What's Wrong with the Coordinates at the North Pole?

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Here is an activity that merges technology with life skills as individuals use Google Earth to explore the differences between coordinate systems and map projections. The self-guided worksheet is the fourth segment in a nine-part unit. The worksheet provides class members with opportunities to hone their Google Earth skills.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Alter the locations in the file to be more relevant to your class
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have an understanding of the Cartesian coordinate system
  • Individuals need access to Google Earth
Pros

  • The activity is in Word format to make it easier to edit
  • Includes the web address to download the grid files needed for the activity
Cons

  • The activity is the same as the quiz for the associated lesson, Projections and Coordinates