3D Topo Views

This modeling activity can be used to teach topographic map-reading skills. Students draw a fictitious topographic map, and then transfer the map to stacking lids, producing a great 3-dimensional effect.

Grades Covered: 2 through 12
Subject Covered: Earth/Space Science

Curriculum topics:
  • Geography
  • Map Reading
  • Spatial Thinking
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Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 2||Earth and Space Science||Earth’s Systems