ERIC Number: EJ721622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Three-Dimensional Contour Maps
Science Scope, v29 n2 p38-39 Oct 2005
In summary, this highly conceptual activity helps middle school students understand that the lines on the contour map represent intersections of the surface of the landform with regularly spaced horizontal planes. Building the landform and relating its features to the contour map offer many opportunities for visualization, all grounded in concrete activity.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Maps, Cartography, Map Skills, Science Activities, Geography Instruction, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A