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Latitude and Longitude

The imaginary lines that run lengthwise and widthwise across the earth were crucial to navigation in the days before GPS.  Take a look at how sailors used mathematic calculations to keep their vessels on course.

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Some basic information about latitude and longitude.

https://www.britannica.com/science/latitude

 

A kid friendly overview of latitude and longitude,

https://www.youtube.co/watch?v=MSA88mmFuyE

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