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Reading a Map
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In this online interactive, learners investigate how Earth's three-dimensional, physical environment is ...

In this online interactive, learners investigate how Earth's three-dimensional, physical environment is represented on a two-dimensional topographic map. Learners explore the essential parts of a map including legend, scale, and slope indicators. Map reading skills are then tested by learners choosing the best trail to take in different scenarios.

Subject:
Mathematics
Physical Geography
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
National Park Service
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Best Buy Children's Foundation
National Park Service
Whatzzzup-Stream?
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In this set of exercises, students will study rivers and waterways around ...

In this set of exercises, students will study rivers and waterways around them by using the Internet, maps, and their knowledge of local landscapes. The students will use an EPA Web site to investigate what is upstream and downstream of them. They will also look at graphs of flow in familiar river locations on a live U.S. Geological Survey Web site. Using small rocks and a washbasin, students will build a model that leads to extending their understanding of streams in different geographic locations. A topographic map exercise will expose students to topographic maps and allow them to look for the origins of streams. Finally, a reading exercise will illustrate the issue of the importance of lower-order streams to downstream areas, and students will be asked to implement their ideas to protect a stream on a dairy farm.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency