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L and L Project Alex Orndorff
Transcript of L and L Project Alex Orndorff
Longitude and Latitude are the ways you find places on a map.
Latitude is the horizontal lines, or side to side lines on the Earth. They are the first number on a coordinate.
Longitude is the vertical lines, or up and down lines on the Earth. They are the second number of a coordinate.
Therefore, following the rules that I just explained, the answer would be 4N, -3W.
But, when you do this on a real map, the latitude and longitude lines will be curvy, do to the fact that the Earth is round, not flat.
Like this example...
So, if you follow the curved lines, the coordinates will end up being 50N, 75W.
This is a map showing you where the equator is. The equator is the middle of the Earth horizontally. The coordinate for a number on the equator is 0. All of the coordinates above the equator are labeled as north. All of the coordinates below the equator are marked as south.
This is a map showing the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian is the middle of the Earth vertically. The coordinate for the Prime Meridian is 0. All of the coordinates to the left of the Prime Meridian are labeled west. All of the coordinates to the right of the Prime Meridian are labeled as west.
So, after doing all of the things I taught you about latitude and longitude, the answer will be 31N, 6W.
Some of the most common
1. Which lines go horizontal? (Left and right)
2. Which lines go vertical? (Up and Down)
3. What is the middle horizontal line called?
4. What is the middle vertical line called?
5. What do coordinates help people find?