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Integers can be a tricky thing for students. This activity focuses on integers and how they are used in the measure of elevation. This packet contains a worksheet with various locations, their elevations, and questions about them. However, to make this really come alive, use the Google Earth version of this activity.
The activity contains 3 parts and each part comes with a Google Earth file. Each Google Earth file contains a path to different location. Each location has information about that spot and it's elevation. This helps students form an idea of elevations and how a spot can have a negative elevation.
Included in the pack are:
--worksheet with elevations included
--worksheet without elevations (to use with the Google Earth paths)
--Instructions for how to access the Google Earth files
--the Google Earth files (.kmz files)
This is a great way to add some technology into your lessons and give students a hands on experience with integers!
**The Google Earth files are a part of this package to make them easier to access. To get the free download of the Google Earth paths ONLY, you can visit the link below. This pack includes the worksheets which must be purchased through TPT.
*The idea for this activity came about because my students, many of whom come from low-income communities, had no idea what “sea level” meant when discussing elevation. I needed a way to make integers come alive and give them a visual of how integers are used in elevation in real life.
Google Earth is a fantastic tool to make math come to life and bring the world to your classroom. This activity can be used WITH or WITHOUT Google Earth (both sets of copies included) however, I highly recommend using the Google Earth version of this activity.