Mapping Share-a-thon 50 Files

A share-a-thon is a place where teachers can voluntarily upload their files for other teachers to use. When a teacher submits a file, it is catalogued and placed into a database.


compass rose worksheet
Practice filling directions on a compass rose using standard abbreviations.

Contour lines from Elevation data
Draw in contour lines at intervals of 10 meters starting with 60.

Constructing a Contour Map using a plastic mountain
Students will practice constructing and interpreting a contour map.

Creating topographic profiles
Taken from an unknown website and made into a worksheet, a very useful exercise for understanding what topographic maps represent is the construction of a topographic profile.

Latitude and Longitude (calculating minutes)
A worksheet that allows students to practice calculating latitude and longitude using minutes.

Latitude and Longitude Lab (Where in the World is Baldwin NY)
Lab where students really get to understand latitude and longitude. A portion requires the ESRT's.

Topographic Profiles Practice
Students will create two profiles, find distance and gradient on a small included topographic map.

Interpreting Topo Maps
Students will use topographic map to identify surface features.

Reading Isobars
Students interpret hurricane data (station model data, isobars, wind direction) to find the relationship between pressure gradients and wind speed.

Making Models
In this activity you and your teammates will construct models to show various features of Earth.