Have your students outline, label, and color the tectonic plates. This is a fantastic mapping exercise that comes with an easy to mark rubric. Either pull up a map for students to reference, or let them research the plates for themselves. Enjoy!
These 7 worksheets and 7 answer keys cover:
-Finding the highest point
-Finding the lowest point
-Determining the best route by steepness
-Comparing deposition, erosion, and tectonic forces
and use portions of real topography maps from around the united states.
Maps include a bu
In this lesson students create 3-D models from topography maps.
Necessary skills to teach in parallel or before the lesson – reading topography lines, reading and creating graphs
Necessary materials – scissors, glue, rulers
1 page of teaching suggestions for cross curriculum connectio
Great as traditional worksheets, or adaptable to cut and glue journal notes.
Students learn how to identify the following from descriptions, in pictures, and on topographic maps: plateau, mesa, butte, alluvial fan, and sand dune.
This lesson addresses Ohio State Standard ESS: This topic focuses
This is a simple lesson, with a powerful understanding of Alfred Wegener's idea of continental drift. I use this activity for an engage activity when starting plate tectonics. Print out the hand drawn "puzzle" and ask students to put it together how they think it goes. The puzzle closely resembles a