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Latitude and Longitude
Transcript of Latitude and Longitude
Lines that change in value when going North and South
Parallel to the equator
Never a negative value, can be as high as 180 degrees Ways to Remember Latitude
The lines run "laterally"
Essentially left to right, or right to left
The transition to this bubble was a lateral movement Longitude Lines
Increase in value when move East or West
Maximum value of Longitude lines is 90 Degrees
Run parallel to the Prime Meridian
Located in Greenwich, England Ways to Remember Longitude
Travel Up and Down on the Globe
Going the Up and Down a Basketball Court
Again the transition to this bubble was an up and down movement, or a change in longitude The Moment You've All Been Waiting For... Using Latitude and Longitude
Can be used to find locations on a map or globe
Here is an example of latitude and longitude is written
Eyota, MN 43° N, 92° W Let's Practice! Don't look overly excited Working by yourself use your text book to find the approximate Latitude and Longitude for each city.
Austin, TX Now Double Check Your Work!
Turn to a classmate sitting near you (not the partner you just worked with) and check each others answers. If you hurry we may do something fun, in the media center!