Latitude & Longitude Lesson for Kids: Definition, Examples & Facts


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What are horizontal lines, or lines running across the Earth from east to west, called?

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1. What are vertical lines, or lines running up and down the Earth from north to south, called?

2. How many degrees are in a circle, or around the globe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources will quiz you on latitude and longitude. You'll be answering questions on key topics like the lines that run across the Earth from east to west and the lines that run from north to south.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following:

  • The degrees in a circle
  • The lines at 0 degrees
  • Smaller sections of the lines that run around the globe

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on latitude and longitude, like which direction each of these lines runs
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how many degrees there are in a circle
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the name for the lines at 0 degrees and the way the globe is broken down into smaller sections of lines

Additional Learning

To learn more, you can review the lesson called Latitude & Longitude Lesson for Kids: Definition, Examples & Facts. We've listed some guide points to help keep you focused:

  • Definition of a globe
  • The North Pole and the South Pole
  • The way scientists use lines on the Earth to pinpoint locations