Land Surveying Project

Map maker, map maker, make me a map. Groups use engineering tools to measure distances and angles of the school building and campus. Using these measurements, they create a topographical map with the help of AutoCAD software.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a civil engineer to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson assumes some familiarity of AutoCAD software
  • Pupils need to have experience with the Law of Cosines
Pros

  • Provides a variety of worksheets for the activities
  • Introduces learners to tools actually used by engineers—great real-world experience!
Cons

  • None