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Mt. Whitney to Death Valley
This is an intriguing problem that brings together real-world data, technology, and mathematical problem solving. If visibility wasn't an issue, could you see from the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, to the lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley?
9th - 12th Math 19 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sometimes it is difficult to grasp topographic maps. Here is a clever presentation designed to help your middle school earth scientists understand. Beginning with a side view of a pair of mountains, a graphic guy walks up one slope. As he climbs, each elevation is marked with a line showing where it is equal on both mountains.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 51 Downloads
New Review How Do Maps Help Us Understand the World We Live In?
How many different ways can the earth be displayed? Learners view a physical and political map of the Eastern Hemisphere, and discuss how maps help us understand the world we live in.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Lesson 2 Activity 2: Mapping Mount St. Helens
Students use topographic map skills to interpret impact of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens on the volcano's topography, and draw profile views of Mount St. Helens before and after the May 18, 1980, eruption.
4th - 8th Science 22 Views 63 Downloads
Introduction to Maps
Learn to identify the basic features of maps. By viewing the United States map and identifying various details, such as rivers and cities you class will be able to recognize and discuss the features of the map. A map made by George Washington is included
Pre-K Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 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
Improve your students' mapping skills with the guidelines in this helpful PowerPoint. This presentation includes fantastic photos to aid student understanding of what makes a good map. Tip: Follow this PowerPoint with a map making activity!
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 27 Views 139 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
Reading Population Maps
The students in this video discuss population around the world. They explain how to properly read a population map. Tip: Creating a video like this is a great way to for your students to show what they have learned!
2 mins 3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Afghanistan and the Silk Road Map Project
Introduce your class to the rich history of Afghanistan, especially its ancient sites and its importance to the Silk Road, with a series of activities that begins with a mapping project. Using a variety of reference materials, individuals locate and label current neighboring countries, mountains and rivers, key cities of today, as well as ancient sites.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
In this topographic map worksheet, students learn how to read a topographic map and create a topographic map of their own using clay or Play-Doh. Students include contour lines by layering the clay. Students answer 6 questions about topographic maps given diagrams to find specific locations.
7th - 10th Science 100 Views 292 Downloads