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Longitude and Latitude

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To find a place exactly, you need crossing lines that create an intersection. This is a grid system. One grid system is used by mapmakers all over the world. It helps you locate any place on Earth. It is known as the latitude and longitude grid

 

 

 

1. Map and Activities

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g3_u6/index.html

 

2. Surface Distance Between Two Points Latitude and Longitude 

http://www.chemical-ecology.net/java/lat-long.htm

 

3. World Atlas of Latitude and Longitude

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/imageg.htm

 

Games

4. http://www.abcya.com/latitude_and_longitude_practice.htm 

 

5. http://www.softschools.com/social_studies/geography/map_games/latitude_and_longitude_games/ 

 

6. http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php 

 

7. http://www.purposegames.com/game/longitude-and-latitude-quiz

 

8. http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/latitude_longitude/

 

 

 

EnchantedLearning.com
USA Latitude and Longitude Activity #2
US States: Map/Quizzes
US Regional Map/Quizzes
US Flag Quiz Printouts

 

City USA Latitude and Longitude

 

1. The location 26 degrees N, 105 degrees W is in what country? Mark the spot on the map with a black X. _____________________
2. Is the location 35 degrees N latitude, 75 degrees W longitude in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean? Mark it on the map with a green X. _____________________
3. Is the location 30 degrees N, 87 degrees W on land or under water. Mark it on the map with a blue X. _____________________
4. On the map, label the location 38 degrees N latitude, 105 degrees W longitude with a red X and write the name of the state it is in. _____________________
5. The location 43 degrees N, 75 degrees W is in what state? On the map, write the state's name. _____________________
6. Name the state whose southern border is latitude 35 degrees N, and label the state on the map. _____________________

 

 

 

 

Animal Puzzle Fun 

 

Clue 1

I am a herbivore that has opposable modified index finger that acts as a second thumb.

My native range coordinates are: Latitude=25º S, Longitude=138º E

 

Clue 2

I am one of the largest land carnivores and my skin is black to help keep me warm.

My native range coordinates are: Latitude= 85º N, Longitude= 100º E

 

Clue 3

I am a spotted herbivore that has a purplish-black tongue that can extend almost twenty inches. The purple color prevents me from burning my tongue while feeding on a acacia tree.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 15º N, Longitude= 15º E

 

Clue 4

I am a reptilian carnivore that was once on the endangered species list. However, my species has made a comeback and is now listed as threatened. People have to look at the shape of my snout so they don't confuse me with one of my relatives.

My native range coordinates are: Latitude= 30º N, Longitude= 80º W

 

Clue 5

I am an endangered species and the only great ape found on this continent.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 2º,  Longitude= 110º E

 

Clue 6

I am a type of bird that does not fly. Even though my name sounds like I would be the largest of all 17 species of my kind, I am actually the second largest in size.

My native coordinates are: Latitude=  80º, Longitude= 45º E

 

Clue 7

I am a national emblem for the country that contains the coordinates given below. I have a white feathers on my head, neck and tail.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 15º N, Longitude= 120º W

 

Clue 8

I am an endangered primate that has a long ringed tail. All members of my species are native to the coordinates given below.

My native range coordinates are: Latitude= 45º S, Longitude= 45º E

 

Clue 9

I am a reptile belonging to the Family Boidae. I am an excellent swimmer and very large.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 10º S, Longitude= 70º W 

 

Clue 10

I am an extremely endangered animal that is black and white in color.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 37º N, Longitude= 105º E

 

Clue 11

I am a large mammal that secretes a pinkish-colored oil that keeps my skin moist in my hot climate. The translation of my name means river horse.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 20º N, Longitude= 14º E

 

Clue 12

I am a social marsupial that lives in groups called mobs.

My native coordinates are: Latitude= 20º S, Longitude= 130º E

http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/lsa/i-035/pdf/4-8.pdf

 

             

 

              Wildlife Trade Cards Funsheet

 
1. Leopard Panthera pardus pernigra
Exporting Country Description: This country lies in between the countries of China and
   India.
Importing Country Description: Germany, Belgium, and Italy border this country.
Fun Facts:
· Leopards can weigh 25 to 91 kg (55 to 200 lb.).
· Leopards are smaller than other great cats such as lions and tigers.
· Leopards are very strong and are capable of carrying prey twice their weight up into
   the trees.
Threats: Poaching and habitat destruction are the greatest threats to Panthera. Panthers
   are poached for their distinctive spotted fur coats.
 
 
 
 
2. Musk Deer Moschus moschiferus
Exporting Country Description: This country lies in between North Korea and Japan.
Importing Country Description: Sapporo, Osaka, and Kobe are all major cities in this
   country.
Fun Facts:
· Musk deer are very shy and live solitary lives most of the time.
· Musk deer can weigh between 15 to 17 kg (33 to 37.4 lb.).
· Musk deer consume over 130 plant species as part of their diet.
· The musk pouch of the male is used to attract a mate.
Threats: Musk deer have been overexploited for their musk glands that are used in
   medicine and perfume production.
 
