Topographic Map Unit Plan

High schoolers examine topographic maps and discover how to decipher contour intervals, use contour lines and apply information to complete a topographic map lab. Working in groups, they identify the scale of the map, latitude and longitude, towns, mountains, rivers, railroads, swamps, forests, wildlife reserves and historical features.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
4 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2007
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