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Orienteering - Lesson 4 - Distance and HeightLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Pretend that you've been dropped onto a mountain, in the middle of nowhere, and all you have to find your way is a topographical map and a compass. Could you find your way to the nearest town? Orienteering teaches the skills of map...
Constructive and Destructive Geologic ProcessesLesson Planet
8th CCSS: Designed
Show the class the world as they've never seen it before—from way above! Learners try to unravel the mysteries presented by rich satellite imagery, learn to interpret topographic maps, and study erosion by constructing their very own...
Orienteering - Lesson 2 - Topographical MapsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
One of the most important skills in orienteering is being able to read a topographical map. Understanding the contour lines and symbols and the scale of the map will make planning your route so much better. In this lesson, partners get...
What do Maps Show: How to Read a Topographic MapLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students identify the characteristics of topographical maps. Using examples, they practice reading them and describing the information they gather from them. They also discover how to use the website from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Orienteering - Lesson 3 - Topographical Maps and Contour LinesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Learn how to read a topographical map and understand what the contour lines mean. Explore longitude and latitude. Find a cliff, a valley, a mountain peak, and more. This is just one of the ten lessons in this unit on oreinteering....
What Do Maps Show?: Lesson 4 How to Read a Topographic MapLesson Planet
5th - 8th
Young scholars examine the use of topographic maps as two dimensional representations that show elevations and slopes with contour lines. They read maps of the Salt Lake City, Utah area and complete the associated worksheets that show...
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil: Topographic Mapping, Crustal Deformation, Rock Porosity, and Environmental PollutionLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Students review an interpretation of geologic history and relate it to the formation of oil deposits. They explore and explain factors controlling the porosity and permeability of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Pupils also interpret...