Lesson 5 What Are All Those LinesPresentation Transcript
Lesson Five- What are all those lines on the world map?
An understanding of what lines of latitude and longitude are
Knowledge of the location and impacts of the equator and prime meridian
Starter (answer on worksheet)
In your opinion what is a map?
Why do we use maps?
Now look in mapzone click on homework help then mapability. Now click on starting mapping
http:// www.mapzone.co.uk /
Is there anything you can add to your answers above?
Longitude and Latitude
Now we’ve identified what a map is, let us learn about longitude and latitude.
The globe has been covered in a grid, which makes finding places a lot easier. The lines go all the way around from left to right and from top to bottom.
Latitude and Longitude VAV 2004
Latitude and Longitude….
run across the map
measured in degrees
north and south
of the Equator
they are parallel
decrease in length towards the Poles
run up and down the map
measured in degrees
east and west
of the Greenwich Meridian
they converge at the Poles
they are all the same length
Important Lines of Latitude and Longitude
Equator Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Capricorn Arctic Circle Antarctic Circle 0 º 23 ½º 66 ½º 23 ½º 66 ½º North South 0 º Greenwich Meridian East West International Date Line 180 º Sun overhead 21 June Sun overhead 21 December Time goes ahead Time goes behind Sun does not rise on 21 Dec Sun does not rise on 21 June
Main Activity 1 – Questions (answer on worksheet)
Lines that go around the world are called?
Lines that go from top to bottom are called ?
Look at the following world map and fill in the equator and prime meridian (on worksheet):
Questions (answer on worksheet)
The Equator is the O degree line of latitude. What changes as you go North or South of it?
The prime meridian is the O degree line of longitude. What changes as you run East or West of it?
Lines of latitude and longitude are measured in_________
Latitude lines are measured from ____ to ____, North and _______of the __________
Lines of longitude are measured from _____ to ______ East or West of the ___________.
The following web page will help you answer the following:
www.nmm.ac.uk/site/navId / 00500300l005001002
What are three main points you have learnt from today’s lesson?
Where are the tropics and why are they hot?
Extension - Have a go at the following to check your understanding : Use the Internet to find out where the countries are, and the World maps above to help you with your Latitude and Longitude bearings. Countries Latitude Longitude Australia New Zealand India Canada North America Peru Kenya China Japan