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ERIC Number: EJ916052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
An Interdisciplinary Theme: Topographic Maps and Plate Tectonics
Concannon, James P.; Aulgur, Linda
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v48 n2 p49-56 2011
This is an interdisciplinary lesson designed for middle school students studying landforms and geological processes. Students create a two-dimensional topographic map from a three-dimensional landform that they create using clay. Students then use other groups' topographic maps to re-create landforms. Following this, students explore some basic ideas about how landforms take shape and how they can change over time. As students work through three distinct learning-cycle phases of concept exploration, introduction, and application, they use art, language arts, and mathematical skills to strengthen or form new science and social studies concepts. (Contains 14 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A