author uses an orange to demonstrate the line measurements on a sphere.
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The Mathematics of Latitude and Longitude

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Latitude and longitude lines are explained in this video. Students focus on the mathematics and how to calculate distance using the degrees of various locations.
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Banana Teaches Longitude and Latitude

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Luke, a student at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, explains the differences between longitude and latitude. He also explains why they are important.
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Latitude and Longitude

For Students 4th - 6th
In this latitude and longitude activity, learners find a set of 7 coordinates on a map. An answer key is included; a website reference for additional resources is given.
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Geography Skills Review Part 2

For Students 7th - 12th
For this geography skills worksheet, students use the provided map and chart data to respond to 17 fill in the blank questions about time zones, the military grid, and latitude and longitude.