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New York Landscape Regions in Google Earth: Tug Hill Plateau
The Tug Hill Plateau tour is part of the New York Landscape Regions Collection of Google Earth Tours, created by a group of New York State science educators. The tour introduces students to the many waterfalls of the plateau, which is formed of layers of sandstone and shale. It also points out that the plateau recieves more snow than any location east of the Rocky Mounatins due to the lake-effect from Lake Ontario and its elevation, which is 2,100 feet at the highest point. There is also a visit to a fish hatchery.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Field trip - virtual
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Requires Google Earth software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2006, DLESE New York Landscape Region Project.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-073
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
  • National Geography Standards:
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Related resources:
This resource requires 'User's Manual: New York Landscape Regions In Google Earth'
This resource requires 'Google Earth: Explore, Search and Discover'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation