September 29-October 3

Students continued learning about latitude, longitude, the hemispheres, time zones, the equinox, and the solstice.
We used this power point to sum up our last two lessons: Latitude and Longitude

Students practiced finding absolute locations with this worksheet: Latitude and Longitude Worksheet

Time zones…longitude is measured in degrees (there is a total of 360 degrees around the earth)… each day is 24 hours long… 360 divided by 24 equals 15…this means that 15 degrees of longitude equals 1 hour of time. Therefore, each time zone is 15 degrees of longitude in width, with local variations, and observes a clock time one hour earlier than the zone immediately to the east.

Distance…degrees of latitude are parallel to each other… there is 111k.2 km between each degree

Remember…the farther away from the equator you travel the colder it gets! This is true for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres…and don’t forget that the seasons are different in the Southern hemisphere compared to the Northern Hemisphere (when it’s winter in Canada, it’s summer in Australia).