Introduction To help you understand the oceanic world, you’ll need to refresh yo

 

IntroductionTo help you understand the oceanic world, you’ll need to refresh your mapping and navigational skills. There is a computer on the Captain’s desk. You’ll need to use it to get the bearings for the Captain. Time to get started, the Captain is waiting and there are riches to be had! Attached to the bulletin board in the study, the Captain has left you with a list of questions and tasks that need to be completed.Your rank on the ship earns you new titles and access to special areas of the ship. Everyone starts off as a swashbuckler. Many ranks exist; the most desired rank is the Quartermaster. Gold coins can be traded for rewards and extra credit. Of course, the most treasured, sought-after thing, and the very reason why you’re here, is to gain safe passage back home!THE CAPTAIN’S ORDERSTo help you understand the oceanic world, you’ll need to refresh your mapping and navigational skills. There is a computer on the Captain’s desk. You’ll need to use it to get the bearings for the Captain. Answer the following questions using your survival skills and the internet.OBJECTIVESLocate positions on the Earth’s land and sea surface and ocean bottom utilizing latitude and longitudePlot basic marine navigational chartsBecome familiar with, and be able to plot on a map, the geography of the world ocean and continentsQuestionsAnswer each question in about two or three sentences. Answers must be of your own original thought – not copied from another source.LOCATIONS, LATITUDE, AND LONGITUDEWhat percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans? How did you calculate this percentage?What percent of Earth’s water is salt water? Where is the most fresh water stored?Describe what it means to sail the Seven Seas?In order from largest to smallest, list the Seven Seas:Largest of the Seven Seas……………Smallest of the Seven SeasIn your own words, explain an ocean gyre? Why are they important?What is the Equator and why is it significant?What is the Prime Meridian and where is it located?What is the difference between the Prime Meridian and the International Date Line?How is the Equator and Prime Meridian similar?What is the Tropic of Capricorn and where is it located?What is the name other Tropic that compliments Capricorn?What is the latitude and longitude of Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL? Remember to include the cardinal directions. To earn credit, describe how you determined the coordinates.The Cabin Boy runs into the students and hands you a page from the ship’s log book containing a list of coordinates. Almost out of the breath, the boy states, “The Captain wants you to identify the landmass, feature, or city based on those coordinates. You might want to use Google Maps or Google Earth to help with the names.”7.067°N, 171.28°E – landmass (island) – Your starting location.27.12°S, 109.37°W – landmass (island)58.58°S, 65.91°W – feature (body of water)22.91°S, 43.20°W – city13.17°N, 59.56°W – landmass (island)Using the World Map (attached in Word document), plot and label each of five coordinates (‘h’ through ‘l’), from #12 – plot the location of Fort Lauderdale Beach and label it point ‘m’, and label each of the Seven Seas using letters ‘a’ through ‘g’ as you listed in #4. You may print and hand plot the map, or save the map to your computer and use a drawing/paint application to plot the information.Starting at Point h, draw a smooth line, connecting points h, i, j, k, l, and m in order. Remember that ships cannot sail over the land; make sure the ship stays in the ocean.Draw and label the following features on the World Map:EquatorPrime MeridianThe Tropic of CapricornThe Tropic identified in #11How to Submit Your TaskAnswer questions 1 through 13 on a word processing document. Make sure each answer is two to three sentences to earn full credit. Submit the document to the task folder.Verify that your World Map has the letters ‘a’ through ‘m’ clearly marked, you connected the coordinate points with the smooth line, and the four latitude and longitude lines (n, o p, and q) are drawn.
 

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