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Lesson Worksheet: Maps: Comparing maps and Globes Science

In this worksheet, we will practice locating the equator, poles, and hemispheres on a map and globe and comparing the characteristics of maps and globes


Look at Earth.

Fill in the blanks: is the South Pole because it is the farthest from the equator.

  • AZ, south
  • BX, north
  • CY, south


Three children are discussing a globe.

Who is incorrect?

  • AEmma
  • BMason
  • CBenjamin
  • DAll of them are correct.


Look at the globe.

Which letter labels the Northern Hemisphere?

  • AX
  • BY
  • CZ

Which letter labels the Southern Hemisphere?

  • AY
  • BX
  • CZ


Look at the imaginary red line that is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole.

What is the name of this line?

  • AThe equator
  • BThe South Pole
  • CThe North Pole
  • DThe hemisphere line


Look at the world map.

Fill in the blanks: Point is the North Pole, point is the equator, and point is the South Pole.

  • AX, Y, Z
  • BX, Z, Y
  • CZ, Y, X
  • DY, Z, X


Which version of the world map is correctly labeled?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D


Which of these is a globe?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D


Look at Earth.

Fill in the blank: The North Pole is the furthest north of the .

  • Aequator
  • BNorthern Hemisphere
  • Cpoles


Look at the globe.

Which line points to the equator?

  • ALine Y
  • BLine X
  • CLine Z


Look at the globe and map.

Select the correct statement.

  • ABoth of them are 3D.
  • BBoth of them show bodies of land and water.
  • COnly globes show the poles.
  • DOnly maps show the equator.

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