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Lines On the Earth

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Lines On the

Earth

models

Maps and globes are __________ that represent the Earth.

A. Lines of _____________________.

At what two places do these lines cross?

____________________________________

The 0o line is called the ________________________.

Longitude

North and South Poles

Prime Meridian

Latitude

B. Lines of __________________________.

TRUE OR FALSE?

These lines run parallel

to each other.

The 0o line is called the ________________________.

Equator

360o

A circle is divided into 360 degrees, or equal parts.

90o

90o

90o

90o

When divided into 4 equal quarters, how many degrees in each part?

180o

180o

When divided into halves, how many degrees in each half?

-Cross only at poles

Lines of Longitude

-All lines are of equal length

-Tell you how far EAST or WEST you are

-Numbered from 0° – 180° E or W

-Prime Meridian is Oo

Lines of Latitude

-Lines of different length

-NEVER cross

-Tell you how far NORTH or SOUTH you are

-Numbered from 0° – 90° N or S

-Equator is Oo