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Topography Map Reading-Model and Lab Activity

Topography Map Reading-Model and Lab Activity AP6185
Catalog Number
Topography Map Reading-Model and Lab Activity
Product Description

By: Rich Marrano, Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake, IL

Give your students success at topographic map reading! This innovative kit, developed by a high school teacher, consists of a teacher demonstration model and 15 student models-your students can observe the overhead projection demonstration and then perform hands-on activities at their own lab stations. Simply give each student group a topographic map and a raised relief model of that map area, place the clear plastic demonstration relief model of the same area on the overhead projector, draw the outline on the board, and begin adding colored water in increments. This activity is a great way for your students to visualize how a three-dimensional land area is accurately depicted in two dimensions and also to gain a clear distinction between horizontal and vertical representations on a topographical map.

Materials included:
Teacher overhead relief model, 15 student relief models, map transparencies, and teacher's booklet containing reproducible student activity sheets. Water, food coloring, and an overhead projector are needed but not included.

Additional Resources
No Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 1019
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 673
P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL60510



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