KS2 The Tropics

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This worksheet is designed to introduce upper KS2 students to the concept of latitude, focusing on lines of latitude and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Through engaging text and interactive questions, students will learn about the imaginary nature of latitude lines, their purpose in locating places on Earth, and the significance of the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn in Earth's geography. 

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  • Understand the concept of latitude and its role in geography.
  • Identify the purpose of latitude lines in locating places on Earth.
  • Learn about the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn and their significance in Earth's geography.
  • Develop critical thinking skills through interactive questions and activities.

This worksheet provides an engaging introduction to latitude lines and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn for upper KS2 students. By exploring these concepts through interactive questions and informative text, students will develop a deeper understanding of geographic navigation and Earth's geographical features. Further exploration of maps and globes can enhance students' spatial awareness and geographic literacy.

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