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
Curriculum Topics: Geography, Map Reading, Spatial Thinking


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Science
Tags: Earth Systems
Subjects covered: Earth/Space Science