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Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson plan, 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.
3rd - 5th Math 21 Views 137 Downloads
Map Scale and Ratios
Introduce you map scale and ratios lesson with this informative video. A student demonstrates how to properly use a scale on a map, as well as read a topographic map. This is a fantastic video to show during your map unit!
2 mins 3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 12 Downloads
Introduce middle or high schoolers to topographic maps with this PowerPoint. After a review of longitude and latitude, display and describe contour lines and intervals. Also explain map scale. This is a useful presentation for a social studies or earth science class.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 63 Downloads
Maps- Looking at Map Scales
In this map scale worksheet, students examine how to convert measurements on a map. They read 5 examples before completing 8 multi-step conversion problems. They insert the answers in an online version of the worksheet to determine if their answers are correct.
8th - 9th Math 38 Views 134 Downloads
Driving with Decimals/Mapping with Proportions
In this driving with decimals/mapping with proportions worksheet, students solve word problems using a map scale in decimals to determine distances in miles and lengths of travel times. Students solve six problems and a bonus opportunity.
4th - 6th Math 12 Views 93 Downloads
Orienteering - Lesson 1 - Maps & Map Scales
Lesson 1 of 10 lessons in this orienteering unit is about maps and map scales. After all, orienteering is all about maps, compasses, and finding ones' way around. It is imperative to be able to read maps and understand the relevance of scale.
9th - 12th Physical Education 7 Views 12 Downloads
Right Place, Right Time
Fourth graders complete mathematical word problems. They study the relationships among distance, speed, and time; and measure travel distances. They measure distances using a piece of string and a ruler and practice converting several measurements into miles using the map scale.
4th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Come Into my Parlor
An interesting cross-curricular lesson on dairy farming awaits your students. Elements of language arts, math, social studies, and agriculture are all present. Many excellent worksheets and a good article on dairy farming are included in this fine plan.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 9 Views 38 Downloads
Paul Bunyan and Map Scales
Third graders read Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and use the maps in the story to relate to maps in their hands and shown how to use map scales. In this maps lesson plan, 3rd graders measure the miles traveled from one place to another using a map scale.
3rd Social Studies & History 10 Views 33 Downloads
Scale of Miles
In this scale of miles worksheet, students identify and complete 2 different charts that include reading a map scale to determine various distances. First, they use the scale of miles on the map to estimate the distance traveled on the Underground Railroad.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 111 Downloads
Metrics And Measurements
Students engage in a study of measuring distances between geographical locations on a map. They are able to define and use the map scale in conjunction with the metric system. For this lesson they make their own maps and measure the distances.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 57 Downloads
Third and fourth graders are introduced to the concept of map scale. Using an illustration, they discuss if it shows the actual size of the object and why scale is used to represent areas. They use some items in the illustration to determine its real size based on the scale.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads
Compagnie Air Nourriture
Learners complete the lesson, "Tout le monde est a table," and calculate in miles and kilometers using the world map scale, the distance each product has traveled. They record the distances on graphs and calcuate how long it took by plane for the product to reach its final destination.
3rd - 5th Languages 14 Views 34 Downloads
Map Your Favorite Sports Team's Next Road Trip
Learners track a sports team across the country. They use a map scale to calculate the number of miles traveled by their sports team on a trip, conduct Internet research, and calculate how much it would cost them to go along on the trip.
3rd - 12th Math 3 Views 13 Downloads
Changing Planet: Melting Glaciers
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.
6th - 10th Science 7 Views 28 Downloads