On Wednesday afternoon, Red 5 used compasses to locate various Spanish landmarks and plot a route from Madrid. They were tasked with creating a 9 day plan for visiting all the landmarks on their list. They needed to work out which direction to travel (from Madrid), how many steps they need to walk AND come up with an interesting fact about the landmarks.
Here Syed and Bukumi stand at Madrid, working together to find their next landmark.
You all did brilliantly at this – working well as a team and showing some expert geography knowledge.
Which landmarks did you find? Can you say a fact about one of them?
How do you use a compass? What does it tell you?
How did you work out the location of a particular landmark?
If a landmark was 5 steps away from Madrid, and we were using a scale of 1 step = 50km – how far away is that landmark?