Presentation on theme: "AIM: How do we use Longitude and Latitude? Do Now: The X on the ceiling indicates a new spot for the ceiling projector. In your note books, write out a."— Presentation transcript:
AIM: How do we use Longitude and Latitude? Do Now: The X on the ceiling indicates a new spot for the ceiling projector. In your note books, write out a set of directions telling someone where to move the projector incase the X falls off! THINK ABOUT YOUR MAPING NOTES!!!
Latitude - give positions North and South of the EQUATOR. They are parallel. range from 90 o N to 90 o S from the Equator *Latitude equals the star Polaris’ altitude*
They connect at the poles range from 180 0 E-180 0 W from the Prime Meridian - give positions East and West of the PRIME MERIDIAN. Longitude The Prime Meridian runs through Greenwich, England
These two systems of lines creates an imaginary grid that covers the entire planet. Coordinates are always written with the latitude first and then the longitude. Latitude, Longitude
39 o 40 o 41 o 42 o 30’ Each line is called a degree ( o ) Each degree is broken up into 60 minutes ( ), - 30 minutes marks the half way point. I. Scaling of Latitude and Longitude Take out ESRT page 3ESRT
When working with a world map, what two lines should use to orient ourselves? Equator Prime Meridian 0o0o 0o0o
How do we know the compass directions (N,S,E,W) for this map of New York?
New York state locations are always North of the equator and always West of the prime meridian. 0 0 Prime Meridian 0 0 Equator
With the person sitting next to you complete the What is Latitude and Longitude? worksheets at your desk. Whatever you do not complete is Homework.