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This activity will show students how to make their own topographic maps. This is an activity in which you have a sealed card board box with holes in the top. The holes must be placed as rows and columns in the top of the box. You can make however many holes that you want, the more holes the more accurate the map will be. You have the students try to figure out the topography of the area inside the box. They have use pencils to stick inside the holes, and then measure how far down the pencil goes inside the box. Then they can either write down each measurement or plot the rows and points on a piece of paper and make a topographic map themselves of how the area looks inside the box. I will have another link availible to view the maps and show how to perform the assignment.


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