 
 
3. Pacific Walrus Odobenus rosmarus divergens
Exporting Country Description: This country lies between the Bering Strait and Canadian
   border.
Importing Country Description: Alberta and Ontario are provinces in this large country.
Fun Facts:
· A thick layer of blubber insulates the walrus. Blubber may be up to 15 cm (6 in.)
   thick. During the winter, blubber may account for one-third of a walrus’ total body
   mass. Blubber also streamlines the body and functions as an excess energy reserve.
· To locate food, walruses use their vibrissae (whiskers). A walrus has about 400 to 700
   vibrissae in 13 to 15 rows on its snout. Vibrissae are attached to muscles and are
   supplied with blood and nerves. A walrus moves its snout through bottom sediment to
   find food. Abrasion patterns of the tusks show that they are dragged through the
   sediment, but are not used to dig up prey. Walruses may also take in mouthfuls of
   water and squirt powerful jets at the sea floor, excavating burrowing invertebrates
   such as clams.
· Walruses spend about two-thirds of their lives in the water.
Threats: Habitat destruction and poaching for their tusks are the greatest threats to the
   walrus.

 

4. Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis
Exporting Country Description: The countries Angola, Tanzania, and Congo all border
   this country.
Importing Country Description: The capital of this country is Taipei.
Fun Facts:
· A rhino's horn is not a true horn that is attached to the skull. It grows from the skin
   and is made up of keratin fibers, the same material found in hair and nails.
· Black rhinos have a prehensile lip that is used much like a finger to select and pick the
   leaves and twigs they prefer.
· Black rhinos travel alone except while breeding or raising offspring. Juveniles remain
   with the mother until they are completely weaned just before a new baby is born.
Threats: Poaching for their horns and habitat destruction are the greatest threats to
   rhinoceros survival. Some cultures believe the horn has medicinal properties, but
   there is no scientific evidence for this theory. In fact, the horn is partially composed
   of keratin (protein found in hair and nails)!
 
 
 
5. Freshwater Sawfish Pristis microdon
Exporting Country Description: Cape Town and Johannesburg are cities found in this
   country.
Importing Country Description: Harbin, Guilin, and Lhasa are cities in this country.
Fun Facts:
· This species of sawfish feeds on benthic animals and small schooling fish.
· Freshwater sawfishes have a broad based saw-shape snout that has 14-22 teeth on each
   side. They use the saw for attacking prey, rooting, and defense.
· Nearly all populations have suffered serious declines.
Threats: Habitat destruction and overexploitation due to hunting for food. The increase in
   demand for shark-fin soup also places pressure on the remaining populations.
 
 
6. Bengal Tiger Panthera tigris tigris
Exporting Country Description: This country has borders on China, Pakistan, and Nepal.
Importing Country Description: The capital of this country is Beijing.
Fun Facts:
· Since tigers hunt mostly at dusk and dawn their stripes help them hide in the shadows
   of tall grasses. They stalk and pounce because they are not able to chase prey a long
   distance.
· It is estimated that there are less than 3,000 Bengal tigers left in the wild.
· A tiger can consume as much as 40 kg (88 lb.) of meat in one feeding.
Threats: Habitat loss and poaching are the greatest threats to the tiger's survival. Tigers
   are poached for their skin and bones. Some cultures believe tiger bones have
   medicinal properties.

 

7. Asian Elephant Elephas maximus
Exporting Country Description: The capitol is located in the city of Colombo of this
   country.
Importing Country Description: Berlin, Hamburg, and Bavaria are all states in this
   country.
Fun Facts:
· The dominant elephant in the herd is a female, the matriarch. She is often the oldest,
   largest or most experienced elephant in the herd of related females and their young.
· Elephants can use low frequency sound waves for communication between members
   of the herd and individuals outside the herd. These sounds may carry for distances of
   up to 10 miles.
· The elephant's ivory tusks are incisors used for digging, uprooting trees and
   displaying.
Threats: Habitat loss and overexploitation for their hair, skin, and ivory are the greatest
   threats to the Asian elephant.
 
 
 
8. Hyacinth Macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Exporting Country Description: The countries of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia,
   and Paraguay have borders on this country.
Importing Country Description: The city of Anchorage is found in the northernmost state
   of this country.
Fun Facts:
· It is the largest macaw species, frequently traveling together in small flocks of one to
   eight pairs, loudly calling to one another.
· Macaw pairs remain bonded.
· Macaws are able to reach flying speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.
Threats: Habitat loss and overexploitation for the pet industry.
 
 
 
9. Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus
Exporting Country Description: The cities of Kashi and Shashi are in this country.
Importing Country Description: The islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui are part of this
   country.
Fun Facts:
· The Asiatic black bear can grow up to 50 to 74 inches (125 to 185 cm) and weight
   between 220 and 440 lb. (99 to 198 kg).
· Asiatic black bears are omnivorous , eating insects, small mammals, birds, and fruits.
· They are mainly nocturnal, sleeping in caves or trees during the daytime.
Threats: Habitat destruction and poaching are the greatest threats to the Asiatic black
   bear's survival. Some cultures believe that the bear gallbladder has medicinal
   properties.
 

 

10. Giant Armadillo Priodontes giganteus  

Exporting Country Description: The capital city of this country is Caracas. Importing Country Description: United States of America and Guatemala have borders on this country.

Fun Facts:

· The Giant armadillo can grow up to 1.5 m in length (4.95 feet) and weigh up to 55 kg (121 pounds). · Giant armadillos feed on ants, termites, and occasionally a snake.

· Daytime heat is avoided by resting in a burrow and emerging at night to feed.

Threats: Habitat destruction and overexploitation for its tough leathery skin are the greatest threats to the giant armadillo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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