Latitude and Longitude: Geographical Coordinates
Latitude and longitude activity, with geographic coordinates. The parallels and meridians form an imaginary grid called terrestrial coordinates, which are used to locate any point on the earth. Parallels are lines parallel to the equator and meridians are perpendicular to the equator. From the parallels and meridians we get latitude and longitude, which are the distances from the equator or the Greenwich meridian, respectively, to the point to be measured. The equator and the Greenwich meridian are the 0° points of reference. Look at the latitude and longitude, with the reference of North South, East and West, and locate the point on the map in this online social science game for ages 9 and up.