Presentation on theme: "What do you know about maps and globes?"— Presentation transcript:
1What do you know about maps and globes? On the blank paper at your desk complete a brainstorm with your group (each person must use a different color)
2Contour maps show the changes in elevation on the Earth’s surface. Topographic Maps 11/18Contour maps show the changes in elevation on the Earth’s surface.
3DON’T WRITE THIS SLIDEOn the following slides some words will be in red. Copy the whole slide first and then build the vocabulary words in red.
4What does the topography of an area include? It includes the areas elevation, relief, and landforms.The major types of landforms are plains, mountains, and plateaus.Mountains usually exist as a part of a mountain range.
5How do maps show topography? Mapmakers use contour lines to show elevation, relief and slope on topographic mapsLines close together show really steep spots and lines far apart show slow slopes.
23Hand topographyMake a fist with one hand (not the one you write with). Your knuckles are representing hill tops. Just like hills and mountains, your fist has a topography of it's own. Now with a marker in the other hand, start at the top of your knuckles and start drawing contour lines. The hill tops will be smaller circles and gradually start to slope as the contour lines make their way down from your knuckles to your wrist. Make sure you are following the rules of topographic maps!