Teaching Map Skills & Landforms
Topographic Map Activity
Are all hills at risk of landslide? In the "Landslides: What Causes a Hill to Become Creep-y?" environmental engineeering #science project, students set up a model hill and investigate how the slope angle at which a landslide occurs varies with different hill mass and slope surfaces. [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/EnvEng_p035.shtml?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject #geology
Geology science project Experimental setup for modeling landslides
Barefoot Island is a project to help reinforce mapping skills. Students create their own legend using 10-15 symbols that are typically found on maps (i.e. Grocery Store, Gas Station, School). They then add those symbols to their map of Barefoot Island. Students become city planners as they place their symbols in appropriate zones.
Created for student in 2nd-4th grade, Barefoot Island is a fun, engaging project to help reinforce mapping skills. Students create their own legend...
Barefoot Island - Mapping Symbols
Map Activity – World’s Continents & Oceans - In this activity, students must locate and identify the world’s continents and oceans. When students are finished with this, they may spend time coloring the various continents and oceans if so desired. Included in this package is a ready-to-copy blackline master world map along with a separate answer key. This activity could also easily be used as a test or a quiz. Preview file is available for download. $
World Map - World's Continents & Oceans Mapping Activity
Great review game to play after teaching map skills!...
Map Skills Review Jeopardy
The Create-a-Country Geography Skills Project requires students -- upper elementary, middle, or high school -- to demonstrate fundamental geography skills. in a fun, engaging way.
Create-a-Country Geography Skills Project - SCALABLE
Modify this great zig-zag idea! Use geologic features like mtns, valleys, glaciers, etc. instead of houses!