The final resource for this latitude and longitude project is an interactive game where players search for hidden treasure by locating gold coins using x and y axis coordinates. The cool thing about this game is that it shows the connection between math and latitude and longitude (if it hasn't already been made). This game gives practical practice for applying the knowledge acquired about latitude and longitude in a fun interactive way.
This resources supports the information given in the previous two websites by adding an interactive element. After reading the information about latitude and longitude at the beginning, readers are able to calculate coordinates for specific points on the world map. This is a fun way for readers to see how latitude and longitude are used by cartographers. Readers can put in the coordinates for their own home or school or even a favorite vacation spot.
This website delves in deeper into the differences between latitude and longitude. It includes a comparable chart and diagrams to show the reader what those differences are. It makes a hard concept easier to understand because of the graphic organizers used as well as the pictures. It categorizes the differences between the lines into nine different categories: meaning, direction, symbol, stretches from, lines of reference, number of lines, length of lines, parallels, and classifies. This article also uses some of the same vocabulary as the first resource on this elink.
This website gives a nice introduction to the concept of Latitude and Longitude and explains what the different lines are and what they are used for. It gives key definitions to words like parallels, meridians, equator, prime meridian, and North and South Pole. It also shows how to measure a point and mark its location.