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# Location and Direction

## Explores different ways of expressing location and direction on Earth and how GPS and compasses work.

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## Location and Direction

Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Location and Direction

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Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Location and Direction: GPS

Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Location and Direction

Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Location and Direction

Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Location and Direction

Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Location and Direction

Using latitude and longitude to find a location.

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## Angle from the Core

Location and Direction Interactive

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## Latitude and Longitude

by CK-12 //basic

A brief synopsis of latitude and longitude and how they are used to accurately describe locations on the surface of the earth.

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## Cardinal and Secondary Directions - Overview

by CK-12 //basic

Overview

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## Cardinal and Secondary Directions - Example 1

by CK-12 //basic

Describe direction given a degree rotation

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## Cardinal and Secondary Directions - Example 2

by CK-12 //basic

Describe relative position of objects

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## Cardinal and Secondary Directions - Example 3

by CK-12 //basic

Find the direction after a turn

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## Cardinal and Secondary Directions - Example 4

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Find the direction after multiple turns

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## Reading a Map - Example 1

by CK-12 //basic

Basic Features

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## Reading a Map - Example 2

by CK-12 //basic

Recognizing Types of Maps

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## Reading a Map - Example 3

by CK-12 //basic

Understanding and Using Longitude and Latitude

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## Reading a Map - Example 4

by CK-12 //basic

Understanding and Using a Scale

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• Lesson Plan

## Ocean Motion: Lesson 1 "Navigating the Ocean" Teacher Guide

Students determine longitude and latitude using the Sun's shadow and an online calculator, then investigate ocean surface currents effect on drifting objects. Includes pre and post assessment, student investigation, and answer keys.

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## Ocean Motion: Lesson 1 "Navigating the Ocean" Student Guide

Online student guide for Ocean Motion: Lesson 1 "Navigating the Ocean".

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## Location and Direction Quiz

Quiz on Location and Direction

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• Critical Thinking

## Location and Direction Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Location and Direction.

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## Location And Direction Pre Read

To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.

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## Location And Direction Post Read

To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.

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• Real World Application

## Finding Yourself

Describes how GPS works and how it was developed.

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• Study Guide

## Location and Direction Study Guide

This study guide summarizes the key points of Location and Direction. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.

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This activity takes you back to a sea voyage in 1759, long before the creation of GPS devices. Using the information given, can you figure out exactly where you are? Be sure to also explore how modern GPS systems work through the link provided.

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## Latitude And Longitude Map Match Game

by CK-12 //basic

Test your knowledge of longitude and latitude by playing this map game.

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• Flashcards