Like Latitudes

Objective: Students will learn how latitude affects weather patterns.
Resources: Teacher: World globe. Students: paper and pencil.
Teacher Preparation: This lesson can follow an introductory lesson on latitude and longitude.

1. Procedure: Have students locate on the globe the latitude for where they live.
2. Using the globe, have them find other countries, either north or south, with the same latitude.
3. Have students research another country’s weather, using encyclopedias.
4. Students write a paper describing similarities and differences between their own weather and the other country’s weather from the same latitude.

Variations/Options: Using the Internet, students could contact other students to discuss weather.