Year 4

What are the hemispheres?

In this lesson, we will be learning about hemispheres, which divide the world into two equal halves. We will explore the Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as the Equator, an imaginary line which circles around the Earth, halfway between the North and South Poles.

Year 4

What are the hemispheres?

In this lesson, we will be learning about hemispheres, which divide the world into two equal halves. We will explore the Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as the Equator, an imaginary line which circles around the Earth, halfway between the North and South Poles.

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Key learning points

  1. Locate the Northern and Southern hemispheres on a globe & explore countries in each one
  2. Describe the significance and importance of the equator & explore countries that the equator goes through
  3. Identify the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and review the latitude of different countries, including the UK

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5 Questions

Q1.
A hemisphere is one of two equal halves of the Earth. True or false?
False
Correct answer: True
Q2.
What is the imaginary line around the Earth that is halfway between the North and South Poles known as?
Correct answer: The Equator
The Northern Hemisphere
The Southern Hemisphere
Q3.
In which hemisphere is the United Kingdom located in?
Correct answer: Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
Q4.
Do lines of latitude run horizontally or vertically?
Correct answer: horizontally
vertically
Q5.
Which tropic is north of the Equator?
Correct answer: Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn