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Ch 49: CEOE Middle Level Science: Maps & Globes

About This Chapter

This chapter contains simple lessons that will help prepare you for the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) for Middle Level Science. The subject matter of this chapter is maps and globes.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Maps & Globes - Chapter Summary

This chapter will refresh, and possibly update, the Oklahoma teacher. It covers the tools, maps and globes used to locate a person, place or object on planet Earth. These are topics that you might be tested on during the CEOE Middle Level Science exam. The lessons in this chapter include:

  • Gnomonic, conic and Mercator projections
  • Maps, GIS and GPS tools
  • Making decisions using a geographic information system
  • Topographic, population, political, weather and world maps
  • Map reading
  • Geographic coordinates and graph terminology
  • Definition and history of the almanac

Lessons are delivered through short and enjoyable videos. Each comes with a transcript and a short quiz at the end that tests your comprehension. An easy to navigate timeline with keywords allows you to go back to any specific point in the video for review. The Study.com Maps and Globes video content is presented by our subject matter experts to assist you in your mastery of this subject. As with all chapters in this course, instructors are available to answer questions.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Maps and Globes Chapter Objectives

The lessons of this chapter apply to the CEOE Subarea IV - Earth and Space Sciences competency section 0016, which tests your knowledge of various map types and ensures that you understand their use. The CEOE testing is for determining educator competencies to teach effectively in the public school system in Oklahoma.

8 Lessons in Chapter 49: CEOE Middle Level Science: Maps & Globes
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Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

1. Geography Tools: Maps, GPS & GIS

How can we study the earth and the features in it? Watch this lesson to find out more about common tools used in geography, including maps, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems, and their differences.

Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

2. Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

A Geographic Information System uses smart maps to describe geographical relationships. Learn how organizations use spatial analysis to improve decision making.

Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

3. Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

This lesson will explain and illustrate the Mercator, gnomonic, and conic map projections. In doing this, it will highlight the strengths and flaws of each while also defining the term 'cartographer'.

Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

4. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.

How to Read Topographic and Geologic Maps

5. How to Read Topographic and Geologic Maps

This lesson explains the main features of topographic maps, including contour lines, index contours and contour intervals. It will also cover two rules that all contours follow and discuss geologic maps and the information they contain.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

6. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

Graph Terminology Axis, Range & Scale

7. Graph Terminology Axis, Range & Scale

This lesson will focus on what the X- and Y-axes are and what the terms range and scale are as they pertain to graphing. Later in the lesson, the idea of scale breaks will be discussed.

What is an Almanac? - Definition & History

8. What is an Almanac? - Definition & History

Did you know that an almanac can predict the weather as well as fashion trends for the upcoming year? This lesson will cover the definition of an almanac as well as the etymology, history, and uses of this information-filled resource.

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