Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Models of the earth are created in a variety of ways. We have looked at topographic maps in a 2D format. This activity will show how Topographic Maps can be modeled in a 3D activity. Students will gain a deeper understanding of geologic features through hands-on use of materials.

A similar activity with worksheet can be found here: http://sciencespot.net/Media/playdhmtn.pdf

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

contour lines elevation valley formation topography

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.8.9.C: Science

interpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering.
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