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Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale. By observing a variety of authentic cave maps and create their own cave map representing the classroom cave students can solve and write related story problems.
Learners compare distances and practice how to use map scales. In this mapping and distance lesson, students locate map scale. Learners answer questions about distances using the given scale. Students use computers to locate places on a map using the given computer programs. Learners practice measuring distances in various formats.
Students interpret a map scale to measure the space in a milking parlor. They reveiw the process of using a map scale to calculate distances. Students are given worksheets, they read the information in the box together. They draw an aerial view of their classroom. Students decide what scale measurement they are going to use to reflect the size of the classroom.
Fourth graders explore the evolution of dairy farming and the invention of milking machines. They read a map scale and calculate distances and then draw an aerial view of their classroom using scale measurement. Math problems containing dairy farming facts are provided for additional practice.
Resource links to a video, satellite images, data, and photographs of glaciers provide emerging earth scientists the opportunity to examine how the ice has been retreating over the years. A data table is included for pupils to record what they find throughout the investigation of these resources. Observation and measurement skills are put into practice during this impacting activity. Use it when considering the effects of climate change.
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and assignments as they move through the unit. Note: This is a study guide only.