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K-12 Topographic Maps and Hydrology Lesson 1: How to Read and Use Topographic Maps
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Data Type lesson plan
Computer Program Not specified
File Size 15.96 MB - 1 file
Expert Level Elementary School (Grade 3-6)
Contributor Katharine W Huntington
Source Katharine Huntington, University of Washington
Resource Matrix Map Reading Skills
In this activity, students work with paper topographic maps and Google Earth to identify, visualize, and measure landforms on topographic maps. The activity stands alone, or can be used as preparation for companion lesson, K-12 Topographic Maps and Hydrology Lesson 2 - Using Topography and an Augmented Reality Sandbox to Design Solutions to a Dam Break Problem, available at
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