Play Dough Topographic Island- MidnightStar

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This is a FUN extension activity for students to demonstrate their understanding of topographic maps.

Students work in pairs (or individually) to build an island based on basic outlined requirements. Then, students draw a topographic map of their island.

A simple and a more complex activity are included so that students have a choice.

Three examples of islands and their corresponding topographic maps are included.

Materials Needed: Play Dough for each team, and toothpicks for "drawing" contour lines.

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  • Reading and Interpreting Topographic Maps: Glass Lake
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Also Look At The Following FUN Activities By MidnightStar:

  1. The Ultimate Earth Science Bucket List
  2. The Ultimate Geology Bucket List
  3. The Earth Science Bucket List: Junior Level
  4. The Colorado Geology Bucket List
Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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