A topographic map, or "topo map," is a way to show mountains and valleys on a flat piece of paper. In this hands-on activity, patrons build their own mountain out of Play-Doh and create a topo graph of it!
|Hints for uses in your library||Bring some real topographic maps to the program so participants can see what they look like, and compare them to the maps they create!|
10 Interesting Things About Earth
All About Earth
What is Earth?
Earth Day Image Gallery
Earth In Depth
USGS Topographic Maps
|Originating Source||Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
[Suggest a book]
Topographic Maps by Ian F Mahaney
Maps by Wiley Blevins
Types of Maps by Jennifer M Besel, Gail Saunders-Smith, and Sarah E Battersby
Maps Show Us the Way by Jessica Leithauser