Mapping It Out
In this activity, students will use a topographic map of their school grounds to identify geologic features
using a printed map. Students are asked to identify different features that are on the map by exploring
their school grounds.
Earth Materials and Systems
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of maps to identify Earth's features
- An exploration to describe how maps allow us to observe processes that change Earth's features over time
After completing this activity, students should be able to identify features on their school grounds. Students
in grade 6 should also be able to explain how different interactions have shaped Earth's features over time.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 3
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difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating
scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most
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