How the Earth is Divided

How the Earth is Divided



4.1:2 - Distinguish between the North and South Poles; the equator and the prime meridian;
the tropics; and the hemispheres, using coordinates to plot locations.


Students will design a poster depicting the world, marking North and South Poles as well as hemispheres.

The grade level is fourth grade.

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Resources for How the Earth is Divided


1. http://climatekids.nasa.gov/polar-temperatures/

2. http://www.marcsobservatory.com/mo_whatsit_hemispheres.html

3. http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/hemisphere/?ar_a=1

Critical Thinking Question (answered outside of Sophia)

Compare the Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Which continents are included in each and which include the North and South Poles?


Source: "Climate Kids NASA's Eyes on the Earth." NASA's Climate Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2014.