Above and Below Sea Level

The World’s Highest and Lowest Locations

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The World's Highest and Lowest Locations

You have been asked to write a book called The World’s Highest and Lowest Locations.

From The World’s Highest and Lowest Locations video, choose four locations above sea level and four locations below sea level to include in a diagram for the book.

  • Either use the handout or draw your own number line in your notebook.

VIDEO: The World’s Highest and Lowest Locations

HANDOUT: The World's Highest and Lowest Locations

Challenge Problem

  • If you drew a horizontal number line for your book, now draw a vertical number line. If you drew a vertical number line for your book, now draw a horizontal number line.
  • Explain how your number line represents elevations above and below sea level.
  • Explain how you use the number system to show elevations above and below sea level.

Hint: First locate sea level on the number line.

 

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