Latitude and Longitude

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Geological Society of America (GSA)
Publication Date:2018
Summary:You may have seen or used Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in cars or on camping trips. These devices use data from satellites orbiting the Earth to locate places on our planet. GPS devices describe the locations to us in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Citizen scientists involved in the Geological Society of America's EarthCaching project use GPS technology and latitude and longitude coordinates to locate places on the Earth. This activity will help you learn how to find locations using latitude and longitude.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B
Subjects: 6-8; activities; agi; earth science week; geocaching; gps; gsa; mapping; middle school
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