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57 resources with the concept contour lines

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Constructive and Destructive Geologic Processes

For Teachers 8th Standards
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...
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Constructing and Visualizing Topographic Profiles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Militaries throughout history have used topography information to plan strategies, yet many pupils today don't understand it. Scholars use Legos and a contour gauge to understand how to construct and visualize topographic profiles. This...
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Volcanic Landforms

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know the word volcano comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan? During this activity, scholars make a topographic map, interpret topographic maps, and infer how lava will flow based on their analysis. 
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Mapping

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Under the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tropical fish are a great subject for any art project, they are colorful, interesting, and can go along with under water themed stories read in class, learner written narratives, or Marine Biology units. This set of instructions will...
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Orienteering

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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A Contouring We Go

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the built environment and infrastructures of their community by constructing contour equipment, using the equipment, and comparing their results to current topographical maps of the same area
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VALUE with Gridding

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students create form/3-D space on a 2-D surface using pencil and the value scales. Use of grid lines is used on a picture and on paper. Overlapping is discussed along with the value scale and how it is used to show an object to have...
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Identify the Element of Line

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore the element of "line." In this beginning art activity, students listen to the book Harold and the Purple Crayon, then describe the types of lines Harold drew. Students identify straight lines,  jagged lines, curvy lines,...
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Creating a Topographic Map

For Students 6th - 8th
In this topographic map instructional activity, learners add contour lines to a topographic map using instructions provided. Once topographic map is finished, students complete 2 follow-up short answer questions.
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Topographic Mapping Skills

For Students 5th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, students read an excerpt about topographic maps and why they are useful for various jobs. They also respond to eleven questions that follow related to the excerpt and locating specific map points on the map...
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A Digital Reimagining of Gettysburg

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why would Robert E. Lee order Pickett's Charge, an action that changed the course of the Civil War? Geographer and historian Anne Knowles uses digital technology to explain what she thinks is the missing piece in trying to understand...
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Topographic Maps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Volcano Contour Models Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students experiment with water levels and plastic topographic volcano models to determine the contour lines that would be used to create a topograpohic map of a volcano. They use the traced lines to actually develop the map.
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Pattern Value Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study the elements of art and the principles of design. In this art and design lesson, students study art and design elements including line, shape, form, color, and texture in addition to emphasis, contrast, repetition,...
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Japanese Wood Block Prints

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the four islands of Japan and the ancient history of Japan to discover when woodblock printmaking was developed. They complete the steps to create a woodblock print and demonstrate reverse imaging when printing....
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WPA Art and Visual Elements of Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars recognize the following formal elements om art: visual and tactile texture; shape or contour; value. They create a 2-D or 3-D work of art that embodies this element strongly.
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Doodle Animals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the abstract form of drawing of Paul Klee. They create a drawing of an animal using contour line in the same style.
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Layers with Lines

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine topographical maps and the challenges faced by cartographers when drawing the maps. While creating collages, they use contour lines to add dimension much in the same way they are used on maps to show elevation.
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Contour Map Worksheet #2

For Students 6th - 9th
Following a contour map of a hill, a stream, and the ocean, are five multiple choice questions. Earth science enthusiasts determine elevation, direction of water flow, distance, and steepness. They also match the map to a selection of...
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Changing Planet: Sea Levels Rising

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Begin by showing a six-minute video, Changing Planet: Rising Sea Level as an anticipatory set. Pupils draw a topographic map of a potato continent. Finally, they will visit NOAA's sea levels online map and NASA's carbon dioxide...
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Topographic Maps

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Your choice of hands-on topographic mapping tasks is provided in this resource. From actual map-making to viewing and interpreting stereographic photos, the activities are sure to succeed. To make the most of this lesson, you will need...
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Introducing Topographic Maps: Guiding Students from Concrete Models to Graphic Representations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars interpret topographic maps and infer human activity as it is influenced by the landscape.
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Contour Line Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students, after exploring various forms of contour lines and practice drawing them, produce a unique pencil drawing. Included in detail are blind contour lines, contour lines, contour lines "with help," structural plane, format/picture...