5th Grade - Geography Test

Reitzel, 5th Grade, social studies
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hemispheres
the 4 halves of the earth created by the Equator and Prime Meridian (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western)
Equator
divides the Earth in half (Northern & Southern hemispheres). Located at 0 degrees latitude.
Prime Meridian
divides the Earth in half (Eastern & Western hemispheres). Located at 0 degrees longitude.
longitude / meridian
lines that measure distance from the Prime Meridian. Run North & South but measure East & West.
latitude / parallel
lines that measure distance from the Equator. Run East & West but measure North & South.