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Topographic Map Creation
In this activity, students create two- and three-dimensional maps by using a data grid of an imaginary section of Earth's surface. They are challenged to create six different maps of various surface features and answer questions about them.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
Data spreadsheet requires Microsoft Excel
Activity requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Charles A. Burrows
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-002
Related resources:
This resource requires 'Data Spreadsheet'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Charles A Burrows
Spring Valley High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No Institutional Affiliation