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What 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)
Contour maps show the changes in elevation on the Earth’s surface.
On the following slides some words will be in red. Copy the whole slide first and then build the vocabulary words in red.
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.
Mapmakers use contour lines to show elevation, relief and slope on topographic maps Lines close together show really steep spots and lines far apart show slow slopes.
Contour lines connect points of equal elevation, and are evenly labeled with the elevation above sea level
1. All points along the same contour line are at the same elevation.
2. all contour lines eventually connect with themselves.
3. contour lines never cross each other.
4. Contour lines never split or branch.
Reading topographic maps activities…. Remember to look at the four rules of contour lines!
1. Find the 1800 foot contour line. 2. What is the elevation of state park head quarters? Between 1200 and 1400 ft.
Complete the topographic maps practice and review sheet
Make 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!