Location and Direction: Angle from the Equator

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From any angle, this interactive is helpful. Earth science super stars explore a location's angle from the equator through a hands-on activity. Questions guide learners as they test their knowledge of direction and geometry used in finding specific places across the world.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Dig in on question four to assess students' understanding of the significance of latitude and longitude as specific points on Earth
  • Assign the interactive as homework and ask individuals to prepare an answer for the discussion question for the next day's class
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • The versatile interactive incorporates earth science, geography, and geometry in one seamless activity
  • Controls work smoothly, allowing learners to reset and begin again
Cons
  • None