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Topographic Salad-Tray Model
In this activity, students construct a model of an island using transparent plastic trays onto which they trace contour lines from an example topographic map. Instructions and a link to a downloadable map are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Map
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
Example map requires Adobe Acrobat
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-867
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The U.S Geological Survey
Outreach-Western Region
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/outreach/