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Warm up • Answer the following questions on the 5 themes of Geography: • Describe absolute and relative location. • Describe some positive and negative human interactions on the environment. • Describe a few reasons why people may move from place to place.
Latitude • Lines that run across the grid. • The flat lines! • The equator is a line of latitude. • The equator divides the earth into 2 hemispheres (North and South)
Longitude • The lines that run up and down. • The “tall” lines! • Longitude lines also called meridians. • The prime meridian divides earth into 2 hemispheres (East and West)
Latitude/Longitude • The prime meridian is the 0 point of Longitude • The equator is the 0 point of Latitude
Weather vs. Climate • What’s the difference?
Weather VS Climate • Generally refers to day-to-day temperature or precipitation! • Rain, sunshine, hail, flooding, blizzards, ice storms, cold front, warm front • Measured over a short time. • Refers to the average conditions of a place over a given period of time. • Temperature, sunshine, humidity, phenomenon (fog, frost, etc). • Measured over a long period of time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz_CRzcIT-Q
Rest of class • Complete “Where in the world” hand out. • When you finish, turn it into McGinn BEFORE you get a computer to work on your scoop. • Work on your weather/climate “scoop”. • Remember: Current event (last 2-3 years) relating to climate or weather.