Universe Cycle - Geography
Can a topographic map help us determine the landscape of an
MATERIALS: 5 topographic maps
PROCEDURE: Answer the following questions as you look at the maps on the
next several pages.
- Which map has the highest mountains?
- Which map has the most creeks?
- Which maps shows you details about the roadways?
- List the scale of each map.
- Which map or maps show oceans?
- What is the highest mountain shown on one of the maps? Give the map name
and its name and elevation.
- Which map has the most mountains?
- Which map has the flattest landscape?
- Which one has the most lakes?
- Which one has the driest climate?
- What map has the most forest?
- Which map has the most water?
- Describe the landscape of each map. (For example, has mountains, many
CONCLUSION: Can you
describe the general landscape of an area using topographic maps?