# Latitude and Longitude What types of lines are these? Listen to find out…

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Latitude and Longitude What types of lines are these? Listen to find out…

Latitude Lines Lines of latitude are called parallels. Lines of latitude are called parallels. They run east and west. They run east and west. The equator is at 0 degrees latitude. The equator is at 0 degrees latitude. “The Flat Lines are the Lat Lines”

Longitude Lines Lines of longitude are called meridians. Lines of longitude are called meridians. They run north and south. They run north and south. The Prime Meridian is at 0 degrees longitude. The Prime Meridian is at 0 degrees longitude. “LONG-itude”

Lets Take a Closer Look

Now Lets Practice (Latitude, Longitude) 15 N, 30 E 45 N, -30 W -30 S, 60 E 0, 60 N

Find the location of Timbuktu

Which Way is Up? NORTH SOUTH WESTEAST

Lateral Movement

Lines of Latitude

The Long Lines

Lines of Longitude

Hemispheres The earth is a sphere. The earth is a sphere. The equator cuts the earth in half creating the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The equator cuts the earth in half creating the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Hemispheres The Prime Meridian cuts the earth in half vertically creating the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. The Prime Meridian cuts the earth in half vertically creating the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

Continents - large land masses on Earth “To learn the seven continents think of the letter A and when you're down to only one an E will save the day”. “To learn the seven continents think of the letter A and when you're down to only one an E will save the day”. North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and Europe. North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and Europe.

Five Oceans- bodies of water that cover large areas of Earth. Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Artic Ocean Artic Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

Continents & Oceans

Continents

Earth’s Oceans

World Map

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