This geology lab is designed to teach students the basic skills needed to read, construct, and interpret topographic maps. The goal of this lab is to help students build direct connections between the topography and volcanic history of Mt. St. Helens. The lab is split into four sections. The first section aids students in the construction of a simple topographic map of the pyramid of Khafre. The second section introduces students to basic topographic map features. The third section contains a series of questions and calculations students can complete by examining the USGS topographic map of Mt. St. Helens. The final section enables students to visualize Mt. St. Helens in 3D and make interpretations about the history of both the 1980 eruption and its recent volcanic activity.


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